Just starting your career or looking for a fresh challenge? Want to deliver fisheries projects in an environment which will enthuse and inspire? We’re now actively seeking talented & motivated individuals who can complement the Countryside Management Consultancy team’s skillset & experience. If you feel you are that person then we’d be delighted to hear from you.




Main responsibilities will include:


  • The responsibility to report and consult on sites both new and existing in our portfolio to Chris and land owner if asked.

  • To be adaptable and willing to be able to work on fish, tree or other work sites when the need of the business dictates.

  • Traveling to base in Berkshire and Hampshire as work dictates and works sites sometimes a few hours away.

  • Writing reports.

  • Supporting recreational angling.

  • Contributing to habitat improvement.

  • Communicating with and advising external bodies, e.g. angling clubs, councils, and fisheries owners.

  • Keeping up to date with legislation and relevant scientific/technical developments.

  • To be flexible with regard to working close to home and away from home.

  • To help and be responsible for the day to day running of a multitude of differing management sites and exclusive sites.




We’ll assess your qualifications, skillset and experience and how this could complement the team. This is a busy and varied role that will see you working with members of the public and doing a wide range of physical and administrative jobs. As a customer facing position, the ideal candidate will require excellent interpersonal skills to deliver superb customer service to all our customers. Holding a multitude of fishery qualifications, tree qualifications or construction qualifications are all advantageous as we are a very multifaceted company. If you are younger than 25 years old then holding a trailer ticket would also be welcomed but is not essential. The successful candidate would be close to the Main base in Reading, Berkshire and willing to work long hours when required. You’ll also need to be flexible as you will be required to work weekends on occasion.  The experience of helping to manage and maintain work sites combined with some tree clearance experience, boat handling, and fishery experience would also be advantageous.


Working hours


  • Fishery workers in the consultancy sector work a 45 - 50 hour week on average, but this can include weekends and evenings.

  • Hours can be flexible depending on workload.

  • Working out-of-office hours may be required if there is a pollution or flooding incident affecting fish stocks.

  • Part-time work is sometimes advertised and may be possible when established within the role.


What to expect


  • The work is a combination of office-based and outdoors, often in or around water, in all weather conditions.

  • Opportunities can also occur to work in other countries, e.g. seasonal fishing management in holiday resorts or work in developing countries.

  • The work is physically demanding, wet and dirty at times, for example in river conservation, conducting surveys of fish stocks or tree clearance works.

  • It is necessary to wear protective clothing and equipment when performing outdoor duties, e.g. life jackets, waders or rubber boots.

  • There may be considerable travel within a working day.

  • Occasional overnight travel within the UK is expected for some work.


Minimum requirements include:


  • Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite essential.

  • Fishery Qualifications are essential.

  • Ability to detail to a customer facing organization or client instructions is essential.

  • Awareness of regulations of fishery practice and industry standards is desirable.

  • Hold the full UK driving license and be willing to obtain your trailer license.




You’ll need to be a motivated individual with a genuine interest in a varied field including but not limited to, fishery, tree and construction projects and possess a strong knowledge and passion in one of the fields, preferably fisheries. You’ll enjoy working hard and being supported, in a busy (but friendly) time pressured environment to meet multiple deadlines. You will be able to work as part of a team and on your own initiative and time. You will need to take professional pride in your work be organised, possess a practical disposition, numerically literate and analytical whilst being able to interpret data, with an attention to detail. Occasional travel to sites across the UK will be required to fulfill this role and be adaptable to overcome problems in the field. To always be courteous and professional when representing the company with good interpersonal skills. Be able to develop professionally and personally within the industry which can be very demanding at times. Have an interest in improving the environment, fish, and fishing on varied work sites. Having a clean driving license is essential for this work.




Any Training is on the job and you will receive an induction and will be required to work a trial period of 3 months in the role. You will initially shadow Chris. Gradually, you will start to take on your own tasks and workload until you become responsible for running the work on a day to day basis either in a small team of 2 or bigger projects with larger teams. Ongoing training can be run internally or externally and will include areas such as first aid, tree qualifications, construction courses, Legislation developments in the relevant UK and EU legislation and health and safety.


THE BENEFITS: The Company will offer the successful candidate a competitive remuneration package, commensurate with the qualifications & experience of the candidate. You will be based in Reading Berkshire where our facility houses the business.


APPLICATIONS: If you are interested in this position, please email your CV & covering letter of introduction.