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Catchment Officer


Location: Loughs Agency HQ (Foyle Area)

Closing Date: 29/11/2021 1:00 pm

Salary: Higher Scientific Officer (HSO) / Scale £32,328 to £33,459 per annum

CatchmentCARE Project – Temporary – 30th April 2023 (subject to funding)
Higher Scientific Officer (HSO) / Scale £32,328 to £33,459 per annum

Essential Criteria

Applicants must demonstrate that they possess the following criteria by the closing date for applications:

  1. (A) An Honors Degree or equivalent in a relevant environmental area and (B) 2 years’ experience of handling data and interpreting results.
  2. Experience of working on projects in the environmental area (2 years).
  3. Staff supervision.
  4. A proven ability in, and experience of managing resources.
  5. A full and current driving licence that enables the holder to drive in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland (held for at least 2 years and no more than 6 penalty points).

Desirable Criteria

Some or all of the following criteria MAY be used in the event of a large number of suitably qualified applications:

  1. Post-graduate environmentally based Masters Degree or PhD.
  2. Experience of working with water chemistry analysis (6 months in last 5 years).
  3. Experience of using macro-invertebrates as indicators in the environmental area (6 months in last 5 years).
  4. Experience of instream / riparian works (6 months in last 5 years).
  5. Experience of dealing with stakeholders.

Closing date for completed applications is not later than 1pm Monday 29th November 2021


Candidate Information Booklet

Application Form

Monitoring Form

Contact Details

22 Victoria Road - currently closed
BT47 2AB

+44 (0) 28 71 342100

D'arcy Magee Court - currently closed
Dundalk Street
County Louth

+353 (0) 42 938 3888

Application Pack


Following the Government’s advice in relation to COVID-19, Loughs Agency has put in place a number of measures to maximise our capacity to continue to deliver our services as best we can.