The OSPAR Commission Secretariat facilitates the work of the Contracting Parties by supporting and organising an annual cycle of meetings together with intersessional work programmes.
The international staff comprises an Executive Secretary, four Deputy Secretaries and seven Assistants.
The OSPAR Commission also offers a limited number of volunteer placements for higher degree and research students undertaking relevant professional placements. No financial support is available for these posts but wherever possible volunteers are included as members of the Secretariat at relevant meetings, within internal discussions and as they undertake projects related to current work programmes.The tenure for OSPAR Secretaries (Executive and Deputies) is normally a period of six years. These positions are advertised internationally as vacancies arise. The OSPAR Commission applies co-ordinated international staff regulations.
The OSPAR Secretariat is based in the UK, at offices in central London.OSPAR Commission
37-63 Southampton Row
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7430 5200
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7242 3737