River Tees Estuary Project Manager – Tees Rivers Trust
Wanted – Hands on marine ecology professional with project management experience, ambition, drive, an eye for detail. Do you have a passion for nature and biodiversity? Do you enjoy challenging, practical outdoor work that will benefit the environment and local communities? If so, this role may be perfect for you!
The Tees Rivers Trust: who are we?
As a registered charity in England and Wales, the Tees Rivers Trust is committed to protect, conserve, rehabilitate, and improve the River Tees and its tributaries throughout the Tees catchment. Like all Rivers Trusts around the UK, we are predominantly a ‘feet wet’ organisation, meaning we get outdoors to see what’s going on and undertake practical work to improve the environment. Our work is varied and covers the whole of the catchment, from Cross Fell to the North Sea, with our key areas of work focusing on research, education, practical habitat improvements and nature restoration. The Tees Rivers Trust offers a competitive salary, training opportunities, flexible working conditions and a place in a small, dynamic team. To find out more about our work, check out our website and social media platforms: Website: teesriverstrust.org Facebook: @theteesriverstrust Twitter: @teesriverstrust Instagram: @teesriverstrust
The Tees Estuary IMMERSE Project is a 4 year project with 1 year left to run and is funded by the EU INTERREG Programme. It aims to address the issue of coastal squeeze on this heavily modified estuary, through the creation of intertidal habitat at a pilot site on the banks of the river. The project will also explore the feasibility of co-locating a mariculture enterprise within the Tees Bay Windfarm. The associated report will look at potentially costs and benefits of such a project and assess what changes will need to take place to see the enterprise thrive
The Project Manager role will require you to work closely with project partners, Tees River staff and volunteers to deliver the project outcomes. As part of your responsibilities, you will co-ordinate contractors to implement a programme of capital funded works to create intertidal habitat along the banks of the Tees whilst also completing update reports and submitting claims for the project. You will also be required to complete a feasibility study into the possibility of a mariculture enterprise within the footprint of the Teesside windfarm and lead on a seagrass restoration project within the Tees Estuary.
Proficient in the use of social media, you will help to lead on an innovative approach to build support and capacity for the project, as well as raising awareness about the work of Tees Rivers Trust. Experience of working in estuarine habitats with a wide range of stakeholders is essential as is an ability to build strong working relationships with external partners and understand political sensitivities. You will also be proficient in the use of GIS, in particular Arc GIS Pro, as the job will require you to regularly update the Trust’s mapping information.
The role requires common sense, a practical approach and creative problem solving. You will be comfortable working unsupervised and will be expected to evaluate risk sensibly and act accordingly. The post holder will be required to work from home and at outdoor sites throughout the Tees catchment. However, some access to the Trust’s offices will be available. The Trust operates a 40 hour working week. The post holder must be prepared to work some evenings and weekends as required. The post holder will occasionally be expected to help with other Trust work as and when required.
If you would like to apply for this role, please download the application documents. If you would like to discuss this role, please contact Ben Lamb on 07900 650371.