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Fisheries Monitoring Officer

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (Yorkshire & Humberside) - UK
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 04/12/2023
Company Name Environment Agency
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Directory Entry : The Environment Agency work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development. The Agency was established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment.
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Salary – £29,706

Locations – Darlington or York

Staff Grade – 4

Post Type/ Working Pattern – Full Time, Flexible working available

Interview Dates – 11th December 2023

About us:

Our Team is responsible for the collection of environmental data across North Yorkshire and Teesside. Specifically, as the Fisheries Monitoring Officer, you will lead on the organisation and collection of our fish surveys within the team which will enable us to communicate fish population data to our Area and National teams.

Why Choose Us:

  • Make a real difference: The well-being of fish stocks across the UK, whether river, lake or sea, is critical to ensuring the health and balance of the ecosystems within our waterways across the country. By joining our team, your work will actively contribute to building a more resilient and sustainable environment in which they can thrive and tackling the challenges posed by climate change head-on.
  • Professional Growth: The Environment Agency offers opportunities for career advancement and the chance to work on diverse and impactful projects; you’ll gain valuable experience and enhance your skills as part of our dedicated team.
  • Continuous Learning: It’s not just your own professional development that will be encouraged. You’ll play a vital role in coordinating the delivery of technical training and mentoring of staff on monitoring activities; including gaining your Officer in Charge (OIC) qualification, to ensure a consistent and professional service.
  • Collaboration and Partnership: Collaborate with experienced professionals in a supportive and inclusive environment, and play a key role where continuous learning, through your coordination and delivery of technical training and the mentoring of staff on monitoring activities will ensure a consistent and professional service.
  • Team Environment: Work as part of a close-knit team of like-minded individuals who share your passion for the environment. Together, we make a real impact and create a better world for all.
  • Champion Health, Safety and Wellbeing: Become the champion for and health, safety and wellbeing (HSW) practices. You will play a leadership role in promoting a positive HSW culture within the team and across National Field Monitoring.
  • Incident Response: Responding to incidents is a central part of what we do. You?will be required to have an incident role and make?yourself available to respond to incidents or provide business continuity?support during an incident. This may attract?an additional payment and full training and alternative working?arrangements will be available to?support?you with your incident role.?

What will I do?

Based in Darlington or York with travel across the region, you’ll already have an in-depth understanding and knowledge of how vitally important a healthy fish stock is to the wellbeing of waterways, and how crucial conducting regular surveys are to monitoring health and population numbers. So that’s where you come in.

The results of the surveys need to be reported, so you will have proven experience of data entry as well as maintaining and quality assuring fish data on our IT systems.

In this supervisory role, you will support the Team Leader and provide operational and technical leadership to the rest of the team taking on the role as training lead, mentoring staff to ensure that all the latest regulations are adhered to. You’ll have your risk assessment alarm always switched on to ensure the safety of staff whilst conducting their duties.

You’ll contribute to the delivery of all monitoring activities including assisting in the planning and collection of our environmental monitoring programme. You’ll be recognised as a key contact for national, local and external customers and will have a full understanding of their requirements. You’ll maintain, interpret and input into key monitoring systems including the National Fish Population Database and other internal monitoring software and apps and contribute to the wider National Fish Monitoring Team by actively participating in Networks, Groups and projects to ensure consistency and best practice.

What do I need?


You should have proven leadership abilities along with experience in fish monitoring, environmental monitoring field work and biosecurity procedures. Being able to carry out risk assessments is also important, as is being able to train others. But the most important thing we are looking for is a passion for the environment and the resilience to succeed.

You'll also need to have/possess:

  • A full UK driving licence
  • Be comfortable working in and around water in all weather conditions
  • Effective communication and relationship-building skills
  • The ability to work autonomously, taking decisions and solving problems to achieve positive outcomes
  • The ability to use a range of computer systems
  • A good eye for detail
  • Experience of fish monitoring or fisheries management
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring and training others

What's in it for you:

You’ll benefit from a culture that embraces difference and is inclusive where you’ll feel supported and trusted to do the right thing. We’ll invest in you and allow you to grow and shape your career. What’s more, you’ll have access to our great benefits package including:

  • A competitive salary of £29,706
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Great career opportunities
  • Maternity, paternity, and adoption leave scheme
  • A range of flexible working options plus many more!

As an organisation we strive to reflect the communities we serve, to achieve this we welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of race, sexual orientation, and religion. If you have any questions regarding the vacancy or application process, please contact the recruitment team at EArecruitment@peoplescout.co.uk.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of the UK's biggest environmental organisation. Join us, and together, let's tackle the challenges of a changing climate and build a more sustainable future. Apply now and embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career journey with the Environment Agency!

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