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Below are 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.

If no vacancies are currently listed, please check back again soon for updates.

Marine Geoscientist

This role will be based at the BGS offices in Edinburgh, which are situated on the Heriot-Watt University campus

Appointment will be at UKRI Pay Band C (or Band D)

Pay Band C starting salary is £,25,702 to £27,938 per annum (Pay Band D salary, which starts at £31,931 per annum may be payable to strong applicants with a relevant Masters or PhD and/or relevant industry experience)

Full-time – 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available, including a small amount of remote working, in line with BGS policy)

Fixed-term appointment (3 years)

for the Marine Geoscientist vacancyApply via the Careers Portal
Closing date 22 February 2023
Posted 30 January 2023
Hydrogeologist

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated hydrogeologist to join BGS’ Environmental Change, Adaptation and Resilience (ECAR) area to work with our world-leading team of researchers in groundwater science.

This role will be based at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham

Appointment will be at UKRI Pay Band C

Pay Band C starting salary is £25,702 to £27,938 per annum (depending on qualifications and experience)

Full-time – 37 hours a week

A range of flexible working options may be available (including a small amount of hybrid/remote working, although much of the role will be site based). However, we recommend that at least for the first six months the new post holders maximise their opportunity to develop relationships with their peers, colleagues, and team members through on-site attendance.

Permanent appointment

for the Hydrogeologist vacancyApply via the Careers Portal
Closing date 20 February 2023
Posted 26 January 2023
Subsurface Geoscientist

This role is based at the BGS offices in Edinburgh, which are situated on the Heriot-Watt University campus

Appointment will be at UKRI Pay Band C – salary range is £25,702 to £27,938 (depending on qualifications and experience)

Full-time – 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available, including a small amount of remote working, in line with BGS policy)

Permanent appointment

for the Subsurface Geoscientist vacancyApply via the Careers Portal
Closing date 06 February 2023
Posted 24 January 2023
Higher / Senior Subsurface Geoscientist

This role is based at the BGS offices in Edinburgh, which are situated on the Heriot-Watt University campus (exceptionally, location at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth, Nottingham may be considered)

UKRI Pay Band D (or potentially Pay Band E depending on skills and experience)

Pay Band D salary begins at £31,931 per annum (Pay Band E salary, which starts at £39,748 per annum, may be payable to very strong applicants who can also demonstrate the Band E criteria set out in this advert)

Full-time – 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available, including a small amount of remote working, in line with BGS policy)

Permanent appointment

for the Higher / Senior Subsurface Geoscientist vacancyApply via the Careers Portal
Closing date 06 February 2023
Posted 24 January 2023
Scientist – Hydromechanics and Fluid Flow

This role is based at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth in Nottingham

Appointment will be at UKRI Pay Band D (or potentially Pay Band E depending on skills and experience)

Pay Band D salary begins at £31,931 per annum (Pay Band E salary, which starts at £39,748 per annum, may be payable to very strong applicants who can also demonstrate the Band E criteria set out in this advert)

Full-time – 37 hours a week (some flexible working options may be available, although onsite attendance is a requirement of this role)

Permanent appointment

for the Scientist – Hydromechanics and Fluid Flow vacancyApply via the Careers Portal
Closing date 19 February 2023
Posted 17 January 2023
Policy Director

This role is based at the BGS headquarters in Keyworth in Nottingham

Appointment will be at UKRI Pay Band G – salary range is £61,227 to £68,029 per annum (depending on qualifications, skills, and experience)

Full-time – 37 hours a week (a strong on-site presence is a requirement for this post)

Permanent appointment

for the Policy Director vacancyApply via the Careers Portal
Closing date 08 February 2023
Posted 17 January 2023

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