HOMEWORKER (SOUTH OF ENGLAND, IDEALLY NEAR THE THAMES AREA)

Angling Trust. Environment Officer - South.

Paul Coulson | April 21st 2021

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Environment Officer – South.

SALARY: £23,000 PLUS CONTRIBUTORY PENSION

HOURS: 371⁄2 HOURS PER WEEK
TERM: FIXED TERM FOR 12 MONTHS
LOCATION: HOMEWORKER (SOUTH OF ENGLAND, IDEALLY NEAR THE THAMES AREA)

REPORTS TO: ENVIRONMENT MANAGER

JOB SUMMARY

The Angling Trust has an exciting new opportunity to join the Angling Trust Freshwater team, helping to engage the angling community in invasive non-native species management and litter and advance best practice in these areas. There are two Environment Officers; one covering the north of England and the other the south of England. These are newly funded roles available, initially, on 12 month contracts. The job holders will report to and work closely with the AT Environment Manager and will also work with colleagues across AT teams and other relevant stakeholders in delivering our environmental programs.

To deliver the Angling Trust’s non-native species work, encouraging the angling community to adopt best biosecurity practice and report and manage invasive species (70%), including:

  • Managing the Floating Pennywort Thames Basin Project, which aims to engage relevant stakeholders and anglers in invasive species management to facilitate coordinated, strategic action of the invasive aquatic plant in the Thames region. A key element of this Thames project will be providing training to the angling community on invasive species and to develop best practice guidance on floating pennywort management that can be applied to other areas of the country. The successful applicant will also work closely within the angling community, providing technical advice to fisheries undertaking biosecurity risk assessments at their fisheries, including advice on the installation of wash down biosecurity facilities where these are required. Other aspects of the role will include increasing awareness of priority aquatic invasive species, such as Killer Shrimp, Quagga mussel and other existing and new aquatic invasive species, with targeted communication efforts in areas where these have been found to improve awareness and encourage the uptake of biosecurity measures such as the Check, Clean Dry measures.
  • Other aspects of the invasive species role involve providing bespoke technical advice to fisheries undertaking biosecurity risk assessments at their waters, including advice on the installation of wash down biosecurity facilities where these are required.

To deliver the Angling Trust litter program, including engaging anglers in the Anglers Against Litter campaign,and promoting the incorporation of ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ approaches into angling activities (30%).

Full details and specification here Job Description – Environment Officer South