From time to time vacancies arise within the RCEP Secretariat. Members of the Secretariat are on loan from other Government departments, mainly from Defra. These posts are normally filled internally via the Defra resourcing system but from time to time they are advertised civil service wide (www.careers.civil-service.gov.uk/).
In 2009 and 2010 the RCEP was a partner in the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) Policy Secondment scheme for NERC-funded PhD students, whereby students complete a three month placement with RCEP, contributing to the major study at that time. The RCEP recently had two students working for three months on papers in support of the Adapating the UK to climate change study.
More information about the NERC scheme. However, following Defra's announcement of its intention to abolish the RCEP the Commission will not be taking part in the NERC scheme in 2011.
Page last updated: 16 August 2010