Environmental Monitoring Assistant Job in Oxfordshire

Location: Osney, OX2 OAZ


Temporary: April 2024-  31st October 2024


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

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


The role

We are looking for an Environmental Monitoring Assistant to do field-based data collection and sampling and office-based data processing, validation, and quality assurance.


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 Oxfordshire and other local areas. 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.

Experience/skills required

We’re seeking a Field Monitoring Assistant with some field and office-based experience. You’ll be qualified to at GCSE standard (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline and 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.

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 Olney with the role being predominantly field based with travel throughout Oxfordshire and other local areas. As a result, the post requires a full UK driving licence.  The candidate also needs to be able to swim.






£20,000 to £25,000

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