We are looking for an experienced freshwater ecologist for the role of National Chalk Hydroecology Coordinator, to be the operations lead for our large programme of water resources chalk stream environmental monitoring. You will be experienced in all aspects of freshwater ecology surveying and data analysis and be able to design and coordinate national monitoring programmes to deliver data for evidence to manage the freshwater environment in relation to Water Resources Permitting/Planning (Monitoring) Networks for chalk groundwater abstraction, chalk ephemeral streams and groundwater/stream support. You will use the data to create national models to provide accurate evidence and understanding to support environmental planning and decision making for positive environmental outcomes.The role is part of a pan-area virtual team covering several Environment Agency Area’s and is responsible for supporting three Grade 4 pan-area posts. However, the team will need to engage with local operational areas to deliver this work. Extensive freshwater ecological field and desk-based experience is essential. You’ll be qualified to a higher education level in a relevant discipline and possess ability and/or knowledge of:- •All aspects of freshwater ecological survey work and techniques, including freshwater macro-invertebrates, macrophytes and River Habitat Surveying•Designing freshwater ecological monitoring programmes•Understanding of the environmental influences on freshwater ecosystems, in particular issues around water resources •Data analysis, modelling and interpretation using ecological and chemical metrics and indices for use in investigations and producing technical reports.•Leading and coordinating national programmes of work •Excellent communication skills to disseminate shared learning with internal colleagues and external partners•Experience in training and mentoring for staff in all aspects of freshwater ecologyYou must possess a full driving licence and be able to swim confidently.