Environmental Scientist

Canal & River Trust

£22,000 - £25,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 2017-5156

Sectors: water & hydrology

Closing date: Wednesday, 22 November 2017

12-month fixed-term contract

About the role

You’ll play a varied role within our North Environment Team, working across a range of business functions to help implement the Environmental Management System of the Canal & River Trust. Some key areas you will be looking at will include environmental legislation, regulatory compliance, waste and water quality management, and issues relating to land contamination. You’ll be responsible for carrying out environmental surveys, providing environmental protection training, and delivering elements of our dredging programme. And, as one of our environmental experts, you’ll also be expected to respond to any environmental incidents or issues that arise.

Although the role is based in Wigan, you will be required to travel regularly to offices, depots and sites across the North West and, occasionally, the North East as well.

About you

We’re looking for an Environmental Scientist with a broad knowledge of environmental good practice and a proven track record of providing environmental assessment or appraisal advice in order to resolve issues relating to environmental protection and management. The role involves working closely with external regulators and stakeholders, as well as with colleagues and volunteers, so it’s important that you are a skilled communicator, both in writing and face to face. Also important is a practical understanding of current environmental legislation.

You must have a valid driving licence and be a member of a relevant professional institute (for example CIWEM or IEMA) or working towards.

About us

One of the UK’s biggest charities, we maintain 2,000 miles of historic canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, along with museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of protected historic buildings – preserving them for future generations. We believe living waterways transform places and enrich lives. Achieving this vision will be a fascinating challenge. 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.

When you join the Canal & River Trust you become a member of an engaged team working to preserve our heritage for future generations. Come and put your skills to use on our waterways.

To find out more and apply click here.

Please quote reference number 2017-5156 when applying.

Closing date for applications: 22nd November 2017.

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