Food, Farming and Countryside Commission

Senior Researcher: Land Use

By Jane Campbell

8th April 2021

FFCC is recruiting a Senior Researcher for its Land Use programme. This role will suit those who want to influence and advocate for the establishment of a land use framework in England and join a national, networked organisation helping to make change happen.

Land is the nation’s most valuable asset that can and should deliver multiple benefits. From farming for healthy food and enabling carbon sequestration to supporting habitat creation, a large part of the solution to the climate, nature and health crises is to be found on and in the land.

Through our initial inquiry and susbequent consultations, the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission have found that governance of land is highly fragmented. We want to see a common vision for land and are convening leadership to design a national framework for land use in England, developing detailed policy recommendations and establishing local pilots in Devon and Cambridgeshire.

As we move from recommendation to implementation, we are looking for an outstanding Senior Researcher to lead our land use programme of work.

This role will suit you if you have:

  • Expert knowledge of land use, with strong research experience and understanding of policy development
  • Experience of managing complex, intersectoral work programmes with the ability to work across mutliple projects simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, able to establish effective working relationships with a diverse and authoritative group of stakeholders
  • A shared sense of purpose for our mission, with commitment to finding practical solutions to the climate, nature, health and economic crises

To learn more about the role, please download the Job Description at the top of this page.

FFCC is committed to diversity, equality and inclusion and celebrates these qualities as essential principles of a fair and sustainable society. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and are actively seeking to ensure our team is representative of the diversity of UK countries.

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full time

Closing date: 23:59 on Friday, 7th May 2021

Salary: Up to £45,000, dependent on experience

Location: Home based

To apply: Please send your CV and a one page cover letter, explaining why you are suitable for this role and your reasons for applying, to joanna.stickler@ffcc.co.uk