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Climate Services Technical Manager (Space4Climate)
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF41289

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 17/07/2022

Job live date: 24/06/2022

Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 per annum

Employment type: PM-Other Related

Department: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Meteorology

Hours per week: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, Fixed-term until 30 September 2023

The postholder will provide technical support to the Space4Climate - Climate Services Development Manager, the Space4Climate Board and wider membership. 

The role is hosted by the National Centre for Earth Observation NCEO, and is part of the University of Reading Department of Meteorology, in the UK.  Whilst we are working virtually, it is anticipated there will be in-person meetings and events on campus and across the UK as part of this role. 

It is an exciting time to join the group which played a leading role in Earth Observation and space sector at last year’s COP26. We are looking for a technical expert confident in Earth Observation analysis, methods and tools, with awareness and understanding of software development, advanced computing techniques, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data analysis and Geographic Information Systems. 

The role includes: 

  • Supporting the Space4Climate Task Groups in identifying and extracting opportunities to the seamless supply chain of climate data from space.  

  • Provide technical support including member input coordination and extraction of barriers in learning for a seamless supply chain regarding the task groups 

  • Producing briefings for the Space4ClimateBoard and members 

  • Authoring technical internal and public documents on behalf of the group including consultation responses where appropriate. 

  • Project management and delivery of the group’s climate services directory. 

  • Deputising where requested for the Climate Services Development Manager  

The role is full time, fixed term to 30th September 2023 with the potential for this to be extended if further funding is obtained. For further information see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for the role. 

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Executive Support Officer

Contact name:

Jessica Gardner

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Interview date to be confirmed

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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