Local recruitment: Citizen Science Coordinator – Grade 5 - 25898

Environment Agency

Kidderminster, UK 🇬🇧

Shrewsbury, UK 🇬🇧

Tewkesbury, UK 🇬🇧

Fradley, UK 🇬🇧

Number of jobs available: 1
Region: South West, West Midlands
City/Town: Kidderminster , Shrewsbury , Tewkesbury , Fradley
Building/Site: Riversmeet House, Hafren House, Mance House, Sentinel House
Grade: Staff Grade 5
Post Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time
Role Type: Environment & Sustainability
Salary Minimum: £37,462 Pro-rata

Job description

We’re looking for a Citizen Science Coordinator to lead and directly engage with our citizen science partnership working. You will contribute by providing technical support on collaborative monitoring programmes for ecology and water quality through an understanding of how citizen science data is used to drive environmental 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 across West Midlands Area with particular focus on the Teme and Wye catchments. 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 team

The role sits within the West Midlands Environment Programme Team, they are known for working with a wide range of people and teams across the Environment Agency, along with many different external organisations. The role reports to and works closely with our Analysis and Reporting and Integrated Environmental Planning Teams.

Experience/skills required

We are looking for candidates with either a degree in an environmental discipline, or equivalent relevant experience.
You will draw on a number of skills to deliver the role and you will need to demonstrate your ability in the following areas:
• Technical/scientific knowledge of ways of monitoring the freshwater environment.
• Communication – excellent communication skills and the ability to take complex data and information and present it in an appropriate and engaging way with the 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
• Managing data and information – use of appropriate data tools for statistical
Analysis, GIS mapping skills & interpretation of water quality data

Contact and additional information

For further information please contact:

Matt Lawrence (Email: matthew.lawrence@environment-agency.gov.uk)

CVs or other documents attached to your application will not be assessed for selection.

A full driving licence is required as there are regular site visits and meetings to attend

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Closing Date:  02/04/2023, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required:  Basic Check

Length of contract:  Up to 24 months

Competence 1: Achieves Results
Describe a time when you set and delivered a high standard of work; demonstrating the drive to meet targets and how you prioritised and organised tasks and resources to ensure you achieved results in a timely manner.

Competence 2: Influences and Persuades Others
Describe a time where you presented a case in a convincing and attractive way that encouraged others to willingly work with you.

Competence 3: Communicates Effectively
You will be working with a vast array of internal and external people. It is important that any information and the messages you give are presented clearly, accurately and in an appropriate and compelling way for the audience. Describe a time when you achieved this.

Role specific license requirements: A full driving licence is required as there are regular site visits and meetings to attend

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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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development