Contact one of our consultants
Environmental Monitoring Assistant Job in Northamptonshire
Temporary 2nd April 2024 - 30th September 2024, extension may be possible
Hourly rate: £TBC Between £11.44 - £11.80 per hour (overtime may be available)
Hours: 37 hours, 5 days a week (some weekend work may be required)
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.
This is a field team, who carries out routine chemical and ecological sampling and collection of environmental data throughout Northamptonshire and the West Anglia region. 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.
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.
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 Kttering with travel throughout Northamptonshire and the West Anglia region.. As a result, the post requires a full UK driving licence. The candidate also needs to be able to swim.