Environmental Scientist

£27,000 yearly
  • Canal and River Trust
  • 20 Jul, 2020
Full time Engineering

Job Description

Environmental Scientist

£27,000 pro rata (22 hours a week)

Based in Wigan, Stoke-on-Trent, or Ellesmere Port

(Role travel means valid driving license is essential)

About the role

At the Canal & River Trust, we believe life’s better by water, and that the waterways we take care of have a vital contribution to make to the health and wellbeing of local communities and economies. But so that these tranquil spaces can make people happier and healthier, we have to make sure the natural environment is healthy and well-maintained too.

As our Environmental Scientist, you’ll support our Senior Environmental Scientist to do just that. Together, you’ll protect, improve and promote the natural environment of the waterways, whether it’s sediment sampling, planning for waste management, or liaising with external regulators to make sure each and every river and canal is compliant with environmental regulation.

About you

First and foremost, you’re a keen environmental protection professional with a growing track record and a relevant degree. With at least two years of post-qualification experience and full membership of either CIWEM or IEMA, you’ll be driven to keep growing your specialist knowledge, as well as applying it in a business context to support colleagues across our Trust. Whether it’s maintaining legal compliance; undertaking environmental surveys with consistent data management; or identifying opportunities for environmental enhancement, your expertise will be an asset not only to our Senior Environmental Scientist, but to the wider organisation.

Ultimately, being a reliable part of the team is what drives you. You help and cooperate with your colleagues wherever you can, contributing both within your own team and as part of larger projects and corporate objectives. You communicate well with others, from internal colleagues to external stakeholders and customers. And critically, you know when to ask for help too, raising complex issues upwards to get expertise from across the organisation. You know that we’re stronger as a team, so you’re pro-active in engaging across the Trust – helping protect the nation’s waterways in the process. 

About us

We’re the charity who look after and bring to life 2000 miles of canals and rivers. Our waterways contribute to the health and wellbeing of local communities and economies, creating attractive and connected places to live, work, volunteer and spend leisure time. These historic, natural and cultural assets form part of the strategic and local green-blue infrastructure network, linking urban and rural communities as well as habitats. Our waterways are on the doorstep of 8 million people and reach some of the most deprived communities within the UK. By caring for our waterways and promoting their use we believe we can improve the wellbeing of our nation. Come and be part of it.

To apply

We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do.  Many of our vacancies can be considered for people who wish to work flexibly, job share or part time.

To find out more and apply, visit https://careers-canalrivertrust.icims.com/jobs/6178/heritage-%26-environmental-specialist---environmental-scientist/job

Please quote reference number 2020-6178 when applying.

Closing date for applications: 10th August 2020