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Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd

Seasonal Assistant Ecologist

Salary: £18,000
Location: Andover
Hours: Full time
Fixed Term Contract

As a Seasonal Assistant Ecologist at Five Rivers, you’ll be joining a team of passionate and proactive industry experts with sustainability at its core. Together we thrive on a supportive culture which nurtures development, innovation, and a collaborative approach to delivering our ecological services.

Five Rivers is widely recognised as an industry specialist in the consultation, design and implementation of ecological and environmental solutions. With over 25 years’ working with nature, the business is experiencing sustained growth driven by its customer centric focus and ability to attract and retain the best talent. Our capabilities are ever-expanding and encompass both terrestrial and aquatic habitat monitoring and enhancement with a true passion for rivers and wetlands.

Join us today and be part of our incredible journey!

The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic monitoring team undertaking field-based sampling and surveying of surface water environments across the UK. The successful applicant will be central in diligent data collection to recognised industry standards in aquatic habitats that include rivers, estuaries, and wetlands. You will be supporting our senior team in the collection of baseline data essential for evidence based environmental management by the construction, infrastructure and water industry. The fieldwork will include, but not limited to, surveys of biological communities (fish, macroinvertebrates, macrophytes), physical characteristics (habitat assessment, river flow and levels) and chemical quality (water quality sampling).

Please note that this role is for a fixed term of 6 months, required from the 26th June.

Multiple roles are available with options to be based at our new Head Office at Thruxton Airfield, Hampshire. There is a requirement for travel across the UK for delivery of our programme as and when required by the business.


  • Supporting with field work planning and logistics
  • Supporting with field based data collection
  • Supporting data entry and management
  • Supporting with equipment maintenance and calibration
  • Biosecurity of equipment and PPE.

The Ideal Candidate

You will enjoy working outdoors in all weathers and have an interest in environmental management, protection, and enhancement. You will be organised, highly motivated, be an excellent communicator and have the ability to work as part of a team. As a team player you will enjoy building positive relationships with co-workers and offering solutions to challenges for achievement of our common goal. As a keen listener with the ability to follow instruction you will have an eye for detail and pride yourself on the diligent delivery of your role to guarantee the accuracy and reliability of the data you collect. Flexibility, adaptability, and resilience will be a core attribute that will ensure you can adapt to a highly dynamic schedule of monitoring working across the UK. You will have the ability to swim, hold a clean driving licence and will work away from home in delivery of our programme.


  • Clean driving licence
  • Ability to swim
  • Positive attitude
  • Relevant experience – desirable but not essential
  • Environmental degree – desirable but not essential

Salary Range & Benefits

  • £18,000
  • Paid overtime
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Company pension scheme
  • An amazing and supportive company culture


Are you the one we’re looking for? Apply before 31st May 2021 for immediate consideration (please note that if we receive a high volume of applications, the closing date may be brought forward). Apply now by clicking the link and providing the information requested.

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Delete Date: 30/06/2022  Location: Andover

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