Communications & Marketing Officer
The Communications & Marketing Officer is a part-time role responsible for delivering the Unlocking the Severn Communications & Marketing Plan. This work forms part of the project’s Activity Programme for community engagement. The Communications & Marketing Officer will lead campaigns to raise awareness of project partners and funders reaching around 20 million people, as well as encouraging deeper engagement and involvement in participatory activities.
Part time, 22.5 hours over 3 days per week. This is a 3 year project offering a 3 year fixed term contract.
Unlocking the Severn is a large and ambitious £20m river restoration programme led by Canal & River Trust, delivered in partnership with Severn Rivers Trust, the Environment Agency and Natural England. It will run from 2018 to 2021 with major funding grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund and EU LIFE Programme.
The project is based around capital works to remove historic barriers at six weir sites on the River Severn and its main tributary the Teme. The courageous shad (a herring species) will return to the upper reaches of the river and spawn and flourish in large numbers once more. We will open 253km of river for migrating fish, and work toward a sustainable future for the United Kingdom’s longest river.
Our Activity Plan for community engagement has been designed so that local residents, people who use and visit the river recreationally, and a range of new audiences will participate in memorable and unusual learning experiences to celebrate this magnificent force of nature its fascinating histories and remarkable array of wildlife. They will be supported to continue its protection for years to come.