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View the latest job vacancies available at our sites across the UK. You may also wish to read information on the staff benefits available to BGS staff, work experience opportunities or find out more about the range of possible careers that we offer.

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Vacancy – head of finance (220000G1)

BGS is looking for a highly motivated and experienced finance professional for the role of head of finance, joining the operations function at its headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham.

You will drive and establish ways of working within BGS to meet the financial sustainability target for the medium term required by NERC/UKRI and the BGS Board.

Reporting to the Director of Operations, you will work with the BGS Senior Management Board (SMB), Science Strategy Group (SSG) and the Operations Leadership Team to manage a change process to develop the BGS target operating model and to support effective decision making.

Head of finance
Closing date 29 May 2022
Posted 17 May 2022
Vacancy – hydrogeochemist (220000GW)

This role will involve contributions to current projects in hydrogeochemical applications to subsurface geothermal development, characterisation of baseline groundwater chemistry and groundwater pollution assessments.  Activities will involve groundwater sampling and other field investigations, interpretation of hydrogeochemical data, contributing to technical reports, papers and web dissemination, and communication with collaborators and clients.

You will have a recent PhD in hydrogeochemistry and a BSc in a related subject at 2:1 or above.  You may also have some additional work experience in hydrogeochemistry, geochemistry or a related field.

Vacancy – hydrogeochemist (220000GW)
Closing date 03 June 2022
Posted 17 May 2022
Vacancy – UK Geoenergy Observatories Board Positions

Three positions are available on the UK Geoenergy Observatories boards:

Project Board – Senior User
Operational Board – Industry/Commercial Lead
Operational Board – Policy/Regulation lead

Further information
Closing date 03 June 2022
Posted 12 May 2022
Vacancy – Remote Sensing Geoscientist (220000FY)

The BGS Multi-hazards & Resilience challenge area are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Remote Sensing Geoscientist to join the Geodesy and Remote Sensing Team.

Vacancy – Remote Sensing Geoscientist (220000FY)
Closing date 30 May 2022
Posted 10 May 2022
Vacancy – Grants Coordinator (220000FD)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Grants Coordinator based within the BGS Operations area. This role will be based at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham. You will take responsibility for identifying and publicising relevant grant and European opportunities to BGS, encouraging BGS scientists to apply for grant-funded research and work with BGS scientists to compile excellent proposals. You will act as the BGS expert in the grant application systems and provide advice and support on application submission (e.g. supporting scientists using Je-S and the Participants portal) and you will maintain a comprehensive record of grants submitted and those funded through a grants database

Vacancy – Grants Coordinator (220000FD)
Closing date 05 June 2022
Posted 06 May 2022
Vacancy – Geochemist (220000EJ)

A vacancy has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Laboratory Specialist with a background in chemistry/aqueous geochemistry to join the BGS Decarbonisation and Resource Management challenge area at our Headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham.

Vacancy – Geochemist (220000EJ)
Closing date 25 May 2022
Posted 29 April 2022

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