Environmental Monitoring Assistant Job in East Yorkshire

Location: Kelvedon, CO5

Temporary April 2024 -  31st October 2024, extension may be possible

Hourly rate: £TBC Between £11.44 and £11.80 per hour (overtime may be available)

Hours:  37 hours, 5 days a week (some weekend work may be required)


The role
We are looking for an Environmental Monitoring Assistant to do field-based data collection and sampling. You may also support the team with fish surveys.


The high-quality environmental monitoring data produced is essential for the effective management of the environment. 


The team
This is a field team, who carries out routine chemical and ecological sampling and collection of environmental data throughout Essex and East Anglia area. This includes statutory ecological sampling of rivers and lakes, and chemical sampling of rivers, lakes, and bathing waters. During the summer months, the team sample water quality at numerous water sights and undertake fish monitoring.


Reporting to the Field Monitoring Team Leader, the successful candidates will be assisting in the delivery of this broad range of environmental monitoring.


The position involves outdoor work (in all weathers) and travelling throughout the county therefore a valid driving licence and the ability to swim is essential. The post holders may also be required to assist in some weekend work during our busy summer months on a rotational basis.  The role is physically demanding and does include lifting and carrying samples.

Experience/skills required
We’re seeking a Field Monitoring Assistant with some field experience if possible, although not essential as full training is given. You’ll be qualified to at GCSE standard (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

Desirable Skills:  

To possess proven ability and/or knowledge of:


  • Environmental monitoring instrumentation – water quality meter (full training will be given)
  • Field-based data gathering experience.
  • Analysis of environmental monitoring data.
  • Navigational Skills – the ability to find your way around rural and urban areas

Other key requirements for this job include excellent communication skills, proficiency in Word, Excel and database management, the ability to work alone or as part of a team.

Additional useful information

The role will be based out of Kelvedon, with the role being predominantly field based with travel throughout Essex and the East Anglia area. As a result, the post requires a full UK driving licence.  The candidate also needs to be able to swim.




East Yorkshire


£20,000 to £25,000

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