Organisation NERC
Organisation Detail British Geological Survey
Reference Number IRC245987
Location Nottingham See on Map
Salary £24435 - £26560
Date Posted 23 July 2018
Grade UKRI-Band C
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 31 August 2018
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £24,435 - £26,560 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience) 
Grade: UKRI-C
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 31st August 2018
Interview Date: 24th and 25th September 2018

Primary Tasks:

  • collation and integrated interpretation of multi-disciplinary datasets
  • 3d geological modelling, GIS usage
  • contribution to written scientific outputs including technical reports and peer-reviewed papers, as required
  • geological fieldwork and synthesis: primary geological observation and recording, data integration and interpretation, in UK and potentially on international projects. You must be able to demonstrate good 3d acuity and fieldwork experience
  • providing geological input to a range of multidisciplinary team-based BGS projects across a range of scientific and applied geological themes, including engineering geology, urban geoscience, geo-energy, minerals, groundwater and radio-active waste.

Other Tasks: 

  • work towards appropriate professional accreditation (Chartered Geologist or similar)
  • maintain, update and acquire new technical and professional skills through on-the-job training activities and undertaking training courses
  • meet BGS and NERC corporate expectations relating to Health and Safety, appraisal and reporting, scientific conduct and ethics.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at

The British Geological Survey (BGS), founded in 1835 is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is the world's longest-established national geological survey and the UKs premier centre for earth science information and expertise.

Shortlisting & Interview criteria



  • a first or upper second class degree in Geology/Applied Geology or very closely related subject (e.g. Earth Science)
  • master’s degree in closely related subject or substantial industry experience
  • full driving licence, valid in the UK.



  • demonstrable experience of field-orientated geology.


  • experience of geological field mapping.



  • must be able to demonstrate a basic knowledge of UK geology.


  • experience of applying numerical and other quantitative techniques to geological data.

Skills and abilities


  • geological flexibility and an ability to work in a range of geological terranes (e.g. bedrock, superficial and anthropogenic)
  • good IT skills (MS office or equivalent)
  • demonstrable communication skills in written (e.g. technical reports) and spoken (e.g. presentations) English
  • ability to prioritise work and meet tight deadlines.


  • experience of using GIS, 3D modelling or remote sensing data and software.

Personal qualities 


  • must be self-motivated, enthusiastic and show demonstrable evidence of an ability to solve complex problems
  • able to undertake fieldwork (in the UK and potentially overseas)
  • an ability to work both individually (sometimes unsupervised), within a team and be able offer and receive constructive feedback
  • a commitment to the aims, values and ethos of the BGS.



  • demonstrates an interest in their own Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Working hours will be 37 per week excluding lunch breaks. A generous benefits package is also offered, including a company pension scheme, 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 days public and privilege holidays. NERC has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under represented and their applications are particularly welcomed. Guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities. The British Geological Survey is an Investors in People organisation.

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