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Climate Services Development Technical Manager
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF41289 - R

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 02/10/2022

Job live date: 05/09/2022

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

The Climate Services Development Technical Manager role is an opportunity to apply data analytic, software and communication skills to support the acceleration of climate services in the UK. The role supports a Climate Services Development Manager working for the Space4Climate network, which exists to promote exploitation of observations of Earth from space to improve societal responses to climate change. The role is hosted by the National Centre for Earth Observation, in the University of Reading’s Department of Meteorology. We are looking for a technical expert confident in data analysis (preferably with Earth Observation experience) and software tools, with a broad awareness Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Big Data analysis and Geographic Information Systems, motivated by interest in addressing climate change, and enthusiasm for contributing to public engagement and knowledge sharing.

This is a fixed term appointment up to 17 months with the potential for this to be extended as further funding is obtained.

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 in roles involving public engagement or knowledge sharing

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Professor of Ocean and Earth Observation

Contact role:

Climate Services Development Manager (interim)

Contact name:

Chris Merchant

Contact name:

Krupa Kumar

Contact phone:


Contact phone:

07785 358776

Contact email:

Contact email:


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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