Project Manager

The Welland Rivers Trust is seeking a Project Manager (entry and graduate level) to develop and manage a wide range of current and future land, habitat, wildlife and water projects in the area. You will report directly to the board of Trustees and be provided with HR and payroll support via the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust at their demonstration farm in Loddington, Leicestershire. You will work closely with local statutory, voluntary and community organisations to deliver current projects and design, develop and manage new opportunities.

The post holder must demonstrate a keen desire to improve the total environment of the Welland catchment and involve communities and agencies in these projects. Good interpersonal and communication skills are vital in engaging all groups from schools and youth organisations from parish to local councils, from the Environment Agency to adjacent Rivers Trusts and Partnerships.

Essential Skills : The candidate will need to demonstrate that they have basic competence and are capable of development in the following areas:

Personnel and team managementProject planning, organisation and delivery in the area of river restoration.budget managementfund raisingreport writingnetworkingEnthusiasm and inspiring others – good at creating and engaging interestwith

IT skills (Microsoft Office, GIS, website management, social media)A passion for the environmentDesirable Skills

Academic training or equivalent practical experience in a related environmental/geographical/biological science preferably in freshwater ecosystemsExperience and knowledge of administration/planning/organisation/delivery of environmental projects including natural flood managementExperience in fundraising processesExperience of working with community groupsClosing date: 6 December 2021

Interview date: 16th - 17th December 2021 (by zoom/videoconference or in person)

For more information and to apply (with a letter of application, references and CV), contact: [email protected] (Dr Richard Spiers, Chairman Welland Rivers Trust)

WRT is committed to the principles of equal opportunity in employment.

No agencies please.


  • Organisation: Welland Rivers Trust
  • Salary: £26,000 - £30,000 (depending on experience) plus penstion
  • Location: Leicestershire
  • Closing date: 6 December 2021
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