Conservation & Engagement Officer, Wyre Rivers Trust
The Wyre Rivers Trust is a registered charity that has been in operation for several years for the purpose of improving the ecological status of the river Wyre and its catchment
Founded by 3 Angling clubs and supported by many community groups the Trust has carried out works within the catchment by volunteers and contractors to improve spawning conditions and habitat improvements for the benefit of migratory fish, coarse fish and eels. In 2013 the Wyre Rivers Trust became host of the Wyre Waters Catchment Partnership and begun to deliver works on the catchment scale with a wide range of benefits for the Wyre catchment.
Recently the trust has become more successful in securing funding for a number of projects which will be delivered throughout the Wyre catchment. The projects focus on a wide range of issues which include bio-diversity, water quality, natural flood management, habitat creation and habitat connectivity. The trust is in the midst of creating an integrated catchment plan, for this we require a wide range of engagement activities which will allow us to ensure that we create a document which is representative of all stakeholders within the Wyre Catchment.
Due to its success the Trust now seeks to grow its scope and scale by employing a second member of staff. This will allow it to successfully deliver a number of projects within the timescales that have been agreed with the project funders.
The role will be home based in the north Lancashire area, but the candidate will be expected to work across the catchment and hot-desk at the offices of various partners. The post will report to the Wyre Rivers Trust Programme Manager and Chairman.
REPORTS TO: Trust Chairman Via Programme Manager
HOURS: 37.5 Hours Per Week
LENGTH OF CONTRACT: 12 Months
SALARY: Circa £21,000.00 per annum
To successfully deliver the various aspects of the projects which you are assigned, this includes but is not limited to; working with landowners and to develop working relationships, developing interventions for river and habitat restoration, arranging contractors to deliver certain capital works, managing contractors and volunteers , delivering monitoring and sampling regimes at project sites, reporting the progress of works to the programme manager, Wyre Waters Catchment Partnership and project funders.
The successful candidate will be an exceptional self-starter with a vision and passion for ensuring that greater value is placed on the River Wyre becoming cleaner and healthier environment. They must be a good communicator with a passion for conservation and knowledge of freshwater and estuarine environments. The candidate must also have a good knowledge of river restoration techniques, water safety, a will to develop practical river restoration skills and be comfortable and proficient at working with landowners. The candidate will also be required to deliver detailed monitoring plans and will need to have a good understanding of monitoring techniques, their applications and the analysis of data which is collected.
Please send a completed application form (below) and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for applications: Tuesday, 15th May 2018