Aether is recruiting for Assistant Consultants

16 March 2021

We are looking for highly numerate graduates, preferably with a knowledge of air quality and climate change. We value pro-active staff who are well organised, show attention to detail, and exude a passion for skill development and continued learning.

Job Summary:

Successful applicants will contribute to a wide-ranging project portfolio across Aether, as well as business development tasks. The postholders will spend most of their time working on technical projects, undertaking data handling/processing, desk-based research, and presenting/discussing the results with the project managers. Contributions to other project areas such as report writing, presentations and meetings with customers can also be expected, as well as some administrative tasks.

Required Skills:

  • A 1st or 2:1 degree in a relevant scientific subject (and preferably qualified at Masters level);
  • Excellent numerical and data handling skills within MS Excel are essential;
  • Good organisational skills, and the ability to work on simultaneous tasks;
  • Fluent English is essential, proficiency in Spanish or French language would be advantageous;
  • A high standard of report writing, and good interpersonal skills

An understanding of air pollution and/or greenhouse gases would be particularly advantageous, but is not essential. Experience of using GIS, R, and/or other statistical and data visualisation software packages would be beneficial.

Working for Aether:

Aether is committed to bringing the best technical knowledge and data management to deliver high quality services and enable our customers to make good decisions. We have a strong company ethos, which ensures that we are open and transparent with our customers and build long-term relationships.

We have a dynamic and supportive working environment, and welcome individuals who demonstrate a positive attitude to new challenges. Aether Directors actively support a healthy work-life balance for our staff. We operate as a carbon neutral company and financially incentivise staff to choose low carbon travel options.

Benefits:

Aether offers an attractive remuneration and benefits package including:

Attractive salaries, dependent on experience
Annual leave, 32 days (bank holidays included)
Environmental leave: Up to three days per year volunteering for environmental good causes
Low carbon travel scheme: Financial incentives for selecting low carbon travel

The working hours:

We offer flexibility around the normal working hours of 09:00 to 17:30 Monday to Friday.

The position is based at Aether’s Oxford office (subject to COVID-19 requirements and our own COVID-safe procedures), but we also support remote working options.

Application: Please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in this role and how your previous experience would bring benefits to Aether. Send it to: recruit@aether-uk.com All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. The application deadline is the 9th April 2021.

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“Aether delivered training workshops and generated learning materials for our SSN members, providing technical content in a manageable and comprehendible format. We particularly benefitted from their extensive knowledge and ability to interpret the needs of our members into the training materials.”

Jennifer Anderson, Sustainable Scotland Network

“Saint Lucia embraces the professional approach with which this project was undertaken by Aether, particularly their ability to develop mentorship relations with local government experts. This provides a basis for ensuring that the pool of local experts remain engaged and recognized over successive processes.”

Annette Rattigan-Leo, Chief Sustainable Development and Environment Officer

“It is always an absolute pleasure working with Aether. I always know what is expected of me. Their work ethic is of a very high standard and projects are always handled in a very professional manner. I have learnt many skills in terms of project management, quality control and workshop training styles from Aether and I hope to carry these principles forward in my own work. I look forward to collaborating with Aether more in the future.”

Luanne Stevens, Gondwana

“Both the face-to-face training and the online version have been of high quality, with dynamic methods and a practical orientation that have allowed students to reach a solid knowledge base. The products have been delivered within the stipulated deadlines with an excellent quality and the team has always shown willingness to make adjustments according to the requirements of CONAF. We are very satisfied with the work. ”

Javier Cano Martín, Professional Unit for Climate Change and Environmental Services, CONAF (National Forestry Corporation), Chile

“I must congratulate each of you for your professional and tireless efforts. Let me point out that this has been the 'neatest' in-country review expert review team I have coordinated, and it has been a real pleasure.”

UNFCCC Secretariat

“Chris was excellent to work with and always very pro active in making suggestions, taking work forward and applying his considerable technical knowledge in effective ways.”

Robert Vaughan, Defra Air Quality Team

“The Aether team were a joy to work with and I would recommend the consultancy - the service provided throughout the process was exceptional.”

Clare Bayley, Defra

“If we have a need for any more reports in the future Aether will be first on my list.”

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“A heartfelt thank you to all the Aether team for this very comprehensive review – this is certainly turning out to be one of the most beneficial capacity building projects I have ever been involved in.”

Saviour Vassallo, Senior Environment Protection Officer, Malta Resources Authority

“The Aether team were a joy to work with and I would recommend the consultancy - the service provided throughout the process was exceptional. Where there were problems, they provided solutions. The team were working to very short time scales but were able to deliver a high quality piece of work within the specified time frame.”

Sefton Council - for the Merseyside Atmospheric Emissions Inventory

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