Carbon Researcher - Landscape and Nature

London, United Kingdom
 starting from £44,577 per annum inclusive of London Weighting plus £4k for training development
28 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Other
Salary: starting from £44,577 per annum inclusive of London Weighting
plus £4k for training development
Post Type:  Full Time
Post Type:  Fixed Term
Contract Length: 24 months
Closing Date: Tuesday 24 October 2023
Interview Date: Tuesday 31 October 2023
Reference: 2353-23-R

Location: Waterloo, London (with travel to Groundwork South office and UEL Docklands)

University of East London

We’re the University of East London (UEL) founded in 1898 and proud to change lives through education. Our goal is to advance industry 5.0 careers-first education and provide a clear path to the jobs and opportunities of the future. We’re committed to driving diversity in the 5.0 talent pipeline, working in partnership to promote talent wherever it is found and crafting a balanced, inclusive, and green future.

About Us

As a university connected with our local community, we are always exploring opportunities to co-create our research and knowledge exchange with beneficiaries. Within this scope, we are recruiting a KTP Associate to work as a Carbon Researcher connecting UEL’s Sustainability Research institute with environmental community charity Groundwork London. The Associate will be embedded in Groundwork, supporting them in exploring how emerging carbon and landscape management research can support them in navigating both the opportunities and challenges of a global carbon net-zero transition. This will include sector and market leading work in managing carbon in the natural landscapes, including with peat soils, at both design stage and during ongoing management. This will involve producing carbon assessment and providing carbon advice to and collaborating with a range of internal specialist teams at Groundwork, under supervision of UEL’s leading experts in carbon life cycle analysis and land-based carbon storage and emissions avoidance. The KTP Associate will need to be a forward-thinking, innovative, curious person, passionate about making a positive difference in the sustainability sector.

As a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, the role is based mainly with Groundwork London, based across all Groundwork offices (head office in SE1) with hybrid working. For a half day per week, the role collaborates with university colleagues so is based with the University, on site at Docklands campus or remote.

About You

The ideal candidate will have the ability to thrive in the inclusive and diverse communities of both UEL and Groundwork. You will have a track-record of working to deadlines, providing solutions to multidisciplinary challenges, and working with a diversity of customers on solutions-based projects.

You will have awareness of carbon net-zero transition, the societal changes needed to drive this change, and an ability to critically evaluate the opportunities associated with this need for change. You will also have good interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) including the ability to transfer complex scientific concepts to non-specialist audiences. Furthermore, you should be able to demonstrate experience of being able to plan and prioritise workload and contribute to a multi-disciplinary team.

Equal Opportunities

UEL is an inclusive equal opportunities employer and are proud of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity achievements, including: zero gender pay gap, members of Stonewall and have won Athena Swan awards. We expect all employees of UEL to accept our EDI policy and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.

We're a disability confident employer and value all applications. Please let us know if you require any reasonable accommodations throughout the recruitment process.

Further details:    Job Description & Person Specification    

To contact the recruitment team please phone +44 20 8223 3000 x 4600 or e-mail

CVs without a completed application form will not be accepted.

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