Local Nature Recovery Strategy Graduate Researcher

Job details
Posting date: 29 May 2024
Salary: £25,007 to £25,007 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 June 2024
Location: Penryn, Cornwall
Remote working: Hybrid - work remotely up to 1 day per week
Company: University of Exeter
Job type: Contract
Job reference: GBP 7257

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Job Summary - This role will support an ongoing collaboration between The European Centre for Environment and Human Health (ECEHH) and Public Health Dorset (PHD) who are working together to build understanding of the evidence base for how access to green and blue space can support population health and wellbeing and reduce health inequalities. You will contribute to a report and supporting resources that identify and communicate recommendations for how the Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) can deliver co-benefits for health and wellbeing (addressing the project’s four research questions). This role is part of the Graduate Business Partnership (GBP) Scheme and offers full time hours (36.5 per week) with an immediate start until March 2025. You will be based at ECEHH on the University of Exeter Penryn Campus and work closely with the team at PHD. It is anticipated that occasional travel to Dorset will be required for key project meetings and there will be opportunity to spend a period of time based in Dorset with the PHD team. For more information on the GBP scheme, please visit

About You – You should be a graduate who has a degree in geography, environmental science or relevant subject with a qualification in or demonstrable experience of using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). You should have excellent communication and organisational skills, the ability to work independently, the ability to manage own time and work to deadlines. You should have the ability to work with a ‘remote’ project team including stakeholders from Public Health Dorset, BCP Council, Dorset Council, University of Exeter, and be available to travel occasionally to meet with project partners. You should have an understanding of how access to green and blues space can benefit health and wellbeing and an understanding of methods and processes relating analysis of social and health data.

The Benefits to You - You will have access to a wide range of benefits, rewards and recognition from the University, including a generous pension, a holiday allowance of 39 days per year, Totum Card (student discount) and Salary Exchange Schemes (such as the Cycle to Work Scheme, and discounted membership to the university's sports facilities). The University offers extensive support to staff, including a structured Professional Development Review and Wellbeing Service plus 1:1 support from the Internships Team. You will be offered a ‘How to Make the Most of Your Internship’ guide, bespoke mentoring, work shadow and career consultancy opportunities.

Application Closing Date: 19 June 2024
Interviews: 26 June 2024

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GBP Scheme Requirements
To be eligible to apply and undertake a GBP role the graduate must meet all of the following criteria:
*To undertake a graduate role through the GBP scheme, you must have either achieved your degree or be in your final year at any UK-based university.
*If you are in your final year, your working hours may be reduced to 15 hours per week (for undergraduates) or 6 hours per week (for postgraduates) to ensure you have the capacity to successfully complete your degree. More hours can be completed if your academic agrees and provides written confirmation.
*If you do not pass your degree, the GBP role will end early.
*You must have graduated in the UK within the last 3 years of your most recent degree (we will consider extenuating circumstances of potential applicants that may have prevented them from undertaking a graduate role within 3 years of graduation).
*The University of Exeter is committed to developing an environment which promotes equality of opportunity, values diversity and inclusivity.
*At the time of starting employment, the successful candidate must have permission to work in the UK and evidence must be provided in advance of the appointment. Candidates should continue to have permission for the duration of the GBP contract. This includes British citizens, individuals with an EU Pre-Settlement or EU-Settlement Status; and those with a Graduate Route Visa.
*All graduates need to reside in the UK whilst undertaking this role.

How to apply
Please apply by completing the Internship Application Form (downloadable here:, following instructions on the form and returning it to The Internships Team at as an email attachment by the closing date: 19/06/2024. We do not accept CVs so please make sure you send a completed application form.

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