Careers

Cefas is a world leader in marine science and technology. Our teams are experts in a broad range of areas, including environmental science, fisheries and the study of marine ecosystems. Our scientists and technologists are at the forefront of the latest research and understanding in their fields, and our support staff are experienced and dedicated. 

Reference Title Location Closing Date
160090 Shellfish Scientist This post is based in Lowestoft. As government restrictions continue to lift, Defra group is exploring future ways of working with flexibility in mind. This means, that subject to business need, successful candidates will be offered the option to combine working at home with working at their contractual Defra group workplace, with occasional travel to other work locations as necessary for the role. 11 November 2021
159522 Operational Biogeochemist We welcome flexible working and are open to a hybrid approach of working from home and in an office. The location for this role is also flexible, though some travel to Cefas sites maybe required. Please be aware that this role will be contractually based at one of the Cefas sites (Lowestoft, Weymouth, Scarborough, Hayle and Plymouth). 10 November 2021
158383 Named Animal Welfare and Care Officer This post is based in Weymouth. Further information relevant to this post will be available for candidates invited to interview. 04 November 2021
156818 Finance Officer (two positions) This post is based in Lowestoft - at Cefas we are adopting a flexible hybrid approach, combining both home and office-based (min 1 day a week) working where it meets business needs. 31 October 2021
156758 Senior Finance Business Partner This post is based in Lowestoft - at Cefas we are adopting a flexible hybrid approach, combining both home and office-based (min 1 day a week) working where it meets business needs. 31 October 2021
157400 Project Manager This post is based in Lowestoft 28 October 2021
156344 Software Developer We welcome flexible working and are open to a hybrid approach of working from home and in an office. The location for this role(s) is also flexible, though some travel to Cefas sites will be required. 28 October 2021

Working at Cefas

Our staff benefit from:

  • Access to learning and development tailored to your role.
  • A working environment that supports a range of flexible working options (including flexi time scheme).
  • A working culture which encourages inclusion and diversity.
  • A civil service pension.
  • Annual leave 25 days per year plus one per year up to 30 days.

How to apply

If you would like to work for Cefas, you will need to apply for available vacancies through the Civil Service Jobs website. In addition, by registering with the Civil Service Jobs website, you can create vacancy alerts that will inform you when suitable opportunities arise. 

 

Using the Civil Service Jobs website

If you are an existing civil servant you may be eligible to apply for vacancies that are advertised across government. These are also advertised on the Civil Service Jobs website

We are fortunate enough to attract people from all over the globe to work with us. We offer terms and conditions unique to being part of the Civil Service, and provide the opportunity to forge a career as part of a national team of experts delivering services to governments and organisations around the world. 

Unfortunately we are not able to offer work experience placements.

Your personal data will be treated in accordance with our Personal Information Charter.

Equality 

At Cefas we want all of our staff to feel safe, welcome and valued, regardless of their background. In April 2021 we were award bronze accreditation to Athena Swan for our work and plans towards these goals.

Our equality statement is public and we encourage applications from individuals regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation or marriage and civil partnership status.

Read our equality statement here for more information.

 

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