Skip to main content

Catchment Officer


Location: Loughs Agency HQ

Closing Date: 31/08/2022 1:00 pm

Salary: £32,328 to £33,459 per annum

 CATCHMENT OFFICER (CatchmentCARE Project) – REF: CO/CC/22

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

Temporary – 30th April 2023 (subject to funding with a possible extension)


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


(B) 2 years’ experience of handling data and interpreting results.

  1. Experience of working on projects in the environmental area (2 years)
  2. Staff supervision
  3. A proven ability in, and experience of managing resources.
  4. 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 application forms is not later than 1pm on Wednesday 31st August 2022



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.