The role provides ecological support across business functions predominantly within the North East Region through cross boundary working will be occasionally required.
This is a position with great opportunities for the successful candidate to work in a newly established charity, applying his/her technical skills and continuing to develop professionally within the field of ecology. This role is initially a 6 month fixed term contract covering maternity leave, but with the possibility of extension up to 12 months.
Our aim is to support the work of the Trust as a whole while conserving and enhancing the environment of the inland waterway network. Finding simple and innovative solutions/methods of work to ensure that the modern-day use of the waterways, their historical importance, the Trust’s legal obligations and strategic priorities are met through sustainable development, conservation and enhancement of the natural environment.
Working alongside the Environment Manager and colleagues in the Environment Team provide technical support to the business on ecological issues through a number of multi-disciplinary teams including waterway operations, project managers, contract managers, volunteer co-ordinators and the communications team
Ensure day to day works are dealt with effectively and in line with legislation and Canal & River Trust’s environmental policy, heritage policy and defined standards. Be the first point of contact providing basic advice relating to the environment of the waterway network.
The Ecologist will have a reporting base in Leeds and will be required to travel regularly across the North East to support a variety of the Trust’s functional teams operating in these areas. S/he will also be required to occasionally travel around the country to engage with other internal teams and a variety of external regulators and stakeholders.
Skills & Experience
At the Trust we care passionately for our waterways, and as importantly, for those who look after and use them. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do as a Trust.
In addition to your annual salary, we are offering a car cash allowance. We also offer a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice benefits.
We are striving to represent the diverse communities that we are a part of. All candidates will be treated on the basis of their merits, skills and abilities and solely by being assessed against the requirements for the job. Many of our vacancies can be considered for people who wish to work flexibly, job share or part time.