Technical role supporting Invasive Weed Control Group

The success and growth of the Invasive Weed Control Group (IWCG) of the PCA has resulted in the need to create an exciting new role within the technical team. We are now looking for an enthusiastic and energetic candidate to fill a new technical role to support the Invasive Weed Control Group sector of membership.

The role

Working in support of the Invasive Weed Control Group sector of the Associations membership and activities, and primarily focused on supporting the growth and development of members who specialise in this work.

The position will require the successful candidate to:-

  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with PCA members, specifiers and legislators
  • Support recruitment of new members to the IWCG
  • Deliver quality control and member verification
  • Coordinate the development of technical standards and industry best practice
  • Provide support and information to members and consumers
  • Assist in the development of industry training and certification
  • Contribute to regular editorial and public relations together with the promotion of member services

The ideal candidate will have a good practical and theoretical knowledge of non-native invasive weeds which are of commercial significance in the UK. They may have experience as a biologist, contractor or consultant working to control the management of invasive plants.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, the successful candidate will have the ability to learn and impart knowledge, work as part of a small close-knit team and will possess excellent communication skills.

The Association is based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and although being located close to the office may be beneficial it is not essential. Travel and the occasional nights away from home are inevitable given the duties of the role. A full UK diving licence is essential.

A generous salary and benefits package is offered which will be dependent on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.


To Apply

We will be happy to hear from individuals who may consider applying for the post and would like further information. Please contact Sue Uttridge on 01480 400001 for an informal discussion.

Applicants should submit their CV, supported by a covering letter, to Sue Uttridge at or by mail to the PCA registered office in Huntingdon.

Applications should be submitted to the PCA office by 31st January 2018.