• Belfast
  • £ £14.47
  • Temporary
  • NG2SO
  • nuala.gordon@premiere-agency.com

Our client is interested in recruiting two temporary Scientific Officers to join their team based in the BT7 location.


Job role – Scientific Officer x2

Location – BT7, currently home working in line with government guidelines, subject to review

Hours of work – The successful candidate will normally be required to work 5 days per week totalling 37 hours ( excluding lunch break ). On occasions the duties may include some evening and weekend working. The department operates a flexi working system

Rate of pay – £14.47 per hour

Length of role – Until June 2022


Job duties –

· The post holder will:

· Will assist with the delivery of biodiversity action by working in partnership with a range of sectors.

· Will require a good understanding of the actions required for priority habitats and priority species and ecosystem services such as those relating pollinators and peatlands.

· Also required is an aptitude to understand other viewpoints, develop close working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, raising awareness, providing support and guidance and working partnership with government bodies, local authorities, business, voluntary bodies including some which are outside Northern Ireland.

· The breadth of work will require the officer to able to manage and develop some aspects of the work on their own initiative.


Essential Experience / Qualifications –

1) 4 GCE/GCSE ‘O’ Levels, grades A-C, in separate subjects which must include English, Mathematics and one Science subject.



2) 2 years’ experience gained within the last 8 years in a paid, voluntary or academic capacity associated with the conservation or assessment of our natural terrestrial, aquatic or marine heritage (ecosystems, habitats, species, earth science or landscapes), such as in one or a combination of the following:


· Conducting ecological assessments;

· Conducting ecological surveys (including mapping, recording and monitoring of scientific data and any follow up laboratory analysis);

· Report writing and preparation


· Experience working with a wide range of partners

· Invertebrate identification skills

· Familiar with Biodiversity policies and strategies, in particular the Wildlife and Natural Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011


If interested in this role if you can please send an updated CV to nuala.gordon@premiere-agency.com