Welsh Government Research Fellowship

Developing an Outcome and Indicator Framework for Sustainable Management of Natural Resources (SMNR)

Deadline for Applications: 19th September 2022

The Welsh Government, Environment and Rural Affairs Strategic Evidence Unit is seeking to
recruit a Senior Research Fellow to work with them and Natural Resources Wales to develop
an Outcome and Indicator Framework for measuring Wales progress on Sustainable
Management of Natural Resources (SMNR). We are looking for an experienced academic
(Senior Research Fellow or similar) with a good track record of working with policy, of
applying environmental systems-related work and of working on cross-cutting
environmental issues. We would value them being able to bring new and innovative
approaches to develop an outcome and indicator framework for measuring Wales’
sustainable management of natural resources.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a programme plan of work and agreed outputs for the contract period. It is expected there will be a certain amount of flexibility in the programme to reflect the skills and expertise of the successful candidate and priority shifts. There is also flexibility for the Fellow to work fewer days/week during this scoping phase and to increase the proportion of their time spent on the Fellowship during the delivery phase.

The key final outputs from this work will be:

  1. A proposed list of critical outcomes that should feature in an overarching, systems based assessment of Wales’ progress in delivering in-line with the 4 aims of SMNR
  2. Proposed indexes, indicators or metrics for each of the Critical Outcomes,
    recognising the need to be able to incorporate new indicators as data and more
    effective analysis makes these available.
  3. A short, applied report setting out the rationale for the overall approach and for the
    inclusion of each of the proposed outcomes, and accompanying metrics.
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  4. An accompanying slide/pack and presentation setting-out the proposed approach
    and justification for it.

If you are interested in applying for the role, further details of the role and the application process can be found in the following documents:

Applicants may approach Welsh Government or, NRW, to discuss the specification in advance
of their final submission. Please contact either:
Welsh Government:

Caryl Williams (Strategic Evidence Unit, Environment and Rural Affairs) – Caryl.Williams041@gov.wales

Natural Resources Wales:

Richard Cardwell (Integrated Evidence) – Richard.Cardwell@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

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