We are looking to recruit a permanent freshwater ecologist to join the Yorkshire Area Analysis and Reporting Team to help deliver our ecological monitoring programmes in terms of sampling, analysis and reporting.

The work of the team includes freshwater macroinvertebrate analysis, macrophyte surveys, fish population surveys, river habitat surveys, and the collection of continuous water quality data. The various data collected will be analysed and used to inform our understanding of the environment, and to assess and monitor changes in the environment to meet the requirements of the Water Framework Directive and inform future investment and projects to improve the environment. Although based in Leeds or York, field work will be required across the whole of Yorkshire.

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
City/Town: Leeds, York
Building/Site: LEEDS NLS Olympia House, Gelderd Road, Leeds, LS12 6DD, Foss House
Grade: Staff Grade 3
Post Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Role Type: Science
Salary Minimum: £22,792

The team

The Analysis and Reporting Team monitors and assesses the environment, providing a wide range of information on water quality, fish populations and ecological status to client teams across the Environment Agency and to external organisations.

This information is used to assess the status of our environment, to direct and inform our management actions, and to monitor the environmental response to our own and others activities.

Experience/skills required

Ideally you will be educated to degree level in an ecological, environmental or related discipline and have experience of collecting and analysing data from the freshwater environment.

Essential experience for this role is macroinvertebrate analysis to family and/or species level.

Desirable experience for this role would include:

  • freshwater macrophyte surveys;
  • fish population surveys;
  • experience of analysing and reporting ecological data.

Other key requirements for this job include good time management, excellent team working skills, good attention to detail, the ability to deliver against deadlines and excellent computer skills.

Contact and additional information

Please note that that your answers to the capability questions will be used to determine interview selection.

Everyone starting in a new role with the Environment Agency will be welcomed into the team and given all of the training and support you need to succeed.

The Environment Agency offer an extensive range of employee benefits

For further information on this role, the employee benefits and the work of the Environment Agency, please download the candidate pack.

For any questions relating to this role, please contact: Paul Curry, Analysis and Reporting Team Leader (Yorkshire S&W) on 07768 863080 or Simon Williams, Analysis and Reporting Team Leader (Yorkshire N&E) on 07500 918970.

A full UK driving license is desirable.

To download the Candidate Pack and Job Profile, and view copentencies for the position, please visit the Environment Agency page.