|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:48:31 +0000|
Copernicus is a system for monitoring the Earth and is co-ordinated and managed by the European Commission. It provides monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans and land surface, and reliable, validated information services for a range of environmental and security applications. As part of this exciting new programme, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) is in the final stages of negotiations with the European Commission to act on behalf of the European Commission for the operation of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and Climate Change Service (C3S). ECMWF was established in 1975 to bring together scientific and technical excellence from across Europe to advance global weather prediction. The Centre’s investment in science, new computing technology and its commitment to service have all led to it being the world leader in global medium-range numerical weather prediction. ECMWF is now looking to appoint a Director, with responsibility for Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring and Climate Change Services Location: Reading, Berkshire, UK Salary: £103,000 basic salary, net of tax. Closing Date: 12 November 2014 Key responsibilities • Delivery of, and responsibility for successful outcomes of the Copernicus Services in line with the framework agreement and strategy that has been agreed with the European Commission • Building, developing and leading a new department at ECMWF dedicated to atmosphere monitoring and climate change services as part of the European Commission’s Copernicus programme with the support of the Director-General and fellow Directors • Defining and developing a new team; you will be responsible for recruiting and managing high-calibre staff at ECMWF with the capabilities to support the delivery of these scientific services with a complex client and stakeholder network • Procuring external contributions to the services from across Europe and establishing excellent working relationships with these service providers • Managing a budget of up to €50m per annum • Working as an ambassador for the work of the department; using your influencing and communication skills to build long-lasting relationships with a diverse, multi-cultural audience encompassing the European Commission, public sector agencies and a wide range of users of the services The person • Experience of leading a technical or scientific programme or projects of a significant size. It would be beneficial to have experience of European projects. • At least Graduate calibre or equivalent in a technical, scientific or environmental subject. Your career will demonstrate senior leadership experience (in either the public or private sector) necessary for the successful development of a new department and effective delivery of services linked to atmosphere, environmental, or climate change science. • Strong leadership capability and scientific credibility is key to success in this role; you will be a proactive communicator with a desire to share the best the organisation has to offer and to inspire teams to exceed user expectations through your can-do attitude. • Experience of financial reporting and budgeting, and managing risk and regulations for a significant scientific and technical enterprise. • Knowledge and experience of EU policies and procedures with a real understanding of how they operate at a working level. • Excellent communication and influencing skills with the ability to motivate and develop staff in a multi-cultural environment. To apply for this innovative and challenging opportunity, please quote reference number GB-00503 on your application before submitting to Mercuri Urval, 3rd Floor South, 35 Portman Square, London W1H 6LR or click ‘Apply’ to submit your details now on this website: http://www.mercuriurval.com/en/Countries/United-Kingdom/Jobs/One-Job-Ad/?ad=31756
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