You will work towards qualifying as Officer In Charge for electric fishing surveys and will be involved in boat work, so experience of fieldwork and biosecurity good practice is essential. You will be using a scheduling tool and utilising this technology to enhance delivery. You will maintain, interpret and input into monitoring systems. You'll lead on the ordering of sampling equipment and maintaining the bottle & fishery stores. You will be an effective communicator, liaising with site contacts, members of the public and internal customers. You will train and mentor other team members to ensure consistent delivery to a high standard.
The field work can be physically demanding and you will be required to sample in all weathers. You’ll be working alone for the majority of the time, so you’ll need to prioritise your Health, Safety and wellbeing, be self-motivated and organised.
There will also be opportunity to support the Environment Agency’s Incident response.
We collect field based samples and environmental data for both local, national and statutory requirements. The data collected provides key information to serve diverse community and environmental needs.
The Thames West Team is dispersed. This post will be focused on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and surrounding areas. You will be expected to cross boundaries to support other teams. This is a field-based role and requires long, extensive driving in urban and rural locations.
A full UK driving licence is essential for this role.
• Field sample collection experience
• Training and mentoring staff
• Able to work independently as part of a dispersed team
• Good organisational skills
• Working in water confidently and safely
• Ability to communicate effectively with external and internal customers
• Required to use standard IT packages to deliver work as well as more specialised systems
• Experience of health, safety and wellbeing procedures including carrying out risk assessments
• Confidence driving long distances, in rural and urban environments
• Electric fishing experience
• Freshwater fish identification
• Experience of biosecurity procedures
How to Apply
Contact and additional information
This role is 37 hours/week Monday-Friday. We welcome flexible working patterns so clearly include any information on your application. We welcome applicants living in the team territory, and the surrounding areas. This post benefits from flexi-time.
You will be provided with a badged vehicle. There are two locations for this role one Red Kite House, Wallingford and the other is Chippenham depot, Wiltshire where you will drop off samples most days. The majority of the time you will be outside collecting data from locations across the team territory.
For enquiries contact Jonathan Baxter on 07769688496 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications welcome from individuals of any age, gender or ethnic background. What matters most is that you want to make a real, practical contribution to protecting the environment.