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Catchment Partnership Officer

Don Catchment Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency are co-hosts of the Don & Rother Catchment Partnership. We call our partnership the Don, Dearne & Rother Network’. The Don, Dearne & Rother Network brings together groups and organisations that work on improving the rivers of our catchment. We work towards the Catchment Based Approach’ and our vision is for Healthy, Resilient Rivers for Nature and People’. The Catchment Partnership Officer will be employed by Don Catchment Rivers Trust. We are looking for an individual who excels at forging partnerships and creating shared visions for organisations to collaborate on. The role is an excellent opportunity for someone to contribute and shape the continuing recovery of our catchments rivers. At Don Catchment Rivers Trust you will find a supportive, friendly team, and you will also work closely with the Environment Agency’s Catchment Co-ordinator. There are opportunities and resources in the role for professional development. The role is currently carried out in approximately one day per week, but owing to recent funding investment and capacity building at the Trust, the role has been expanded to 32 hours per week, and we are looking to build and improve upon what the Network delivers. For more information about the Don, Dearne and Rother Network: https://​don​dearner​oth​er​.org/ For more information about the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA):https://catchmentbasedapproach… Find the full job specification ont the link below or visit the DCRT website for an application form. Key Dates: Applications to be received by: Noon on Wednesday 29/​09/​2021 Interviews will be held on: 14/​10/​2021 Contact: For any queries on an informal conversation about the role, please contact Rachel Walker on 07825 706611

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Fish for Tees Oyster and Seagrass Project Officer

Tees Rivers Trust is looking for two enthusiastic and motivated Seagrass and Oyster Project Officers to join our dynamic team who can work on the reintroduction of native oysters and seagrass meadows in the Tees Estuary. These posts are 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 roles are one 1.0 FTE and one 0.5FTE based in the North East of England and have a competitive salary. For further information regarding these roles, please contact Judy Power, Project Manager, via: [email protected]​teesriverstrust.​org. Telephone: 07881 271047. 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 24th September 2021. Interviews: Interviews will be held week beginning 4th October 2021 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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Fish for Tees Angling Passport Officer

Tees Rivers Trust is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Angling Passport 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 full-time 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 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 24th September 2021. Interviews: Interviews will be held week beginning 4th October 2021 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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Treasurer

Are you interested in the environment? Do you have a background in business accountancy and finance? Would you be interested in volunteering your skills and time to improve and sustain the River Eden and its catchment, as a trustee of Eden Rivers Trust? We are looking to appoint a Trustee to join the Board of Eden Rivers Trust and hold the role of Treasurer. This is an honorary role (volunteer role) and is not accompanied by any financial remuneration, except reasonable out of pocket expenses. About us We’re Eden Rivers Trust – the only conservation charity standing up for Eden’s rivers; changing the way they are protected, enhanced and used so that people and nature in Cumbria can thrive. We work in partnership with organisations and local communities, changing the conversation and inspiring and empowering others to breathe new life into our rivers. Together, we’re finding better ways to ensure that Eden’s rivers can support a brighter future for all. We’re rethinking rivers for good. How to apply Download the role description for Treasurer to the Board of Trustees (PDF). If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a CV and covering letter to the Chair of trustees at [email protected]​edenrt.​org (subject heading ERT TREASURER) before Wednesday 6th October. Any questions can also be sent to that address. Interviews will take place later in October in Penrith. For an informal discussion about this volunteer role, please contact Elizabeth Radford, CEO on 01768 866788.

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Senior Farm Advisor

We are recruiting for a Senior Farm Advisor in our Land Team. This is a full time role (37.5 hours per week) with a salary between £26,000 and £30,000 (dependent on experience) plus benefits including 9% pension. Established in 1994, the Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) is a registered Charity dedicated to improving the region’s water environment. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to work for Westcountry Rivers Trust, a dynamic and aspirational organisation at the forefront of environmental thinking and practical conservation in the UK today We are looking for someone with a natural appreciation and interest in the environment, farming and ecology, along with strong interpersonal skills, practical experience and scientific or technical expertise to join our team. Your practical knowledge and experience in the Agricultural and/​or Environmental sectors and in farm/​landowner engagement, will enable you to identify and develop opportunities at farm and catchment level that will contribute to improving the region’s water environment. The role will initially be focused on delivering the CPES (Channel Payments for Ecosystem Service) Project until Spring 2022 before moving on to deliver other projects. Please submit your CV and Covering Letter to https://​hr​.breathehr​.com/​v​/​s​e​n​i​o​r​-​f​a​r​m​-​a​d​v​i​s​o​r​-​16898 by midnight 26th September 2021. Job Description: Responsibilities: Proactively develop leads and contacts to build on WRT existing coverage across the catchments to raise awareness of projects and build opportunities for project delivery.Identify, and raise awareness of, opportunities which are available through WRT eg. Grants, Countryside Stewardship, ELMS, Woodland creation grants, Environmental Offsetting interests etc. Develop and deliver tailored farm advice, plans, reports or events as part of a programme of water and land management improve​ments​.To work effectively to meet project deliverables, targets and dead​lines​.To proactively identify and develop new opportunities and areas of work.Undertake surveys, monitoring (eg. water quality, soil or nutrient) and analysis.Mentor junior colleagues and share knowledge throughout the Trust.Co-ordinate and attend and contribute to relevant meetings, workshops or stakeholder groups to achieve Project aims and to share best practice, raise awareness and promote WRTs role.You may be asked to take on other relevant duties as appropriate inc. writing bids or tenders and working across different projects.This role requires regular local travel within the catchment, local area, WRT office and meetings.Person specification Knowledge and Experience Appropriate qualification or equivalent work experience in an Agricultural or conservation/​farming/​environmental related discipline.Knowledge of agricultural practices.Knowledge of current and emerging Agri-Environment schemes.Experience and/​or knowledge of catchment-scale approaches and processes and familiar with concepts of Ecosystem Services. Knowledge and competent in using in Microsoft Office applications.FACTS/BASIS Soil and Water Qualifications (Desirable)Experience of delivering farm advice or interventions to bring about catchment improvements (Desirable). Skills and Competencies A proactive approach and evidence of using own initiative with effective problem-solving skills.Adaptable and organised in prioritising workload, managing conflicting demands and working effectively to deadlines with minimum supervision.The ability to foster and maintain successful working relationships with colleagues and contacts and negotiate outcomes.Self-motivated and organised, able to work to deadlines or under pressure. Accuracy and attention to detail with report writing, data capture and record keeping.Ability to develop and maintain good working relations with internal staff and external stakeholders.The ability to present project outcomes to stakeholders and partners.The above are Essential criteria unless indicated as Desirable Please note this role will require the ability to travel regularly and to remote sites. 

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Woodland Officer

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 three 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. More 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 biodiversity, water quality, natural flood management, habitat creation and habitat connectivity. The Trust has recently created its integrated catchment plan, which contains a comprehensive list of priorities within the Wyre catchment, these have been reviewed and agreed by our partners. It is expected that in their day-to-day role the Woodland Officer will support the delivery of this plan, identification of new woodland priorities, development of a woodland creation plan for the Wyre catchment which will help support the return of natural processes to the watercourses of the Wyre catchment. The role will also focus upon the delivery of collaborative projects to increase woodland cover across the Wyre catchment and Lancashire. Due to its success, the Trust now seeks to grow its scope and scale by employing a fifth member of staff to develop, deliver and monitor its project delivery. The delivery of woodland creation across the Wyre is seen as one of the crucial mechanisms to ensure that the Wyre catchment is more resilient in the face of climate breakdown. 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 General Manager and Chairman. See the full job description and application form attached below. Please send a completed application form (below) and a covering letter to [email protected]​wyreriverstrust.​org Closing date for applications: Friday 15th October 2021 

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Thames Community Eel Officer (Brent and Ravensbourne)

Full Time position until end of March 2022, salary £24,000 pro rata, immediate start preferable and flexible working opportunities available. This is an exciting opportunity to make practical use of evidence collected during citizen science river surveys to create new plans to assist eel migration. Working with project partners, you will develop a fish migration vision’ for the Brent and Ravensbourne river catchments, present this work to stakeholders and work with Thames21’s Catchment Partnership Team to link into local delivery priorities. This short, highly focussed role will broaden project experience and provide the satisfaction of utilising data to make a tangible difference to rivers and biodiversity. Thames21 is an environmental charity dedicated to achieving healthy, resilient rivers at the heart of community life in the Thames Basin. We are a member of the Rivers Trust network comprised of over 60 local trusts. This role will work in partnership with three other Rivers Trusts (Thames Rivers Trust, Action for the River Kennet, South East Rivers Trust) to deliver the Thames Catchment Community Eels Project, led by Thames Rivers Trust and funded by Defra’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. Using stakeholder input you will develop a fish migration vision’ for the Brent and Ravensbourne including develop opportunities for further practical projects — such as weir removals, installation of eel passes and eel traps. Furthermore, you will support the refinement of the ObstacEELS roll out to new catchments across the Thames catchment. You will also aim to raise the profile of the European eel through the community engagement programme including delivering presentations, talks, leading riverbank walks and in-channel wading. Please download the full job description and email a completed application form to Michael Heath: michael.​[email protected]​thames21.​org.​uk

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