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Field Team Operatives in Somerset
Field Team Operatives
Contract Length: Temporary until February 2022
Location: Covering - Avon/Hampshire/Dorset/Somerset/ Wiltshire (Chippenham)
Working hours: Mon - Thurs - 07:30 - 16:15 - Fri - 07:30- 16:00
Pay Rate: £11.15 per hour
Field team operatives required to support existing EA field teams across the Wessex area.
Covering - Avon/Hampshire/Dorset/Somerset/ Wiltshire (Chippenham)
You would be assisting Environment Agency field teams with the maintenance of main rivers and associated assets across the Wessex area.
Within the Operations Field team, you’ll help manage river and coastal defences, working to counteract the causes of flooding and pollution.
Delivering routine maintenance for their assets, you’ll protect properties and infrastructure by maintaining flood defences and river channels. This physical role will involve working in a team, outside in all weathers. The team undertake a range of activities, from strimming, beach management, debris and tree clearance to construction and maintenance.
- Full/Clean Driving Licence – role will include driving four-wheel drive vehicles (on and off road).
- Water safety training
- Emergency first aid
- Manual handling
- Vehicle marshall/banksman
- A Team player willing to work and support others.
- Positive, Adaptable with a can do approach
- Able to communicate effectively with other team members, landowners and the public
- Competent in using basic IT systems.
- Literacy and numeracy skills are required.