Deputy Arctic Station Manager

at British Antarctic Survey
Location Svlarbard, United Kingdom
Date Posted 2nd January 2021


Job reference:BAS 21/35 EC

Closing date:7 February, 2021 11:59 pm

Contract type:Full Time Duration: Fixed Term - 18 months

Salary:Starting salary from £31,305 per annum

Location:NERC Arctic Research Station, Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard


We are looking for a Deputy Arctic Station Manager to work closely with the Arctic Station Manager and Field Operations Manager (FOM) to provide a safe and efficient facility at the NERC Arctic Research Station at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard.

British Antarctic Survey (BAS) delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Its skilled science and support staff based in Cambridge, Antarctica and the Arctic, work together to deliver research that uses the Polar Regions to advance our understanding of Earth as a sustainable planet. Through its extensive logistic capability and know how BAS facilitates access for the British and international science community to the UK polar research operation. Numerous national and international collaborations, combined with an excellent infrastructure help sustain a world leading position for the UK in Antarctic affairs. British Antarctic Survey is a component of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). NERC is part of UK Research and Innovation

We employ experts from many different professions to carry out our Science as well as keep the keep the lights on, feed the research and support teams and keep everyone safe! If you are looking for an opportunity to work with amazing people in amazing places then British Antarctic Survey could be for you. We aim to attract the best people for those jobs.


The Deputy Arctic Station Manager will work closely with the Arctic Station Manager and Field Operations Manager (FOM) providing a safe and efficient facility at the NERC Arctic Research Station at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard They will be an integral part of BAS Operations who have overall responsibility for management of the station.

The Deputy Station Manager will help ensure safe base to field communication and be fully versed in local and wider Svalbard SAR capabilities.


To work closely with the Arctic Station Manager during the winter in the UK and March to September at the NERC Arctic Research Station.
Document operating procedures and safe working systems.
Assist planning the station field season.
Assist maintenance of station equipment including inventories and purchasing.
Provide researchers and other visitors to the station with appropriate briefings and training.
Provide safety oversight and support in the field.
Provide researchers with boat transport.
Oversee laboratory safety.

The above lists are not exhaustive and the job holder is required to undertake such duties as may reasonably be requested within the scope of the post. All employees are required to act professionally, co-operatively and flexibly in line with the requirements of the post and UKRI

Publication date: 14th January 2021

Please quote reference:BAS 21/35
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 07 February 2021
Interviews are scheduled to be held: 17 February 2021

As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.

How to Apply 


We are particularly keen to hear from members of the Explorers Connect community so please mention Explorers Connect in your application.