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Graduate Ecologist Required

Job Specification

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is a specialist environmental contracting company with a head office located in the Avon valley, just north of Salisbury, Wiltshire.  Founded in 1994, we have over twenty years of experience dedicated to nature conservation and habitat creation, restoration and management, particularly on environmentally sensitive and challenging sites. Works include River Restoration, Ecological Mitigation, Habitat Creation and Ecological Monitoring.

What it’s like to work here

Five Rivers is a rapidly expanding company and as our team continues to grow we are able to offer a vast amount of experience in all aspects of environmental consulting and management works. We have thirty permanent staff, plus a number of seasonal staff and subcontractors that work with us in various roles. As a member of this close-knit team you will be given the opportunity to take on direct responsibilities of different aspects of the business.

What you’ll be doing

You will be joining the ecology team covering work in all areas of the UK. Five Rivers provides ecological sampling and consultancy for freshwater ecosystems. Each of the team members has skills and specialities which allow for a vast range of knowledge and experience sharing. You will play a key role in delivering and supporting the ecological survey programmes and consultancy services which include: macroinvertebrate sampling and analysis; fisheries; macrophytes; water quality and protected species. You will work closely with our ecologists to ensure we successfully deliver projects to the high standards demanded by our clients. This is an exciting role for a graduate or someone early on in their career to gain valuable experience, with a clear progression within the company.

Who we’re looking for

  • Someone based in our Salisbury office, with travel and staying away for surveying and sampling.
  • A person with a love of the outdoors and knowledge of freshwater ecosystems and sampling/surveying methodology.
  • Excellent organisation and IT skills to provide support with essential office-based tasks required for the efficient planning and delivery of projects.
  • Completion of all projects to the required best practise standard.

Requirements

  • Positive attitude and a passion for the environment
  • Flexible and pragmatic, able to prioritise workload in a busy workplace
  • Ability to interact professionally with colleagues, client and stakeholders
  • Experience of working within a team
  • A commitment to promoting Health, Safety and Wellbeing within the company
  • A full clean UK driving licence
  • Good time management and punctual
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Desirable skills / qualifications

  • BSc or MSc in related field
  • Experience in using ArcGIS
  • Ecological knowledge and interest in the outdoor environment

The package

This position will have a starting salary of £17,000, which will be reviewed on an annual basis. You will receive 20 days holiday, plus public bank holidays, with an additional day of leave accrued per year of service. You will have an annual training budget of £500, exclusive of any initial training agreed. For the right candidate, there will be career progression depending on aspirations and suitability.

 

Email covering letter and CV to jobs@five-rivers.com.

Site Technicians Required

Role: Site Technician/Senior Site Technician

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting Ltd is a specialist environmental contracting company with a head office located in the Woodford valley, Wiltshire.  Founded in 1994, we have over 20 years of experience dedicated to nature conservation and habitat creation, restoration and management, particularly on environmentally sensitive and challenging sites.
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Apprenticeships Available

CITB

Course: Level 2 Diploma and NVQ in General Construction Ops.

You will be joining a staff of twenty-five covering work in all areas of the UK, with a direct focus within the site team which consists of Site Manager, Site Foreman, Senior Site Technicians and Site Technicians. Each of the team members has skills and specialities which allow for a vast range of knowledge and experience sharing.
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Five Rivers are Recruiting – Spring 2018

Do to expansion we are recruiting for the following positions:

Operations Manager (Salisbury based)

Site Manager (Salisbury based)

Site Supervisors (Salisbury based)

Project Manager (Midlands based) – advert to follow

Project Assistants (Salisbury based)

Project Assistants (Midlands based) – advert to follow

Seasonal Fisheries Assistants x 4 (Based in either Salisbury or Kent/Sussex)

If interested please send in a CV and covering letter to jobs@five-rivers.com

Aquatic Ecologist / Senior Ecologist

We are looking to recruit an Aquatic Ecologist / Senior Aquatic Ecologist to carry out field work, macroinvertebrate laboratory analysis and reporting. For the right candidate there will be opportunities for business development and contract management. We carry out pre-and post aquatic monitoring for many of our restoration schemes, as well as providing data collection and consultancy services for a range of clients across the UK.
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Five Rivers Are Recruiting!

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We are looking for motivated people who would like to work on river restoration and conservation projects within our Operations Team. If you want to work outdoors on conservation projects and enhancing habitats, please apply via the following links:
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Christmas and New Year Closure

Merry Christmas from the team at Five Rivers!

Five Rivers are closing for a two week period over Christmas, and we’ll be back raring to go on the 3rd January.  If you need to get in touch please leave a message and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Water Meadow Restoration

Watermeadow Restoration

We are delighted to be working on the restoration of the Lower Woodford Watermeadows SSSI*, a system of floated water meadows that were thought to have been constructed in 1660.  Under this Higher Level Stewardship scheme we are restoring the bedwork in three fields as well as creating a number of wetland features.

This is just one of the River and Wetland services we offer, get in touch for more details.

*Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)