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£25,551 pa + car cash allowance + contributory DC pension scheme

Fixed-term contract for six months potentially extending to 12 months

Based Leeds with regular travel across the North East


About the role


Here at the Canal & River Trust, we know life’s better by the water. We also know that conservation, sustainable development and enhancement of the natural environment are key to our success in maintaining the inland waterway work and ensuring our waterways are fit for modern-day use. As an ecologist, working as part of our Environment Team, you will therefore be providing the advice and expertise we need to achieve our strategic vision, now and in the future.


We’ll look to you for technical support on a wide range of ecological issues, and through a variety of multi-disciplinary teams including waterway operations, project managers, contract managers, volunteer coordinators and communications professionals. This will involve supporting the commissioning of works, monitoring compliance with regulatory requirements, recording environmental incidents, undertaking preliminary studies and investigations, and promoting the work of the Trust at a local and national level, among many other things. The role is based in Leeds, but you will need to travel regularly across the North East to support various teams across the region.


 About you


This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with proven expertise in ecology who wants to develop even further in the field. You must have full membership of a relevant institution (such as CIEEM) as well as a degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline. You’ll also need experience of delivering ecological advice and support, a comprehensive understanding of current environmental legislation, and a proven ability to present technical information to non-technical audiences.



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.


To find out more and apply, click here


Please quote reference 2018-5350 when applying.


Closing date:  5th July 2018. 



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