Heritage & Environment Specialist - Ecologist

Heritage & Environment Specialist - Ecologist

£38,486 inclusive of car cash allowance

Based in Stoke-on-Trent or Ellesmere 

Valid driving licence is essential

About the role

At the Canal & River Trust, we believe life’s better by water. It’s why we aim to transform our canals and rivers into spaces where local people can spend time and feel better. As one of our experienced Ecologists, you’ll play a big part in realising this vision. How? By making sure the natural environment of our inland waterway network is protected and continues to thrive. 

Working alongside the Heritage & Environment Manager, you’ll provide ecological support to the Trust predominantly in the West Midlands, focusing on the Llangollen, Montgomery, Shropshire Union, Trent & Mersey and Caldon canals. It’ll see you liaise closely with other teams, who’ll turn to you for ecological advice across a range of business activities. You’ll be there to check that day-to-day works are compliant with environmental regulations and our own heritage policy – all so that we can conserve and nurture the environment of our West Midland waterways.

About you

In-depth knowledge about ecology is right at the top of our priority list. So you’ll have that in spades, along with a relevant degree (or equivalent), two years’ post-qualification experience and full membership of an institution like CIEEM. You’ll also bring a comprehensive understanding of current environmental legislation, and hold a protected species licence for one or more species. 

We’re looking for someone who’s a natural at communicating with others. Who can expertly advise on ecological issues in a way that everyone understands. It’s this combination of technical know-how and people skills that really sets you apart – and it’s how you’ll help us to bring wellbeing benefits to millions. 

About us

We’re the charity who look after and bring to life 2000 miles of canals and rivers. Our waterways contribute to the health and wellbeing of local communities and economies, creating attractive and connected places to live, work, volunteer and spend leisure time. These historic, natural and cultural assets form part of the strategic and local green-blue infrastructure network, linking urban and rural communities as well as habitats. Our waterways are on the doorstep of 8 million people and reach some of the most deprived communities within the UK. By caring for our waterways and promoting their use we believe we can improve the wellbeing of our nation. Come and be part of it.

To apply

We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do.  Many of our vacancies can be considered for people who wish to work flexibly, job share or part time.

Please quote reference number 2020-6118 when applying.

Closing date for applications: 1st November 2020


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