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Defra and the Devolved Administrations are recruiting for five new members to join AQEG from 1st January 2018

News published: 23/08/2017

Members of the group are drawn from those with a proven track record in the fields of air pollution research and practice. Members are required to:

  • contribute scientific analyses for group discussion;
  • analyse, interpret and synthesise evidence on air quality;
  • provide judgements on quality and relevance of evidence;
  • suggest priority areas for future work;
  • provide advice on current and future levels, trends, sources and characteristics of air pollutants in the UK;
  • draft scientific reports in collaboration with other Committee members; and
  • provide rapid, ad-hoc advice on specific issues where required.

The expert members of AQEG will need significant air pollution expertise and the ability to apply their knowledge and skills outside their specialist area. They will be effective communicators with the ability to process and interpret complex information and to translate it for a non-expert audience. Members will have proven ability to put forwards their views and rigorously challenge others.

The posts are part-time and voluntary, although modest travel and subsistence costs are met and attendance and preparation fees paid. The workload will vary, but on average AQEG members attend approximately 4-6 meetings per year, and work no more than 20 days per year.

Appointments will be based on merit, with independent assessment, openness and transparency of process. The Government and devolved administrations are committed to the principles of equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the Community regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic origin, religion or disability. Women, representatives of ethnic minority communities and people with disabilities are currently under-represented on government committees and applications from these groups are therefore particularly welcome.

Before applying please read the applicant information pack available below; this gives details of how to apply and what should be included.

Closing date: 5pm, 22nd September 2017.

For queries about your application or the recruitment process, please email aqevidence@defra.gsi.gov.uk including the term 'AQEG recruitment' in the subject.

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