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Project Officer (Part Time)

About Us The Welland Rivers Trust is the only environmental charity dedicated to the River Welland and its tributaries. Our goal is to reconnect people with the natural and cultural heritage of their river, thereby ensuring that it is better valued and protected, and has a positive effect on local communities. Our projects are also delivering vital work to improve the resilience of our water environment in the face of the climate and biodiversity crises. The Role The Welland Rivers Trust is seeking a part-time Project Officer with a passion for the environment and knowledge of ecology and river management. You will support the Project Manager in identifying schemes to develop and manage a wide range of current and future land, habitat, wildlife and water projects in the area. You will work closely with local landowners, farmers, and local authorities, in identifying, developing, and seeking approval for such schemes. As part of this process you will be required to develop and submit applications for project funding from public bodies, water utilities, local authorities and charities. The Candidate will need to demonstrate that they have some knowledge of the following areas: Engaging with those agencies, companies, community representatives and other parties related to the activities of the Trust Experience of presenting concepts and schemes An understanding of grant applications and/​or fund raising A basic understanding of capital works (eg. land drainage schemes or farm buildings) Knowledge of the use of social media in business (Facebook/​Instagram IT skills (Microsoft Office, GIS, website management) Full driving license and access to a car What you can expect: To be available to work on two or three days per week A flexible work pattern, recognising that site visits and meetings with landowners, farmers and others will be required Your work will be valued by the communities and parties that we engage with An office base, centrally located in the catchment, when required Closing date: 14th February 2022 Interview via Zoom or in person in February 2022 For more information and to apply (with a letter of application, two references, and CV), contact: [email protected]​wellandriverstrust.​org.​uk (Ramsay Ross, Chairman Welland Rivers Trust) WRT is committed to the principles of equal opportunity in employment. No agencies please.

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Commercial Development Officer (Tees Angling Passport)

Tees Rivers Trust is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Commercial Development Officer who can develop the Tees Angling Passport scheme by working with local businesses and angling clubs. This post is part of the Fish For Tees programme that has been funded by the National Lottery Green Recovery Challenge Fund. This large project will run until 31st March 2023 and the scope of works includes: marine restoration, intertidal restoration, development of an angling passport and riparian habitat improvements. The role is part-time (20 hours per week) based in the North East of England and has a competitive salary. For further information regarding this role, please contact Judy Power, Project Manager, via: Email: [email protected]​teesriverstrust.​org. Telephone: 07881 271047 Tees Angling Passport Commercial Development Officer – Job Description Tees Angling Passport Commercial Development Officer- Person Specification How to Apply To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to: [email protected]​teesriverstrust.​org Your covering letter should include the name of the post, why you wish to apply for the post, and the qualities and experience that you would bring to the role and the Tees Rivers Trust team. Covering letters should not exceed 1 side of A4. Closing date: The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 4th February 2022. Interviews: Interviews will be held at the Tees Rivers Trust offices in Darlington in a COVID-19 approved space. As part of the interview, you will be required to give a ten minute presentation.

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Natural Capital Advisor

This role will support and supervise the design and delivery of a series of Natural Flood Management schemes, created using a variety of Nature Based Solution options. Early engagement and communication with local landowners and stakeholders will be a key element of this position. You will have a knowledge of working in the natural environment and experience of managing and supervising consultants and contractors to deliver interventions across several sites, with support provided from the WRT in-house Natural Capital delivery teams. Reporting to the Operations Manager you will be encouraged to develop your knowledge and experience of working in the environmental conservation sector with a focus on protecting and enhancing freshwater environments. Your role will be home, office and site-based working at various locations on our catchments throughout the South West, supporting on the delivery of on array of project outputs for the Trust. Job Description: The Natural Capital Advisor will report into the Operations Manager. Responsibilities:Planning and delivery of various natural flood management schemes and other projects utilising Nature Based Solutions outputs.Applying for consents, permits and exemptions required to deliver project work.Supporting landowners with applications to appropriate grant schemes.Attend meetings and engage with other project partners.Working with the Operational Team to deliver work safely and professionally on Natural Capital projects.Engaging with the public and volunteers.Undertake work-based activities independently with support from the team.Person specification. Knowledge and ExperienceExperience of working outdoors in aquatic environments.Experience delivering Natural Flood Management schemes and working with Nature Based Solutions.Experience working and engaging with landowners, stakeholders and the public.Ability to supervise and manage contractors across multiple sites if necessary.Knowledge of tree planting and appropriate species selection and planting densities.Knowledge of Bio-security best practice and environmental awareness.Experience of using various software from the MS Office suite.Experience writing/​drafting reports and other professional documents.Previous environmental contracting and/​or consultancy experience.Experience of working in and around a farming environment. (D)An understanding of working with contracts and agreements. (D)Knowledge of The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (2015) (D)Skills and CompetenciesAbility to follow instructions working as part of a team.Ability to interpret and implement designs.Good communication skills.Ability to plan and deliver project outputs from conception to conclusion with support from other WRT staff.Qualifications/MembershipDegree or equivalent qualification, or experience, in Environmental Conservation, Ecology or similar subject.Professional Membership of an appropriate organisation. (D)The above are Essential criteria unless indicated as Desirable. (D) Closing Date: midnight January 25th 2022 Interview Date: February 2nd 2022. Please submit CV and Covering Letter to https://​hr​.breathehr​.com/​v/nat…

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Project Officer (River & Catchment Restoration)

ORGANISATION AND ROLE OUTLINE The South East Rivers Trust (SERT) is an environmental charity dedicated to achieving healthy river ecosystems for all across the South East of England. The Trust’s mission is to deliver outstanding river ecosystem enhancement through science-based action, collaboration, education and engagement. SERT is a member of the Rivers Trust movement which comprises over 60 local trusts. 0% of rivers in England and Wales are in good overall health – the Rivers Trust aims to change this by using our expertise, data, reach, and knowledge to make our shared vision a reality – healthy rivers valued by all. Do you share this vision too? At SERT, our work includes practical environmental enhancement work, as well as education, engagement and working with different partners to achieve. Our core values are central to all we strive to achieve — bringing positive energy, expertise and specialist knowledge to develop good relationships and to deliver to a high standard to make a real difference to rivers and their catchment areas. Initially offered as a two-year fixed term contract, it is expected that the position will be extended, subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding. This is an exciting opportunity to join and support a growing and dynamic team making a real difference for the environment. Working in the Enhancing Rivers & Catchments Team, you will develop and deliver a portfolio of physical enhancement projects on the ground. The Project Officer role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and knowledgeable individual to build on their existing skills to oversee as well as contribute to all stages of river and catchment enhancement projects, from conception to development, design and physical implementation. Using your freshwater expertise and proven ability, you will proactively lead on medium and smaller scale projects while working closely with other staff, external partners and stakeholders. You will also work with the rest of the team, drawing on the experience of more seasoned staff on larger projects to help your personal career progression and likewise overseeing Assistant Project Officer and imparting your knowledge onto them. Most importantly of all, you will support the whole team, your line manager and the wider organisation as much as you can. KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Developing and Designing Restoration and Enhancement ProjectsFacilitate the development and design of a programme of projects, using sound science and best practice. Lead on both internal and external input of specialist/​technical advice as required for project design (e.g. flood modelling, fish passage options and technical design). Secure all necessary permissions as required, such as environmental consents (e.g. FRAPs), Planning Permission, landowner agreements etc.Develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with partners and stakeholders, working with them to develop projects. Contribute to funding and project management processes as required.Collaborate with other staff in the design and implementation of monitoring programmes to evidence project outcomes.Lead and support on the delivery of a range of enhancement projects, managing colleagues, contractors, volunteers and partners to deliver, as appropriate. Be responsible for engaging and managing contractors where appropriate. Be responsible for Health and Safety compliance, promoting a collaborative approach to ensure successful project outcomes. Where appropriate, support external partner organisations to deliver their own enhancement projects as part of wider restoration plans. Contribute to the Trust’s external communications (e.g. through websites, social media and presentations), profile and good reputation. Support the fundraising and growth processes of the Trust and the rivers trust movement. Mentor Assistant Project Officers where applicable. Other duties as may be appropriate to the positionWe are currently recruiting for a Project Officer and Senior Project Officer. Please assess which role you are best suited to and fill out the relevant Application Form. Those that have previously applied need not apply again. CONDITIONS OF SERVICE Salary: £26,000 – £30,000 (dependent on experience) Contract period: Full time (40 hours per week). One year fixed term contract, with expectation to extend. The appointment will be subject to a six-month probation period. Pension: SERT operates a contributory pension scheme through the Rivers Trust and will pay 9% of salary subject to a 6% employee contribution. Homeworking and vehicle: The Trust’s office has closed due to Covid and will not re-open. Consequently, a new office will be relocated within a central part of the SERT area. It is expected that the position a mix of home and office based, with travel across the SERT area, and so you will need to be able to provide a suitable home working environment. We will provide a laptop and mobile phone. We would prefer the post-holder to be based in the SERT area, but this is not an absolute requirement. A full driving license and access to your own vehicle is required. Annual Leave: Annual leave entitlement is 25 days plus public holidays. APPLICATION PROCESS At SERT we believe in equality of opportunity and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/​civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to better reflecting society and the communities who use, need and enjoy our rivers within our workforce. We welcome requests for flexible working. All applications will be judged solely on merit. Please email the following to [email protected]​southeastriverstrust.​org: a CV (two pages max.), a completed Application Form for the relevant job role that you are applying for. Please download the application form from our website. a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. Please download the form from our website. your salary expectation, where you heard about this position, and when you would be able to start if offered the position. The deadline for applications is 11pm on Sunday 6th February, with interviews taking place on 17th & 18th February. Please get in touch if you are unable to make these dates. If you would like to discuss the position please email [email protected]​southeastriverstrust.​org, with your enquiry and we will arrange to call you back. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — – APPLICANT PRIVACY POLICY When submitting your application to us, it is important you are aware of what will happen to your personal data after the position is filled. Please download and read our Applicant Privacy Notice from the website. 

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Senior Project Officer (River & Catchment Restoration)

ORGANISATION AND ROLE OUTLINE The South East Rivers Trust (SERT) is an environmental charity dedicated to achieving healthy river ecosystems for all across the South East of England. The Trust’s mission is to deliver outstanding river ecosystem enhancement through science-based action, collaboration, education and engagement. SERT is a member of the Rivers Trust movement which comprises over 60 local trusts. 0% of rivers in England and Wales are in good overall health – the Rivers Trust aims to change this by using our expertise, data, reach, and knowledge to make our shared vision a reality – healthy rivers valued by all. Do you share this vision too? At SERT, our work includes practical environmental enhancement work, as well as education, engagement and working with different partners to achieve. Our core values are central to all we strive to achieve — bringing positive energy, expertise and specialist knowledge to develop good relationships and to deliver to a high standard to make a real difference to rivers and their catchment areas. Initially offered as a two-year fixed term contract, it is expected that the position will be extended, subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding. This is an exciting opportunity to join and support a growing and dynamic team making a real difference for the environment. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — – Working in the Enhancing Rivers & Catchments Team, you will be responsible for the development and delivery of a portfolio of physical enhancement projects on the ground. The Senior Project Officer role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and knowledgeable individual to oversee all stages of river and catchment enhancement projects, from conception to development, design and physical implementation. We are particularly keen to broaden our engineering competencies and would be interested to receive applications from candidates with experience in this field, although this is not essential. Using your freshwater expertise and proven ability, you will proactively lead both large and small projects while working closely with other staff, external partners and stakeholders. As a senior member of the team, you will also mentor junior staff, providing guidance and to act as a sounding board’ in order to help them realise their full potential. For the right candidate, there is the possibility of the direct line management of staff. Most importantly of all, you will support the whole team, your line manager and the wider organisation as much as you can. KEY DUTIES Developing and Designing Restoration/​Enhancement ProjectsFacilitate the feasibility and scoping processes of selecting and prioritising enhancement projects for development to delivery stage. Lead the development and design of a programme of projects, using sound science and best practice. Lead and manage both internal and external input of specialist/​technical advice as required. Secure all necessary permissions as required, such as environmental consents (e.g. FRAPs), Planning Permission, landowner agreements etc.Develop and maintain positive and professional relationships with partners and stakeholders. Be responsible for project management and reporting to funders.Lead on a programme of enhancement projects, managing colleagues, contractors, volunteers and partners as required. Be responsible for Health and Safety compliance, promoting a collaborative approach to ensure successful project outcomes. Facilitate external partner organisations to deliver their own enhancement projects as part of wider restoration plans. Collaborate with other staff in the design of monitoring programmes to evidence project out​comes​.Be responsible for budgets and delivery timeline, in line with the wider SERT schedule.Using your experience, mentor junior staff to encourage confidence and independent thinking. Contribute to the Trust’s external communications (e.g. through websites, social media and presentations), profile and good reputation. Support the fundraising and growth processes of the Trust and the Rivers Trust movement. Other duties as may be appropriate to the position. Share your specific areas of expertise by contributing to the Trusts internal capacity building programme.We are currently recruiting for a Project Officer and Senior Project Officer. Please assess which role you are best suited to and fill out the relevant Application Form. Those that have previously applied need not apply again. CONDITIONS OF SERVICE Salary: £30,000 – £35,000 (dependent on experience). A higher salary would be considered for an exceptional candidate. Contract period: Full time (40 hours per week). One year fixed term contract, with expectation to extend. The appointment will be subject to a six-month probation period. Pension: SERT operates a contributory pension scheme through the Rivers Trust and will pay 9% of salary subject to a 6% employee contribution. Homeworking and vehicle: The Trust’s office has closed due to Covid and will not re-open. Consequently, a new office will be relocated within a central part of the SERT area. It is expected that the position a mix of home and office based, with travel across the SERT area, and so you will need to be able to provide a suitable home working environment. We will provide a laptop and mobile phone. We would prefer the post-holder to be based in the SERT area, but this is not an absolute requirement. A full driving license and access to your own vehicle is required. Annual Leave: Annual leave entitlement is 25 days plus public holidays. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — – APPLICATION PROCESS At SERT we believe in equality of opportunity and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/​civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to better reflecting society and the communities who use, need and enjoy our rivers within our workforce. We welcome requests for flexible working. All applications will be judged solely on merit. Please email the following to [email protected]​southeastriverstrust.​org: a CV (two pages max.), a completed Application Form for the relevant job role that you are applying for. Please download the application form from our website. a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. Please download the form from our website. your salary expectation, where you heard about this position, and when you would be able to start if offered the position. The deadline for applications is 11pm on Sunday 6th February, with interviews taking place on 17th & 18th February. Please get in touch if you are unable to make these dates. If you would like to discuss the position please email [email protected]​southeastriverstrust.​org, with your enquiry and we will arrange to call you back. — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — — – APPLICANT PRIVACY POLICY When submitting your application to us, it is important you are aware of what will happen to your personal data after the position is filled. Please download and read our Applicant Privacy Notice from the website. 

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