General Operative

  • Company: Aquamaintain Ltd
  • Closing Date: 01-08-2025
  • Location: Surrey
  • Salary: Starting at £18,000 - £25,000 PA, depend
  • Hours: Permanent
  • Contact Title: General Operative
  • Contact Name: Sara Ellis
  • Contact Email:
  • How to Apply: Email your CV to


Aquamaintain Ltd are seeking a restorer/labourer for assisting in the delivery of on site works including erosion control, aquatic habitat enhancement and fishery management. This is a full time, permanent post. The Company operates nationally and therefore requires its employees to work away from home to fulfil contracts.

This is an ideal opportunity for the professional development of river restoration, aquatic engineering, environmental and fishery management skills within a rapidly moving company.


Aquamaintain Ltd operates throughout the UK providing specialist consultancy and contracting services for the management of freshwater environments and in particular sport fisheries. We work for a multitude of clients including local authorities, charities, government bodies and private individuals. Projects can range from small-scale local restoration and maintenance contracts to nationally important river restoration schemes taking several months to complete. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to develop their understanding and skill of bioengineering, light civil engineering, construction and fishery management. On-going training will be given.


To supply general assistance to the operations teams as directed.


• Assist in the delivery of construction, restoration and maintenance activities

• Assist in fishery management and maintenance activities

• Communicating with other team members and site foreman





Reports directly to Site Forman, Project Manager/Engineer & Operations Manager.

Due to the varied nature of the role and tasks involved, close liaison with other members of the teams is essential.


Assist with the on site delivery of restoration schemes, fishery management and maintenance activities. Tasks include;

• Bioengineering (faggoting, hazel spiling brushwood revetments)

• Light civil engineering and construction (groundwork, swim building, piling, bridge construction, culvert and headwall installation)

• Landscaping (footpaths, hard standings, bank re-profiling)

• Product installation (floating reed beds, fish refuges, coir)

• Pond construction

• Dredging

• Planting

• Fencing

• Weed cutting

• Seine netting and electrofishing

• Fish husbandry

• Tree work


• A fishery management qualification, ideally a first degree or equivalent practical experience

• Have an understanding of ecology, construction and engineering, fishery management and river restoration

• Experience of working on construction sites and with site health and safety procedures (preferred but not essential as onsite training will be given)

• Experience of operating plant, tools and machinery (preferred but not essential as onsite training will be given)

• Be competent in the use of seine nets and electrofishing equipment

• Working knowledge of MS Office suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

• Must be physically fit and able to swim

• Based locally or willing to relocate

• Good time keeper

• Full clean driving licence





Salary: Starting at £18,000 - £25,000 PA, depending on experience.

Benefits: Pension, fuel allowance.

Probationary period: 6 months.


Please email a CV and covering letter to: or by post to Aquamaintain Ltd, Unit 1 E - Lake View Fishery, Old Hollow, Worth, West Sussex, RH10 4 TA