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Research Associate

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Social and cultural implications of greenhouse gas removal with UK agriculture via enhanced rock weatheringCardiff University Schools of Psychology and of Social Sciences are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to work on a major UKRI interdisciplinary demonstrator programme on greenhouse gas removal in agriculture. The successful candidate will carry out original community-based research in demonstrator regions in Wales and England where technologies for greenhouse gas removal in agricultural systems are being trialled. The research will focus upon public responses to potential technology deployment, its community and cultural impacts, and the innovation and sustainability implications for agricultural systems. Salary  £34,304 – £40,927 per annum (Grade 6).  It is not expected to appoint above £34,304 per annum, salary point 30.The post is full-time, fixed-term for 12 months and available from 1st September 2022.Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/our-research-environment/integrity-and-ethics/responsible-research-assessment 

Research Associate

Agriculture Food & Veterinary - UK Jobs

Social and cultural implications of greenhouse gas removal with UK agriculture via enhanced rock weatheringCardiff University Schools of Psychology and of Social Sciences are seeking to appoint a Research Associate to work on a major UKRI interdisciplinary demonstrator programme on greenhouse gas removal in agriculture. The successful candidate will carry out original community-based research in demonstrator regions in Wales and England where technologies for greenhouse gas removal in agricultural systems are being trialled. The research will focus upon public responses to potential technology deployment, its community and cultural impacts, and the innovation and sustainability implications for agricultural systems. Salary  £34,304 – £40,927 per annum (Grade 6).  It is not expected to appoint above £34,304 per annum, salary point 30.The post is full-time, fixed-term for 12 months and available from 1st September 2022.Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.  In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.“Cardiff University is a signatory to the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions we will evaluate applicants on the quality of their research, not publication metrics or the identity of the journal in which the research is published. More information is available at: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/our-research-environment/integrity-and-ethics/responsible-research-assessment 

Biological Assessor

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Biological Assessor
Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3LS
£52,289 per annum + 25 days Annual leave + Pension Scheme
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and is responsible for ensuring the safety, quality, and efficacy of veterinary medicines in the UK.
We have a vacancy for a Grade 7 Biological Assessor in our Biologicals team based in Addlestone, Surrey.
This exciting and interesting job will put you at the heart of the important work of the VMD’s Biologicals Team and your primary role will be to authorise biological/immunological veterinary medicinal products in the UK.  You will be responsible for the scientific evaluation of data packages against UK requirements for quality, safety and efficacy and making recommendations on the suitability of the product for use in animals. Your work will play a major role in availability and assuring quality, safety and efficacy of these products in the UK.  You will also play an influential role in shaping the regulation and scientific assessment of novel products in the veterinary medicines’ arena.
You must have a higher degree obtained by research in a relevant biological scientific discipline together with the experience outlined in our online prospectus. You will have practical experience in the development and/or manufacturing processes of biological/immunological medicinal products and postgraduate experience which has given you a thorough working knowledge of biological medicinal product development and/or manufacturing processes, for example in the pharmaceutical industry.
No Recruitment Agency, Newspaper or Publication calls please.
To apply, please visit our website.
The closing date for applications is 11:55pm on Monday 1 August 2022.
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate is an Equal Opportunity employer

Biological Assessor

Agriculture Food & Veterinary - UK Jobs

Biological Assessor
Addlestone, Surrey KT15 3LS
£52,289 per annum + 25 days Annual leave + Pension Scheme
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and is responsible for ensuring the safety, quality, and efficacy of veterinary medicines in the UK.
We have a vacancy for a Grade 7 Biological Assessor in our Biologicals team based in Addlestone, Surrey.
This exciting and interesting job will put you at the heart of the important work of the VMD’s Biologicals Team and your primary role will be to authorise biological/immunological veterinary medicinal products in the UK.  You will be responsible for the scientific evaluation of data packages against UK requirements for quality, safety and efficacy and making recommendations on the suitability of the product for use in animals. Your work will play a major role in availability and assuring quality, safety and efficacy of these products in the UK.  You will also play an influential role in shaping the regulation and scientific assessment of novel products in the veterinary medicines’ arena.
You must have a higher degree obtained by research in a relevant biological scientific discipline together with the experience outlined in our online prospectus. You will have practical experience in the development and/or manufacturing processes of biological/immunological medicinal products and postgraduate experience which has given you a thorough working knowledge of biological medicinal product development and/or manufacturing processes, for example in the pharmaceutical industry.
No Recruitment Agency, Newspaper or Publication calls please.
To apply, please visit our website.
The closing date for applications is 11:55pm on Monday 1 August 2022.
The Veterinary Medicines Directorate is an Equal Opportunity employer

Pasture to Plate Project – Senior Post-Doctorate Research Assistant Crop, Environmental and Food Science (Fixed term up to 36 months)

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This is an opportunity to be involved in a UK flagship project. The aim of this innovative and highly exciting, collaborative Pasture to Plate project is to maximise the food potential of UK pasture by using targeted chemical processing and novel biotechnology to convert grass into nutritious edible fractions for healthier and more affordable alternative foods, making UK agriculture more resilient and sustainable. Please refer to the Additional Information section for more details on the project.   The post holder will be one of two new Post Doc Researcher posts engaged by Harper Adams University on this project, who will play key roles in supporting the delivery of the project deliverables. This role is focused on tasks associated with an environmental survey and the lab-based chromatography analyses of food fractions, plants, and soils.  
To successfully fill this role, you will be able to work flexibly and support a broad range of activities based in office, lab, glasshouses and field environments.  Be highly organised, including strong planning and execution skills. A people person, both proactive and collaborative, with the ability to build strong working relationships whilst being a  pro-active individual, you will also be numerate and analytical, and have outstanding presentation skills
The main duties of the role include:
Flexibly support research project staff.
Lead on the timely delivery of Harper Adams’ project outputs.
Conduct field and glasshouse trials and collect crop and crop environment data.
Facilitate survey designs and focus group designs.
Data analysis in a range of techniques including statistics.
Use laboratory techniques (HPLC, ICP, and GC-MS) for nutrient analysis.
Engage in and support communication of results to diverse stakeholders.
All other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post and the salary of the grade.
If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Mr Lee Williams ([email protected])  For further information about the University or to see full job description, please visit our website at www.harper-adams.ac.uk
Application Procedure:  All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme at http://jobs.harper-adams.ac.uk to be completed no later than midnight on Sunday 7th August 2022
This post may meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to individuals who wish to come to work in the UK through the Skilled Worker Route of the UK Immigration System.  For information on the sponsorship system, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration. You are advised to assess your circumstances against the criteria set out in the UKVI policy guidance, available at https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration. UK ENIC provides advice and guidance on international qualifications at UK ENIC Visas and Nationality

Pasture to Plate Project – Senior Post-Doctorate Research Assistant Crop, Environmental and Food Science (Fixed term up to 36 months)

Agriculture Food & Veterinary - UK Jobs

This is an opportunity to be involved in a UK flagship project. The aim of this innovative and highly exciting, collaborative Pasture to Plate project is to maximise the food potential of UK pasture by using targeted chemical processing and novel biotechnology to convert grass into nutritious edible fractions for healthier and more affordable alternative foods, making UK agriculture more resilient and sustainable. Please refer to the Additional Information section for more details on the project.   The post holder will be one of two new Post Doc Researcher posts engaged by Harper Adams University on this project, who will play key roles in supporting the delivery of the project deliverables. This role is focused on tasks associated with an environmental survey and the lab-based chromatography analyses of food fractions, plants, and soils.  
To successfully fill this role, you will be able to work flexibly and support a broad range of activities based in office, lab, glasshouses and field environments.  Be highly organised, including strong planning and execution skills. A people person, both proactive and collaborative, with the ability to build strong working relationships whilst being a  pro-active individual, you will also be numerate and analytical, and have outstanding presentation skills
The main duties of the role include:
Flexibly support research project staff.
Lead on the timely delivery of Harper Adams’ project outputs.
Conduct field and glasshouse trials and collect crop and crop environment data.
Facilitate survey designs and focus group designs.
Data analysis in a range of techniques including statistics.
Use laboratory techniques (HPLC, ICP, and GC-MS) for nutrient analysis.
Engage in and support communication of results to diverse stakeholders.
All other duties and responsibilities commensurate with the post and the salary of the grade.
If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Mr Lee Williams ([email protected])  For further information about the University or to see full job description, please visit our website at www.harper-adams.ac.uk
Application Procedure:  All applications should be completed and submitted using the Harper Adams e-Recruitment programme at http://jobs.harper-adams.ac.uk to be completed no later than midnight on Sunday 7th August 2022
This post may meet the relevant criteria to allow the University to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship to individuals who wish to come to work in the UK through the Skilled Worker Route of the UK Immigration System.  For information on the sponsorship system, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration. You are advised to assess your circumstances against the criteria set out in the UKVI policy guidance, available at https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration. UK ENIC provides advice and guidance on international qualifications at UK ENIC Visas and Nationality

Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care

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You will plan, develop, deliver and evaluate the curriculum content of learning programmes providing excellent training across a range of full and part time programmes. You will have the ability to teach a wide range of both practical and theory topics and have knowledge of animal handling with a range of species. 
You will possess RVN or MRCVS status within the veterinary nursing industry, together with a PGCE Certificate, or be prepared to obtain this. With excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to a wide and diverse student population you will be passionate about motivating all learners.
For further information, please view the job information pack. 
Bridgend College recognises its responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students. We apply a rigorous process of checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children and vulnerable adults. The above post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure for child and adult workforce and registration as a FE Teacher with the Education Workforce Council. 
Bridgend College understands the value of providing services in Welsh and the need to grow its bilingual workforce. We therefore encourage applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate good Welsh language skills. Please specify in your personal statement whether you would prefer to have your assessment/interview conducted in Welsh.
We are actively seeking to improve representation from all sections of the community and promoting equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from everyone, including people from different backgrounds and communities, and of different ages. 
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability if their application meets the essential criteria for the post, and consider them on their abilities. We can also offer reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process. 
Please note there may be a requirement for a second stage interview or assessment.

Lecturer in Veterinary Nursing and Animal Care

Agriculture Food & Veterinary - UK Jobs

You will plan, develop, deliver and evaluate the curriculum content of learning programmes providing excellent training across a range of full and part time programmes. You will have the ability to teach a wide range of both practical and theory topics and have knowledge of animal handling with a range of species. 
You will possess RVN or MRCVS status within the veterinary nursing industry, together with a PGCE Certificate, or be prepared to obtain this. With excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to relate to a wide and diverse student population you will be passionate about motivating all learners.
For further information, please view the job information pack. 
Bridgend College recognises its responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all students. We apply a rigorous process of checking the suitability of staff and volunteers to work with children and vulnerable adults. The above post is subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure for child and adult workforce and registration as a FE Teacher with the Education Workforce Council. 
Bridgend College understands the value of providing services in Welsh and the need to grow its bilingual workforce. We therefore encourage applications from candidates who are able to demonstrate good Welsh language skills. Please specify in your personal statement whether you would prefer to have your assessment/interview conducted in Welsh.
We are actively seeking to improve representation from all sections of the community and promoting equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from everyone, including people from different backgrounds and communities, and of different ages. 
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and we guarantee to interview anyone with a disability if their application meets the essential criteria for the post, and consider them on their abilities. We can also offer reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process. 
Please note there may be a requirement for a second stage interview or assessment.

Calf Rearer

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Sutton Bonington Campus (Near Loughborough)
This role is an opportunity for an early career applicant or someone with experience who would like to work in a busy farm environment.
You will join a young dynamic team and assist primarily in the Youngstock Rearing, but also with the Dairy (robot milked), Sheep and Arable enterprises throughout the year.
The role is predominantly hands-on animal welfare with some machinery-based work. 
The role requires confidence with livestock, ability to operate modern machinery, team working skills and an ability to follow farm procedures. Training can be provided in some of these areas and a willingness to learn and adhere to our high standards of animal care is most important. 
Further information regarding the duties for this post can be found on the attached job role profile.
What’s in it for you?
A permanent post for 52 weeks of the year. 
An excellent paid holiday allowance of 25 days, plus an additional 14 days during university closure days and bank holidays 
Supplier discounts, travel, and reward schemes.
Excellent pension scheme
Ongoing support to develop your skills and knowledge 
Free access to our online courses and opportunities to gain recognised qualifications.
Staff Networks, events and activities and state of the art sports facilities
This post will work a minimum 36.25 hours per week plus regular overtime paid at x 1.5 rate for any hours worked over 36.25 per week and at x 2 rate for bank holidays and university closure days. Hours worked by rota averaging 5 days out of 7 including early mornings, some evenings and regular weekends. The current rota is 10 days on 4 days off, with the four days off being alternate Friday to Monday. Job share arrangements may be considered.
For help with applications and understanding the application process, or to discuss if this role is right for you please email with your phone number: [email protected]
All of our vacancies are available to view at: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/estates/recruitment-estates-and-facilities/recruitment-estates-and-facilities.aspx
Informal enquiries may be addressed to David Butler, email [email protected] Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Please quote ref.NHE204822
Further details:
Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.
For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

Calf Rearer

Agriculture Food & Veterinary - UK Jobs

Sutton Bonington Campus (Near Loughborough)
This role is an opportunity for an early career applicant or someone with experience who would like to work in a busy farm environment.
You will join a young dynamic team and assist primarily in the Youngstock Rearing, but also with the Dairy (robot milked), Sheep and Arable enterprises throughout the year.
The role is predominantly hands-on animal welfare with some machinery-based work. 
The role requires confidence with livestock, ability to operate modern machinery, team working skills and an ability to follow farm procedures. Training can be provided in some of these areas and a willingness to learn and adhere to our high standards of animal care is most important. 
Further information regarding the duties for this post can be found on the attached job role profile.
What’s in it for you?
A permanent post for 52 weeks of the year. 
An excellent paid holiday allowance of 25 days, plus an additional 14 days during university closure days and bank holidays 
Supplier discounts, travel, and reward schemes.
Excellent pension scheme
Ongoing support to develop your skills and knowledge 
Free access to our online courses and opportunities to gain recognised qualifications.
Staff Networks, events and activities and state of the art sports facilities
This post will work a minimum 36.25 hours per week plus regular overtime paid at x 1.5 rate for any hours worked over 36.25 per week and at x 2 rate for bank holidays and university closure days. Hours worked by rota averaging 5 days out of 7 including early mornings, some evenings and regular weekends. The current rota is 10 days on 4 days off, with the four days off being alternate Friday to Monday. Job share arrangements may be considered.
For help with applications and understanding the application process, or to discuss if this role is right for you please email with your phone number: [email protected]
All of our vacancies are available to view at: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/estates/recruitment-estates-and-facilities/recruitment-estates-and-facilities.aspx
Informal enquiries may be addressed to David Butler, email [email protected] Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted. Please quote ref.NHE204822
Further details:
Our University is a supportive, inclusive, caring and positive community. We warmly welcome those of different cultures, ethnicities and beliefs – indeed this very diversity is vital to our success, it is fundamental to our values and enriches life on campus. We welcome applications from UK, Europe and from across the globe. For more information on the support we offer our international colleagues, see our Moving to Nottingham pages.
For successful international applicants, we provide financial support for your visa and the immigration health surcharge, plus an interest-free loan to help cover the cost of immigration-related expenses for any dependants accompanying you to the UK. For more information please see the our webpage on Financial support for visas and the immigration health surcharge.

Developing an effective ash-dieback Hymenoscyphus fraxineus detection, monitoring and modelling protocol using remote sensing and molecular screening.

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An opportunity to apply for a funded full-time PhD in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, UWE Bristol.  The studentship will be funded by the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences: Ref 2223-JAN-HAS07
The expected start date of this studentship is January 2023
 About the Studentship
The project aims to develop an effective ash-dieback detection and monitoring protocol in ash Fraxinus excelsior trees using a combination of field, laboratory and statistical approaches. Using emerging techniques in UAV-mounted multispectral sensors and qPCR testing, the project will investigate the environmental and physical conditions associated with the invasive ascomycete pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus.
The overall aim will be met through a series of project objectives:
Identify and map the presence of symptomatic and asymptomatic canopy ash trees using field signs and UAV multi-spectral imagery.
Confirm the H. fraxineus infection status of all ash trees within study sites using DNA analysis.
Investigate the symptom severity of infected ash trees using established health assessment criteria and correlate with pathogen density in tissue samples and in the environment.
Model the infection probability and infection severity using environmental, spatial, physical and co-infection attributes.
For an informal discussion about the studentship, please email  [email protected] or [email protected]
Funding details
The studentship is available from 01/01/2023 for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress and includes a tax-exempt stipend, which is currently £16,602 per annum. 
In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to three years (Home/EU rates only). Overseas applicants will be required to cover the difference between Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates in each year of study.
Eligibility criteria
Applicants must have a BSc (2:1 or above) or equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline such as Plant Biology, Genetics, Molecular biology, environmental sciences or Forestry and ideally will have a Masters qualification from a UK university or a degree of comparable standing from a university outside the UK. The candidate’s degree relevant to the studentship should demonstrate their potential for practice-led research or alternative evidence of research aptitude. Experience in remote sensing, forestry fieldwork, tissue culture, plant-microbe interaction or woodland management would be desirable.
A recognised English language qualification is required. Applicants whose first language is not English require a recognised English language qualification. The minimum entry requirement is GCSE English at grade C or above or IELTS score 7.0 or TOEFL score 600 (or demonstrable equivalent).
How to apply
Please submit your application online. When prompted use the reference number 2223-JAN-HAS07.
Supporting documentation: you will need to upload as attachments to your application the following documents:
A curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages)
Copies of academic transcripts
A covering letter outlining your suitability for the studentship
A recent piece of critical writing you have completed (max 3000 words)
If English is not your first language, certification of English language qualification
References: you will need to provide details of two referees as part of your application. Please ensure that your nominated referees are willing and able to provide references within 14 days of your application being submitted. 

Developing an effective ash-dieback Hymenoscyphus fraxineus detection, monitoring and modelling protocol using remote sensing and molecular screening.

Agriculture Food & Veterinary - UK Jobs

An opportunity to apply for a funded full-time PhD in the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences, UWE Bristol.  The studentship will be funded by the Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences: Ref 2223-JAN-HAS07
The expected start date of this studentship is January 2023
 About the Studentship
The project aims to develop an effective ash-dieback detection and monitoring protocol in ash Fraxinus excelsior trees using a combination of field, laboratory and statistical approaches. Using emerging techniques in UAV-mounted multispectral sensors and qPCR testing, the project will investigate the environmental and physical conditions associated with the invasive ascomycete pathogen Hymenoscyphus fraxineus.
The overall aim will be met through a series of project objectives:
Identify and map the presence of symptomatic and asymptomatic canopy ash trees using field signs and UAV multi-spectral imagery.
Confirm the H. fraxineus infection status of all ash trees within study sites using DNA analysis.
Investigate the symptom severity of infected ash trees using established health assessment criteria and correlate with pathogen density in tissue samples and in the environment.
Model the infection probability and infection severity using environmental, spatial, physical and co-infection attributes.
For an informal discussion about the studentship, please email  [email protected] or [email protected]
Funding details
The studentship is available from 01/01/2023 for a period of three years, subject to satisfactory progress and includes a tax-exempt stipend, which is currently £16,602 per annum. 
In addition, full-time tuition fees will be covered for up to three years (Home/EU rates only). Overseas applicants will be required to cover the difference between Home/EU and the overseas tuition fee rates in each year of study.
Eligibility criteria
Applicants must have a BSc (2:1 or above) or equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline such as Plant Biology, Genetics, Molecular biology, environmental sciences or Forestry and ideally will have a Masters qualification from a UK university or a degree of comparable standing from a university outside the UK. The candidate’s degree relevant to the studentship should demonstrate their potential for practice-led research or alternative evidence of research aptitude. Experience in remote sensing, forestry fieldwork, tissue culture, plant-microbe interaction or woodland management would be desirable.
A recognised English language qualification is required. Applicants whose first language is not English require a recognised English language qualification. The minimum entry requirement is GCSE English at grade C or above or IELTS score 7.0 or TOEFL score 600 (or demonstrable equivalent).
How to apply
Please submit your application online. When prompted use the reference number 2223-JAN-HAS07.
Supporting documentation: you will need to upload as attachments to your application the following documents:
A curriculum vitae (maximum 3 pages)
Copies of academic transcripts
A covering letter outlining your suitability for the studentship
A recent piece of critical writing you have completed (max 3000 words)
If English is not your first language, certification of English language qualification
References: you will need to provide details of two referees as part of your application. Please ensure that your nominated referees are willing and able to provide references within 14 days of your application being submitted.