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Community Water Quality Officer

Surfers Against Sewage


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join the dynamic team at Surfers Against Sewage and help protect our waterways as a Community Water Quality Officer.


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St Agnes, Cornwall, UK - Hybrid or Remote

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98% Remote- UK

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Expires at anytime

Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) is an influential marine conservation charity that has been championing the protection of oceans and waterways for over three decades. They are at the forefront of environmental activism in the UK, focusing on the wellbeing of our coasts and planet. By joining SAS, you become part of a passionate community working towards a vital mission.

Role Summary:

  • Leading the support for community groups in obtaining Bathing Water status for inland waterways.
  • Developing guidance materials and supporting tools for inland bathing applications.
  • Facilitating groups throughout the designation application process.
  • Assisting in the execution of the citizen science water quality testing programme.

Role Requirements:

  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in community group support or related work.
  • Demonstrable project management and organisation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities and independent problem-solving skills.
  • A full, clean UK driving licence and readiness to travel, including occasional overnight stays.


  • Confidential mental health and wellbeing advice.
  • Membership to Head Space wellbeing.
  • Flexible working hours and TOIL.
  • Pension, enhanced sick pay, maternity policy, and sabbatical options.
  • Equipment for remote work, travel, and accommodation coverage for work-related trips.

Application Process Details:

  • Submit your CV and a cover letter to [email removed - click apply for more details].
  • Application deadline is 31 March 2024.

Surfers Against Sewage is a marine conservation and campaigning charity that has grown into one of the UK’s most successful organisations in its field over the last 30 years. We are dedicated to the health of the ocean and the planet, and we are looking for a Community Water Quality Officer to join our team.

The Role: As a Community Water Quality Officer, you will be responsible for delivering a programme of work to support community groups in applying for and achieving official Bathing Water status, particularly focused on inland waterways. You will also support the creation of guidance documents and tools to support inland bathing applications, and actively support community groups through the designation application process. You will also assist the Science & Research Officer with the delivery of SAS’s citizen science water quality testing programme.

Job Requirements: To be successful in this role, you will need at least 1 year of experience in working with and supporting community groups, or equivalent experience. You should have proven organisation and project delivery skills, strong people skills, and the ability to work independently and take initiative to solve problems. A full, clean UK driving licence and willingness to travel within the UK, with occasional overnight stays, is also required.

Benefits: We offer a range of benefits including access to confidential advice on mental health and wellbeing, membership to Head Space wellbeing, flexible working hours and TOIL, pension, enhanced sick pay, enhanced maternity policy, and sabbatical policy. If based remotely, we’ll provide you with the essential equipment to be able to work from home, as well as paying for your travel and accommodation for agreed visits to our HQ, events or external meetings.

Application Details: Please submit your CV and cover letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role to [email removed - click apply for more details]. The closing date for applications is 31 March 2024.


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