Assistant Environmental Manager

Job reference:
BAS 120/19
Contract type:
Full Time
Open Ended Appointment
Starting from £24,777 per annum
We offer generous benefits
Environment Office team
Cambridge, with the potential for deployment South every third year for 1 month.
Closing date:
12 January, 2020 11:59 pm


The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) are currently looking for full-time (37 hours per week) Assistant Environmental Manager to join our vibrant Environment Office. This role is pivotal in the smooth running of the team, with the post holder managing the procurement of environmental equipment, assisting with Environmental Impact Assessments, doing the day to day management of the ISO14001 Environmental Management System and supporting the office such as by presenting environmental data and helping with the annual offload of Antarctic waste from the BAS ship.

We are looking for an organised individual, with a flexible approach to their workload. Good communication and numerical skills are vital for this role.



A degree in an environmental sciences subject (or similar). Associate IEMA membership (or similar)


- Manage the procurement of environmental equipment and consumables for BAS Antarctic Stations. Collaborate with colleagues to provide biosecurity kits for Cambridge, ships and logistics hubs.

- Handle and present environmental data (such as waste stream analysis, environmental incident trends).

- Assist with Environmental Impact Assessments.

- Day to day management of ISO14001 EMS, e.g. undertake environmental audits at Cambridge and ships, and suppliers maintain/update EMS paperwork. Support the Environmental Manager though the implementation of the EMS standard.

- Assist in the communication of environmental best practice, e.g. produce training posters, prepare manuals etc.

- General support to the Environment Office, such as in the drafting/editing of reports and assisting with the annual offload of Antarctic waste from each ship.

- Any other tasks, within the remit of the role, as identified by the Director

Please quote reference: BAS 120/19

Closing date for receipt of application forms: 12 January 2020

Interviews are scheduled to be held: Week Commencing 27 January 2020

BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options, including job sharing, to support childcare and other caring responsibilities.

Skills are listed as either Essential or Desirable. Desirable skills importance rating in parenthesis (1 is high, 5 is low)

Communication skills

  • Fluent in written and spoken English language. Good oral communication skills. - Essential

Computer / IT skills

  • Good computer / IT skills. Expertise in Microsoft Office applications especially Word and Excel. - Essential

Decision Making

  • Understands when to consult or take advice. - Essential

Managerial ability

  • Good organisational skills. - Essential
  • Some experience of purchasing systems and budget management - Desirable [2]

Numerical ability

  • Able to analyse and interpret data for environmental reporting purposes. - Essential

Other Factors

  • Very flexible approach to work tasking. Good team player. - Essential


  • A degree in an environmental sciences subject (or similar). Associate IEMA membership (or similar) - Essential

Resource Management ability

  • Able to track expenditure during procurement process. - Essential

Skills / Experience

  • Some knowledge and experience of environmental management, including EIAs, ISO 14001 EMS’ (or similar system audits), waste management. - Essential

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British Antarctic Survey
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