Transformation 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 catchment evidence, which is required to adaptively manage our water environment to become more resilient into the future, fulfilling one of the key aims of The Rivers Trust, which is to create ‘thriving rivers and communities’.

Are you a project manager with experience in transformational projects, excellent organisational and relationship management skills, who wants to take on this ambitious and exciting new challenge?

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 be responsible for overseeing day-to-day governance, management, delivery and tracking of this transformational project, ensuring that all agreed deliverables are met according to time/cost/quality.

You will be involved in the executive and technical decision-making process, by working closely with the project sponsor and technical leads to support The Rivers Trust and partner organisations to develop a detailed plan for the CaSTCo project, defining key priorities within the plan to achieve required goals. You will also be responsible for reporting on project progress, benefits, risks and actions.

You will have a strong project management background, with a proven track in transformational and improvement projects, as well as relationship and organisational management, able 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 would suit a dynamic individual, with a positive attitude, flexible approach and effective communication skills, able to function well in a pressurised environment.

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, North West of England
  • Closing date: 6 December 2021
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