2 x Evaluation Specialists

Full-time, two roles with one permanent and the other 12 months (with possible extension).

Flexible location (national travel required)

£25,215 £30,427 (Natural England’s policy is to appoint at the salary minimum.  However, for exceptional candidates, a higher starting salary may be considered.)

Grow greener cities. And your career.

At Natural England, we love what we do. That’s because we love the world we do it in. We’re here to make sure people and nature can thrive. A healthy natural environment is fundamental to our wellbeing, prosperity and happiness – that’s why we collaborate with scientists, lawyers, projects managers and experts to shape environmental policy and decision making for the better.

We work on a huge range of projects, from updating environmental law to influencing construction, changing the way we farm or carrying out vital statutory duties. All across the country, we’re helping nature to support people and our planet.

The role

Specialist roles underpin Natural England’s position as a science-based organisation. The roles are highly varied, both building the evidence base and applying it to make a real difference to the natural environment. In this new role, you’ll support the evaluation of our Sustainable Development programme by building evaluation capability and supporting its delivery through effective project management.

Key to your success will be ensuring we build effective evaluation techniques into the Sustainable Development programme. You’ll build and maintain a SharePoint site and Yammer group; set up and support evaluation clinics, buddy systems and evaluation training; collect and analyse relevant data to feed into the evaluation process; and suggest improvements through evaluation or behavioural science.

Our Chief Scientist Directorate is a great place to work; you’ll find some of the country’s leading environmental scientists here. We support flexible working and specialist development.


We’re looking for an organised professional with solid experience working across virtual teams. It’s important you support us by planning and organising a complex range of activities and get to grips with new technology quickly. Hopefully, you’ll have project managed multifaceted programmes before.

One of these roles requires a background in behavioural science and significant knowledge of how this could improve the customer interface.

You’ll also show

  • experience of interdisciplinary working in the use of science and evidence to monitor, assess and shape outcomes
  • an ability to translate complex science and evidence, together with uncertainties and risks, into clear and transparent advice
  • strong team working abilities both within and across teams with varied technical disciplines


If you’re as dedicated to the environment as you are to your career, this is an unrivalled opportunity to make a positive impact, working for the government’s statutory adviser for the natural environment.

Apply now to help nature – and your career – thrive.