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Natural Resources Wales

Environmental Data Collection Officer

Closing date: 11 October 2022
Location: Flexible within North East Wales
Salary: £27,003 - £30,688 (Grade 4)
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment to 31 March 2023
Work pattern: Full time – 37 hours a week
Post number: 200442

Job Description:

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team as an Environmental Data Collection Officer for northeast Wales. You would work as part of the NE Wales Environmental Assessment and Advice Team. We provide multifunctional advice and monitoring across NE Wales. You will be confident about working outdoors in different field environments, weather conditions, and sometimes in remote locations, and you will be comfortable working in water to carry out data collection and survey work. This varied role, based in the field, includes:

  • Collect routine water quality samples in rivers, lakes and bathing waters.
  • Ecological kick-sampling to detect invertebrates and diatoms.
  • Terrestrial monitoring support.
  • Drive from site to site, including some routes when a 4x4 vehicle is required.
  • Use technology to collect data in the field with a hand held meter and input data on a tablet device.
  • Operating equipment such as data sondes and passive sampling equipment in a river.


The data collected by our team are used to report against statutory requirements and are key evidence used by Place Teams in Wales, to inform their decisions and actions in the sustainable management of our natural resources.

You will be able to demonstrate knowledge and experience of the following:

  1. Experience of operational sampling and/or monitoring.
  2. Experience of team working.
  3. Reasonable knowledge of terrestrial ecology, freshwater ecology, water quality, fisheries or earth science.
  4. Data and information management experience.
  5. A current full UK valid licence to drive NRW fleet vehicles (cars and vans).
  6. IT competencies; MS Office and database experience.
  7. Ability to swim and be confident working in water. (Essential)

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This role will offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Agile and flexible working
  • Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
  • 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
  • Generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
  • Health and wellbeing benefits and support
  • Weekly well-being hour to use as you choose


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Closing Date: 11/10/2022  Location: Flexible within North East Wales

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