Impact and Economic Evaluator

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Jul 01, 2020
End of advertisement period
Jul 29, 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

iCASP is a 6 year NERC-funded programme seeking to deliver £50M of economic benefit to the Yorkshire region and beyond and a range of non-economic benefits. The programme has been fully operational since 2017 and works by applying existing environmental science via co-designed projects with stakeholders to drive catchment-related environmental, policy, practice, business and societal impacts.

This exciting role has three key cross-cutting components:

You will drive the evaluation function of the iCASP programme, assessing and reporting on the cross-programme and project-specific impacts, including an evidence-based assessment of projected financial and non-financial benefits of programme activities. You will work with the iCASP team and with partners across academic and non-academic institutions, to evaluate and report on impact, including preparation of reports to funders and the programme office as required.

You will support the iCASP team in efforts to grow the legacy of iCASP by supporting and developing funding proposals, for external support, that enhance the long-term financial sustainability of iCASP beyond its initial NERC-funded timeframe.

You will directly support some of the iCASP-funded projects by delivering impact translation work that utilises your skills and experience (e.g. economic appraisal, catchment solutions).

You will have the opportunity to develop innovative methodologies that accurately capture the value of a varied portfolio of NERC science to the Yorkshire region and beyond, working closely with leading academic experts in the field of environmental economics and impact evaluation. You will also interact with a wide range of environmental scientists and stakeholders.

You will be an experienced quantitative environmental social scientist educated to PhD level, with a demonstrable understanding of environmental economics, catchment science and its use in business, government and other regional organisations. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to understand and present complex economic and scientific data across the range of activities being supported by the programme.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Julia Martin-Ortega:

or Duncan Fyfe, iCASP Programme Manager:

Location: Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Environment
School/Institute: School of Geography
Category: Research
Grade: Grade 7
Salary: £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time: 100% - We will consider job share and flexible working arrangements
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term (until 31 December 2022)
Closing Date: Wednesday 29 July 2020
Interview Date: See advert
Reference: ENVGE1124
Downloads: Candidate Brief