October 2014
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[Met-jobs] Director of Copernicus Services, ECMWF

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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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 
•       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:

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