Senior Environmental Monitoring Officer (Citizen Science - Analysis & reporting) - 23611

East Midlands
Kettering , Lincoln , Spalding
Staff Grade 5
Part Time
Environment & Sustainability, Operational Delivery, Science, Knowledge & Information Management
£36,389 pro-rata
We’re looking for a Senior Environmental Monitoring Officer with freshwater ecological experience to lead and directly engage with our citizen science partnership working. You will contribute by providing technical support on collaborative monitoring programmes for ecology, fish, and water quality through an understanding of how citizen science data is used to drive required outcomes whilst ensuring all data collected is of the highest quality with consistent standards. You will support citizen science innovations and development of integrated platforms for data storage and sharing across partner organisations.
To complement the work of the catchment partnerships you will be working with area EA teams to coordinate and integrate citizen science groups and projects within the Lincolnshire & Northamptonshire Area. You will also contribute to a national working group, sharing learning and best practice from test catchments. Feedback successes and challenges to help the EA develop an effective and consistent approach to this work across the country and provide the best environmental outcomes.
The Analysis & Reporting team collects and provides freshwater biological and water quality data to support and feed into all monitoring obligations tailored for delivery of our local and national environmental outcome plans. Our data is used by internal and external customers, and it delivers a vital service that underpins much of the Environment Agency’s statutory responsibilities relating to national legislation.
We are seeking a Senior Environmental Monitoring Officer with freshwater ecological field and desk-based experience who can use their knowledge and expertise to communicate and influence colleague and partnership working to maximise outcomes for the environment.
You’ll be qualified to a higher education level in a relevant discipline with the relevant competencies:
Technical/scientific knowledge - experience in planning and delivering a range of monitoring and analysis techniques. Use of innovative ways of monitoring the freshwater environment
Communication – ability to communicate to a wide variety of stakeholders using different techniques
Influencing/persuading – using data and evidence to influence and effect change for positive environmental outcomes
Working with partners/collaborative working – experience in partnership working with the ability to identify key players to focus collaboration work in order to achieve your goals.
Managing data and information – use of appropriate data tools for statistical analysis & interpretation of ecological data.
The role will be based in one of the Lincolnshire & Northamptonshire offices, although travelling to field locations across the relevant area is required and therefore the posts require a full UK driving licence to be held. For further details please contact – Emma Walker-Holden, Analysis & Reporting Team Leader on 07909871773, email: You can also download the candidate pack for more information.

We are fully committed to having an inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

17/08/2022, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
Data and Information Management
Explain, using your experience, what type of freshwater ecological data you have collected and what indices you have used to statistically analyse and interpret the condition of a freshwater waterbody. How have you managed the data and presented it?
Please use the STAR method to answer the competency questions.
Scientific Knowledge
Describe how you have trialled or applied innovative or novel ways to monitor the freshwater environment. How have you put these to use to achieve positive environmental outcomes?
Customer and Partner Relations
Using examples demonstrate how you have interacted and forged links with colleagues and external partners in order to work together on a project to ensure everybody gets the outcome they require.
Influences and Persuades Others
Using examples show how you have used data and evidence you have analysed, to influence colleagues and partners in order to steer delivery of workloads and/or projects to produce a positive environmental outcome.
Full driving licence
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

We are fully committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce to reflect the communities we serve. We welcome flexible working patterns for all our vacancies, including job share, so please include clearly any information regarding your preferred working arrangements on your application.

We also have a Guaranteed Interview Policy to support those with a disability who are seeking employment. We have committed to guaranteeing an interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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