Technical Project Manager

The Rivers Trust is leading a step-change in citizen science and community monitoring of our rivers and catchments by developing a multi-stakeholder national Catchment Monitoring Cooperative (CMC). The CMC framework will generate standardised and quality-assured local catchment evidence, which is required to adaptively manage our rivers into the future, fulfilling one of the key aims of The Rivers Trust which is to create ‘thriving rivers and communities’.

Are you an experienced environmental scientist who wants to take on this ambitious and exciting new challenge? You will be responsible for the technical development of the CMC, ensuring that the monitoring methods and support resources are scientifically rigorous and fit for the weight of evidence approach required to support adaptive catchment management.

You will play a lead role in building and demonstrating the CMC framework as part of the Ofwat-funded Catchment Systems Thinking Cooperative (CaSTCo) project. You will draw on the skills and experience of the existing RT technical team, as well as partner organisations and communities, to lead the co-design of a suite of monitoring methods, tools and training resources. You will work closely with the project management and operational support teams in RT and partners to plan and deliver the CaSTCo programme. Working closely with partner organisations in eight demonstrator catchments, you will oversee the development, testing and refinement of the framework, building technical capacity in the project partner organisations and the wider Catchment-Based Approach network.

You will have a strong technical background in environmental data analysis, monitoring and modelling and an appreciation of the role which citizens and communities can play in developing a collaborative evidence base. You will have a proven track record in collaboration and partnership building, with the personal attributes to bring multiple stakeholders together under a shared vision. Further details of the role are contained in the attached job description.

We envisage that this role could be part-time for a seasoned professional looking for an opportunity to pass on their knowledge at the end of their career or a full-time role for an ambitious, technically experienced scientist in their mid-career.

The Rivers Trust is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within our movement, as this is fundamental to achieving our core aims. Applications from diversity candidates are actively encouraged.

The Rivers Trust is a leading environmental charity and the umbrella body of The Rivers Trust movement – you can find out more about the work we do in our most recent annual review.

To apply, you must complete an Application Form, an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and send, with a covering letter showing how you meet the required experience, to [email protected]

Please note that CVs without Application Forms will not be accepted.

Application Closing Date: Monday 6th Dec 2021

Interviews will be held 14th-17th Dec 2021

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  • Organisation: The Rivers Trust
  • Salary: Circa £50k dependent on experience
  • Location: Home-based
  • Closing date: 6 December 2021
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