Welsh Government Placement: Coastal Adaptation Research DEADLINE EXTENDED

Deadline extended: 25th June 2021

The Water, Flood and Coal Tips Safety Division of Welsh Government is seeking a PhD student for a placement opportunity within one of its policy teams.

Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) is a politically high-profile area that delivers significant benefits across Wales.  Flooding and coastal erosion are two of the biggest natural hazards affecting Welsh communities. The FCERM team helps to raise awareness, build resilience and reduce the consequences of those risks.

Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) in Wales amounts to far more than the building of defences. Our risk management approach encourages wider resilience, prevention and awareness, so that better decisions can be made by the public and those who have an influence on development and the environment.

Purpose of the Post

The student will be required to evidence gather and prepare an early draft of coastal adaptation guidance, to assist the Welsh Government’s Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) team given our ongoing work in supporting coastal communities facing climate change and implementing the Shoreline Management Plans (SMP).

The placement provides an opportunity to gain insight into the functioning of Welsh Government and evidence-based policy development at the highest level.  The post-holder will work in an interesting and diverse team, contributing to the shaping of a future policy direction. The post-holder will be expected to work independently within parameters and guidelines provided by the Welsh Government. Working closely with a wide range of colleagues the successful candidate will build valuable working relationships, broaden their knowledge of public policy-making and enhance their existing transferable skills.

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