Welsh Government PhD Placement: Biodiversity Taskforce and International Biodiversity Policy

Closing Date for Applications: 23rd June 2023

The Land, Nature and Forestry Division of the Welsh Government is seeking a PhD student for a placement opportunity within its Nature Policy and Environmental Governance policy teams. The teams are responsible for the development of aspects of the Welsh Government’s biodiversity policy including international biodiversity, and implementation of the Nature Recovery Action Plan for Wales.

Purpose of the Post

The overarching purpose of the placement is to provide support in researching, identifying evidence and collating data in support of policy option appraisal for a number of current tasks on developing biodiversity policy. This will include the development of papers and other material in an accessible format for internal and external stakeholders on a range of issues including:

  • Researching and presenting options for delivery of the Biodiversity Taskforce
  • Research and co-ordination to support workshops on our international commitments 

Key Tasks 

  • Desk based research – by using appropriate methods to provide evidence reviews (literature or statistical data) on specific topics
  • Systems Mapping/ Analysis and modelling – by using a range of data and scenario predictions 
  • Communications/ Stakeholder engagement – by developing a communications and engagement strategy documentation – further development of guidance 

For further information and details of the application process please download the following form:

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