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UKELA is recruiting for 2 salaried, fixed term roles. More details below and via the links.



UKELA has a public information website called Law and Your Environment. It offers a plain guide to environmental law. It was established in 2008 and has been maintained and updated thanks to an endowment fund set up for the purpose. A review was undertaken recently which identified the need to bring the website up to date and make it fit for purpose and future proofed in today’s world. We are looking for a researcher to help with this key task.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The purpose of the role is to review, streamline and update the content on Law and Your Environment during a fixed term contract. This will include:
1. Undertaking a thorough review of the current content, identifying where and how changes should be made;
2. Preparing a gap analysis to identify those areas of environmental law across the UK not currently or adequately covered;
3. Rewriting/updating content in a format suitable for the current market, in particular to ensure that the website sits alongside other sources of public information and is consistent with the needs and aspirations of members of the public who seek information and sources of advice on their environmental rights and responsibilities;
4. Assist in the transfer of the updated content to UKELA’s current website host, working alongside the rest of the staff team;
5. Other duties relevant to the post as may be assigned from time to time.

This role is for 1 day per week for a fixed period of 12 months with a salary in the range £29,000 to £32,000 per annum pro rata to working hours for a suitably experienced candidate,. 

Closing date is midday 20 October 2021

Further detail and how to apply can be downloaded here



UKELA’s Governance and Devolution Group (GDG), comprised of leading environmental lawyers from academia, private practice, environmental consultancies and the Bar, was established in February 2020. Its predecessor, the Brexit Task Force (BTF) was set up in 2016 to ensure that UKELA engaged effectively in the Brexit process.
The GDG’s role is to co-ordinate and lead UKELA’s work on environmental governance and devolution issues within a new, post-EU, environmental law and policy framework. Its Co-Chairs are Professor Colin Reid and Professor Eloise Scotford. The GDG reports directly to UKELA’s Executive Committee and Council of Trustees.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
The role involves supporting UKELA and the GDG by undertaking and contributing to research activity in relation to the ongoing changes in the legal framework for environmental law arising as a result of the UK’s departure from the European Union, including the following:
1. To undertake legal research as directed and assisted by the Law and Policy advisor to the GDG;
2. To conduct individual or collaborative research projects, including with UKELA’s Working Parties;
3. To prepare, from time to time, reports and information to the GDG, including progress reports;
4. To work alongside the GDG (who will lead on submission) in the preparation of reports and submissions to external bodies, such as Parliamentary Committees and Government Departments, as appropriate;
5. Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time commensurate with the position.

This role is for 1 day per week for a fixed period of 12 months with a salary in the range £29,000 to £32,000 pro rata for to working hours for a suitably experienced candidate.

Closing date is midday 20 October 2021

Further detail and how to apply can be downloaded here



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For general information on environmental issues, visit our sister site Law and Your environment