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Job Purpose: We are the charity who look after, and bring to life, 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales because we believe that life is better by water. Every role in the Canal & River Trust (the Trust) plays a part in transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better, bringing well-being benefits to millions. We are currently looking for a Hydrometric Assistant to join our national Water Management Team. The Water management team are responsible for supporting the Trust in all areas of water resource and flood risk management. Location & coverage This vacancy will be offered on a remote working basis, with a requirement to regularly attend our hub spaces as and when required for team working and meetings. It is therefore essential that applicants are able and willing to work effectively from home. Our hubs include: Leeds, Ellesmere Port, Burnley, Birmingham, Newark, Milton Keynes, Gloucester, London. Applicants would... ideally be accessible to Birmingham/Hatton for intermittent catch ups with the leadership team. This role will also involve regular travel to and along the reservoirs, canals and river navigations across the canal network. The regularity and distribution of travel will be discussed further at interview stage. Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience: Key Accountabilities : Under supervision of Principal and Senior Hydrologists you’ll be responsible for the quality assurance of flow and canal water level data. Assist Hydrologists in managing water resources e.g. water resources budgets, data reporting. Be prepared to work outside undertaking site visits and field trials in all weather conditions. Support flow gauging operationally as and when required. Effectively manage small scale water management projects, ensuring delivery to agreed time and budget. Recruit and manage volunteers to assist in meeting key deliverables. Take responsibility for the storage and management of the team’s field equipment. Work within the Trust’s policies and procedures including health & safety and environment and heritage issues. Knowledge, Experience & Skills Technical : Able to demonstrate some relevant knowledge (e.g. hydrometric principles, hydrological processes and models, relevant training, academic modules). Some experience of handling hydrometric and/or spatial data and information, beneficial. Some experience of site work and field data collection, beneficial. Aspiration to work towards Associate or Chartered Membership of a professional body e.g. CIWEM, desirable. We will help support your journey! General : Numerate, with confidence in processing and analysing data. Good level of written and spoken communication skills. Customer focused - aware of basic customer service standards and expectations. Able to manage own time effectively, prioritising tasks and seeking guidance where appropriate. Computer literate in MS Office. Valid driving licence appropriate for vehicle to be driven (expected). Focused on the importance of Health & Safety in the workplace.What We Offer: In addition to your salary of 25 days paid holiday, plus paid Bank Holidays, increasing to 27 days plus Bank Holidays after 3 years Home working status with ‘hub’ facilities available if a need to work outside of home - flexibility. Monday to Friday working, no weekend working. Annual £200 personal learning & growth award to spend on any learning related activity - hobbies; aspirations etc. Free access to specialist counselling on a range of issues - health; financial; lifestyle; well-being; domestic & neighbourly matters. Access to a range of employee benefits including - store discounts; boating holiday discounts; holiday purchase scheme. 2 days paid volunteering leave, volunteering for local community project work. At the Trust we care passionately for our waterways, and as importantly, for those who look after and use them. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do as a Trust. We are striving to represent the diverse communities that we are a part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community. When you join the Canal & River Trust you become a member of an engaged team working to preserve our heritage for future generations. Come and share your passion and knowledge with a team that makes a difference to millions of people every day. Find out more about us on our website
Warwick United Kingdom


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