‘Source to Tap’ Project Officer (Maternity Cover)
Reports to: All-Ireland Director
Responsible for: Liaising with landowners in the River Derg catchment to undertake water management planning on farms and administer the Source to Tap pilot Land Incentive Scheme and deliver the projects community engagement and education initiatives in the Erne and Derg river catchments.
Location: Enniskillen, County Fermanagh (Home working allowed)
Salary: £23,090 – 25,977 plus Pension. Commensurate with skills and experience.
Contract: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Fixed-term contract (ending 20th August 2021)
Extension possible/permanent, subject to funding
Are you passionate about rivers, water and the environment? Do you have a farming background or experience in working with farmers and the community to protect rivers? Do you recognise the benefits of partnership working?
The Rivers Trust is recruiting a Project Officer (Maternity Cover) to deliver a programme of works in the Source to Tap Project (www.sourcetotap.eu) aimed at reducing and avoiding pesticide and sediment pollution from farms in the River Derg catchment; as well as delivering community engagement and education initiatives in the Erne and Derg river catchments. The project aims to inform catchment management in designated drinking water catchments across the island of Ireland through the development of a Sustainable Catchment Area Management Plan (SCAMP).
Working alongside the project’s partners, Northern Ireland Water, Irish Water/Uisca Éireann, Agri-Food and Bioscience Institute, University of Ulster and East Border Region, the successful candidate will be required to deliver a range of activities and initiatives including:
- farm surveys and administration of the Source to Tap pilot Land Incentive Scheme
- working with the public to develop a vision for the future of their freshwater environment and identify actions required to protect freshwater and,
- the delivery of a school and community education and awareness raising programme on the importance of a clean water environment.
All of these activities will be delivered in close partnership with the cross-border Project team.
This post is funded by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body and is co-financed by the Department for Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs (DAERA) in Northern Ireland and the Department for Housing, Planning and Local Government (DHPLG) in Ireland.
To apply, please download the job description and complete the application form below. The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 16th November 2020 at 4:00pm, with interviews taking place (most likely via Zoom) on Monday 23rd and Tuesday 24th November 2020.
The Source to Tap project has been supported by the European Union’s INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.