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Biodiversity and Climate Change Manager Permanent South East Maidstone £42761 - £46601 pa
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Hydrogeologist Permanent Country Ireland (nationwide) £35000 - £40000 pa
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About WaterJobs

We are a specialist job board that focuses on jobs and careers in the sector both in the United Kingdom and globally. Each month we promote hundreds of job postings across a variety of sectors including desalination jobs, flood jobs, hydrology jobs, rainwater harvesting jobs, river jobs, waste jobs, engineering jobs, management jobs and quality jobs.

For Jobseekers

Each month thousands of highly qualified active and passive professionals use our job board as it has been designed to be user friendly and intuitive for the jobseeker to use and provides them with widest choice of suitable vacancies and the best possible functionality. Our job search functionality allows candidates to specify the exact type of role that they are interested in finding out more about as they can narrow their job search criteria by job title, job type, job sector, job category, salary, education level and location. When a candidate registers with WaterJobs they are given access to a free candidate management system. This allows the candidate to upload and edit their CV, set up job alerts by email that immediately notifies them of suitable job opportunities, add jobs to a wish list and track all the applications that they have made to suitable job postings. Furthermore the "Smartsearch" technology that we have developed ensures that job seekers find the exact type of vacancy that they want as well as receiving automatic recommendations on other suitable positions and being able to email suitable job opportunities to friends and colleagues.

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For Employers

Market leading organisations use our job board as an integral part of their candidate attraction strategy as we make the recruitment process quick, easy, and cost effective for them. Furthermore, our tailored recruitment solutions such as featured jobs, featured employers and newsletter sponsorship allow organisations to highlight their employer brand proposition and win the war for talent. The recruiter management system has been designed to be extremely user friendly and gives our clients full control of their recruitment campaign as well as being fully integrated with job posting distribution services such as Broadbean, Idibu and Logic Melon. Clients can easily manage their recruitment process with functionality such as being able to post, edit and delete their job postings. Furthermore, applications to their advertised job postings are sent straight to their inbox meaning that active job seekers can be contacted immediately. Our recruiter management system allows our clients to pre-qualify candidates by asking them to complete several important questions when they apply to their jobs. This information allows them to make a quick judgement call on whom the most suitable candidates are to take to the next stage of the recruitment process.

If you are an employer interested in finding how we can assist with your candidate attraction strategy or if you are looking to advertise your vacancies, please contact us by email at

Water Industry Overview

A career in the expanding water industry presents an opportunity to earn money while protecting the environment in a way that is critical for our health and wellbeing.

A total of 64,700 waster industry professionals are required for the industry by 2029. The water sector goes beyond the water businesses in the UK, with framework contractors, contracted providers, and other specialist trades, such as plumbers working on private water systems. With an annual turnover of approximately £11bn, 67 million citizens and most industries dependent on it, the water industry is a critical part of the UK economy.

The water industry offers the opportunity for a stable, long-term career which enables people to transfer and develop their skills in various roles including:

  • Water Quality Scientist
  • Water Network Inspector
  • Water Metering Surveyor
  • Water Technician
  • Field Engineer
  • Laboratory Sampler
  • Leakage Technical Assistant
  • Treatment Works Controller
  • Network Engineer

Water and wastewater services are a critical part of our society. The water industry is actively exploring ways to be more sustainable in how their services are delivered, with goals for renewable energy generation and carbon reduction, environmental performance and safeguarding our water resources for the future. Thes measures include focusing on reusing water to create a circular economy, reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2030 and minimising the impact of plastic on the environment.

The average salary for a water industry professional in the UK is £32,500 or approximately £16.50 per hour. Entry-level positions start at £25,000, while more experienced water engineers earn more than £47,000.

Water quality technicians and water treatment operators are responsible for treating and processing clean water and wastewater. The daily tasks of these roles involve operating equipment to treat sewage, cleaning tanks and filters, taking readings, monitoring drinking water quality, and ensuring the overall safety and security of water treatment sites.

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