Research Assistant

Contract: Permanent, full-time
Salary: £20,200 - £24,000 dependent on experience
Location: Cardiff (initially home based)
Closing: Noon on Monday 17th August 2020 (MCS reserves the right to close earlier if sufficient applicants are received)
Interviews: Weds 26th August 2020 (initial interview), 15th September (second interview)

The Marine Conservation Society fights for the future of our ocean through people-powered action – with science on our side. We defend habitats and species, with communities, businesses and governments. Together, we work towards a cleaner, better-protected, healthier ocean. For seas full of life, where nature flourishes and people thrive. We have ambitious plans to drive political, cultural and social change and as we EU-exit – it is vital that MCS is able to support work in Wales and across the whole of the UK clean seas programme.

We are looking for a talented individual who has a strong background in understanding policy and advocacy in Wales, and is interested in supporting broader work on pollution across the whole of the UK. You need to be able to work independently and in a dynamic changing environment and eager to apply your skills to marine conservation.

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How to Apply

Download the information pack for the full job description and the specifics around what we would like to see in your application

Job Information Pack

We ask that you start your CV with a 100-word summary of your suitability for this role (but don’t include any academic qualifications). Please also include a cover letter which tells us why you would like to work with us, and how you meet the role and person specification. We value this element of the application, so make sure you include it but do limit yourself to one side of A4.

Send your CV with the summary, and your cover letter to Please make sure it’s in an editable format – so no PDF or Pages formats.

For any enquiries email or telephone 01989 561574.

We reserve the right to close vacancies before the date stated (without further notice), when we have received sufficient applications from which to make a shortlist. You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.


MCS is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community, particularly those that are under-represented in environmental and charity sectors.

Eligibility to work in the UK is required.

Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England and Wales) SC037480 (Scotland)

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