Graduate Placement - Scottish Natural Heritage - International Year of Soils

Application start and end date: 
15th February 2015
Hours: 
Full time
Salary/benefits: 
From £15,533 to £16,632
Country: 
United Kingdom
Contract type: 
Temporary
Description: 

The International Year of Soils (IYS) has been declared by the UN for 2015, with the overall aim of raising awareness of the importance of soils in global food security and provision of essential ecosystem services. IYS 2015 offers an opportunity for Scotland to promote the unique and world-leading approaches to understanding and managing soils which it has developed and demonstrated on an international stage.

This post will provide input to a range of tasks being undertaken by SNH and partners to support the activities of the UN international year of Soil Scotland 2015.  This will include supporting promotion campaign, and developing guidance, sharing good practice and general dissemination material and some element of research support for the promote soils to wider audience.

Eligibility criteria: 
- You must have graduated at degree or postgraduate level in a relevant subject, such as Soils, Geography, Environmental Science or similar discipline from a higher level education institution within the past 4 years. 
- You are not currently studying full time or will have graduated from your studies at the time of the placement. 
- You must have had no more than one year's relevant (graduate level) work experience since your last graduation.

Further details can be obtained from here