Farm Advisor (Nature Based Solutions Specialist) – Full time
Fixed-term contract until June 2022 Grade 3, plus benefits including 7% pension
The Westcountry Rivers Trust is an environmental charity that works across the South West to improve our rivers for the benefit of all. We work with EU grants, Water Company funded initiatives and government funding to deliver change both in our rivers and on the land that they drain.
To apply: Send your CV and a one page covering letter clearly marked as applying for the job of Farm Advisor and Nature Based Solutions Specialist to Westcountry Rivers Trust, Rain-Charm House, Kyl Cober Parc, Stoke Climsland, Cornwall PL17 8PH or email to firstname.lastname@example.org – For further information see West Country Rivers Trust.
Submission by: 5pm, Thursday 1st August 2019 We anticipate interviews to take place on Wednesday 7th August
Joining the Land Team at WRT, your role will be to apply your practical and professional knowledge and experience in the Agricultural and Environmental sectors which will combine delivery, development and project management. The focus of the role will be the ‘Connecting the Culm’ (CtC) project – a 3-year partnership project that has been developed to tackle significant challenges faced by the River Culm and its catchment. This project is part of the wider EU funded Interreg 2 Seas Co-Adapt programme, with allied projects being run in Somerset, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. This wider partnership aims to demonstrate how communities can come together to implement nature-based/natural process solutions to climate-change related issues.
The role will require significant time spent in the Culm catchment and the Blackdown Hills AONB office in Hemyock, as well as regular travel to the WRT head office in Cornwall, and potential for occasional overseas travel as part of the Connecting the Culm project team.
Working as an advisor requires a complex suite of skills and experience which includes professional Agri Industry qualifications as well as practical on the ground experience, an ability to engage a diverse audience at all levels, scientific or technical expertise and an approachable and trustworthy personality to allow WRT to build on our presence and reputation locally.
- Work with the project team and partners to develop and implement a co-creation strategy for the catchment to support decision-making in relation to nature based/natural process solution interventions (led by Groundworks).