This new post is to fill a key need at the CMS associated with effective communication and knowledge transfer activities between communities and local governments, to support adaptation to climate change. This post will provide a key staff member to work on the Clim-ATIC (Climate change - Adaptation to the Impacts by Communities in the Northern Periphery) project ( ), funded partly through the European Commissions Northern Periphery Programme. Please see for more detail about the CMS.

The successful applicant will have a degree in an appropriate field, coupled with experience in research, knowledge exchange, environmental/science journalism, or similar. Excellent communications skills - written, verbal and visual - are essential. The post will involve travel in Scotland, throughout the Nordic countries and in Greenland, and relevant language skills would be desirable, but are not essential.

This post will preferably start on, or before, 1st June 2010, and must terminate on or before 28th February 2011. It is a fixed term post (fixed as a maximum total number of 150 working days), and may be undertaken either part time (4 days a week) over the full 9 month period, or full time within a 7 month period, finishing on 31st December 2010. Normal hours of work are 36.25 hours per week. Salary: £19,307 pro rata/per annum.

The post will officially be based at the Centre for Mountain Studies in Perth, but due to the amount of travelling needed to investigate case studies, the post holder will often need to work remotely. Home working will be also acceptable, as would working from a base outside the UK.

For more information, please see the attached document (from right side-bar menu above); apply online by visiting our web-site at or telephone +44 (0) 1738 877444.

Closing date: Friday 30th April 2010