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Upstream Thinking Project Officer

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, government funding and charitable grants to deliver change both in our rivers and on the land that they drain. The Trust has a team of qualified Farm Advisors who work closely with the farming community, build relationships and achieve positive environmental change on the ground through a combination of advice, support, interventions and grant funding for farmers in the Westcountry. WRT are seeking an organised and efficient administrator to support the management, documentation and reporting of project outcomes whilst working closely with the team. The successful candidate will bring strong organisational skills and experience to the team to support their delivery on the ground, and to ensure timely and thorough project reporting. The Trust has a wide and growing range of projects, with core reporting requirements and deadlines which present growing administration demands. The role will support these for efficiency and consistency. This role will contribute to the effective delivery of our Upstream Thinking Project and will support the UST Project Manager and Farm Advisors by taking the lead on the full range of UST project administration tasks and processes. Apply by midnight Wednesday 27th October 2021 by CV and Covering Letter here. Interviews will be held online via Microsoft Teams. For queries about this role or the application process please contact [email protected]​wrt.​org.​uk. Main Tasks To take responsibility for the project administration of the UST Project including responsibility for regular and ongoing collection, recording and reporting of tasks.Support with drafting contracts and legal administration related to farm intervention works, including proof reading and quality assurance to ensure consistency and accuracy of project documentation.Checking invoices, costings on proformas and financial information from suppliers and in preparation for grant sign off. To maintain, interrogate and regularly update databases, deliverables, budget or activity logs and extracting information for report​ing​.To assist with organising and attending events, meetings, workshops and associated dissemination of material and minutes.Prepare essential project related paperwork and assist with the drafting of reports and collation of material and data​.To build positive relationships and liaise regularly with colleagues and external partners or organ​isa​tions​.To continuously develop and improve our project administration processes and ensure that they are fit for purpose. To attend formal and informal training and develop relevant knowledge and skills (CPD) as appropriate.May be assigned to commercial projects or other catchment projects as required and may be required to carry out other duties from time to time commensurate with the level of the post. Maintain appropriate confidentiality of information relating to WRT and its employees and maintain compliance with the UK GDPR.Skills and Experience Formal education to at least Level 2 (GCSE Maths and English to grade C, or equivalent) Experience of working in an administration role in a multi-task environment.Outstanding administration skills with a desire to continually improve and streamline processes. A proactive approach and ability to use initiative and problem solve.The ability to work accurately with a high attention to detail.The ability to work to manage your own workload and meet deadlines.Strong written communication skills (able to compose letters and emails and deal effectively with telephone and video calls). Effective oral communication with the ability to build positive working relationships.Demonstrable experience of working with MS Office suite especially Word and Excel, Demonstrable experience of creating and maintaining databases and reporting.The ability to deal with confidential information appropriately.Advantageous but not essential Experience of working in a project administration role.Experience of working with financial information.Knowledge of Land Registry and legal documentation associated with land managementProof reading experience and/​or qualificationExperience or working knowledge in the farming or environmental sectors.There will be the opportunity to work from home in this role and work flexible hours. Hours: Part time position of 30 hours per week (can be worked flexibly) There may be an occasional requirement to travel to sites in the Westcountry.

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PhD opportunity: Monitoring the Impact of Green Infrastructure using Citizen Science in Urban and Rural Catchments

ONE Planet offers a cohort-based doctoral training partnership at Newcastle and Northumbria Universities. The Natural and Environmental Research Council (NERC) funds the partnership. For more information, click here. Urban and rural environments face a range of pressures and impacts as a result of extreme weather events, including flooding, which are projected to increase in frequency and severity with climate change. Green infrastructure (GI) measures, such as sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) and natural flood management (NFM), are being used across the UK and internationally as a result. Although GI techniques have the potential to offer multiple benefits, the evidence-base is still inadequate as interactions are complex, preventing widespread uptake [1]. Citizen Science (CS) has enabled the general public to work alongside scientists and researchers to co-produce new knowledge across a range of environmental disciplines. This participatory approach has been implemented in the water management sector, and policy frameworks welcome the involvement of communities [2,3]. However robust monitoring methods are yet to be developed. This cross-disciplinary project aims to co-develop, test and evaluate a GI orientated CS monitoring toolkit which uses a range of cost-effective and innovative techniques. Working in various community settings for comparison, the monitoring programme will provide evidence associated with the value of CS (as a monitoring technique) and report on the effectiveness and maintenance of various GI measures investigated. The candidate will work alongside the National Green Infrastructure Facility (NGIF), Northumbria University, Tyne Rivers Trust (TRT) and urban and rural community groups across the NE of England. A variety of desk-based, stakeholder engagement and hydrometric fieldwork techniques are envisaged, will expand on previous projects such as the Haltwhistle Burn and My Tyne, and will have access to NGIF’s laboratory. The candidate will benefit from an exciting training package, including opportunities and networking offered through partners. This PhD will specifically develop fieldwork, engagement, participatory, citizen science, water management and data visualisation skills which are crucial in today’s water and climate change sector. 1 Walsh et al. (2015) Putting green infrastructure to the test for urban catchments; 2 Buytaert et al.(2014) https://​doi​.org/​10​.​3389​/​feart.…; 3 Starkey et al. (2017)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhyd…

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Farming and Conservation Manager

Looking for your next farming or conservation management challenge? We’re looking for an experienced conservationist or farm adviser to work at the cutting edge of future farming. This role is a rare opportunity to join a river conservation charity with a strong track record in water-friendly farming to: Lead on the local delivery of the high profile national pilot scheme, Woodlands for Water (Riverscapes Partnership/​Defra), and Work with farmers and farmer cluster groups to develop ERT’s water-friendly farming offer in the catchment and support with shaping the future of the Environment Land Management Scheme (ELMS) through our Defra funded programmes. You will have experience in facilitating farm cluster groups, excellent knowledge of riparian woodland planting schemes and management experience. You will be confident working independently as well as leading a small team and are motivated by the opportunities that will emerge through ELMS to help direct farmers and landowners in the Eden Valley. Your knowledge and experience of advising farmers on agri-environment schemes is a given. We’re looking for someone who is already looking to the future of farming — keeping up to date with the changes in farm funding, able to provide best practice advice to landowners on water-friendly farming practices and identify the value of their natural capital assets, as well as helping to secure tree planting incentives as part of Woodlands for Water. Why join us? Eden Rivers Trust is based in Penrith (in the stunning Eden Valley), within walking distance of the train station and the West Coast Mainline connecting Cumbria with Scotland and the rest of England. Farming is a key part of the economic, social and cultural identity of the Eden Valley with 95% of the land devoted to agriculture. From iconic upland fells to lush lowland valleys, an abundance of small family farms as well as a few larger landowners can be found here operating a variety of farm businesses. For the last 25 years, river conservation charity, Eden Rivers Trust has been the local champion of Eden’s rivers, working with farmers and landowners to deliver environmental improvements at a landscape scale, particularly in water quality, natural flood management, habitat quality and connectivity. Our innovative education and community programmes that connect people with rivers is an integral part of our conservation work. How to apply Please visit the Eden Rivers Trust website for more information about this exciting role/​to download the application form: https://​eden​river​strust​.org​.uk… Closing date: 9 am, Friday 21 January 2022. For an informal conversation about the role, please call Michael Rogers (Head of Conservation) or Andy Dyer (Senior Farming and Conservation Manager) on 01768 866788.

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Catchment Project Manager

We are Tyne Rivers Trust, the only environmental charity dedicated to looking after the iconic Tyne and its tributaries. We work to improve our rivers through education, reducing pollution and practical conservation. The Tyne Rivers and its tributaries flow through the picturesque semi-rural counties of Cumbria, Durham and Northumberland. A mixture of beautiful wide-open spaces, species-rich ravines and fascinating industrial heritage that follows the UNESCO World Heritage listed Hadrian’s Wall to the urban conurbations of Newcastle and Gateshead. The global pandemic, COP26 and recent storms have highlighted the importance of our environment and how we chose to live within it. Our work is increasingly recognised for its crucial role and we are now in a position to grow our team to deliver practical water quality and habitat improvement work that directly contributes to climate change resilience and increasing wellbeing for all within the catchment. This an exciting chance to use your skills, experience and passion to help us carry out this vital work as well as the opportunity to contribute to our consultancy business, River Catchment Services. Our most important asset is our people and we want to recruit the best. You will be joining a friendly and committed team of experts who are passionate about improving the Tyne rivers. The Role – Catchment Project Manager An opportunity to join an enthusiastic, dynamic team, working with the local community and key partners at the sub-catchment scale. Our current projects cover rural and urban challenges including; natural flood management, fisheries improvements, innovative changes to land management and awareness raising of what individuals can do. Working with all sectors of the community to educate and share best practice is key. The main focus of the role will be to pick up existing catchment projects and drive them forward whilst developing new long-term opportunities working with the Tyne Rivers Trust team and Tyne Catchment Partnership. For full information and how to apply, please download the job description.

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Project Manager

The Welland Rivers Trust is seeking a Project Manager (graduate level) to develop and manage a wide range of current and future land, habitat, wildlife and water projects in the area. You will report directly to the board of Trustees and be provided with HR and payroll support via the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust at their demonstration farm in Loddington, Leicestershire. You will work closely with local statutory, voluntary and community organisations to deliver current projects and design, develop and manage new opportunities. The post holder must demonstrate a keen desire to improve the total environment of the Welland catchment and involve communities and agencies in these projects. Good interpersonal and communication skills are vital in engaging all groups from schools and youth organisations from parish to local councils, from the Environment Agency to adjacent Rivers Trusts and Partnerships. Essential Skills : The candidate will need to demonstrate that they have basic competence and are capable of development in the following areas: Project planning, organisation and delivery in the area of river restoration. Management of a small group of people Engaging with agencies, companies, community representatives and other parties related to the activities of the Trust Budget management Grant applications and fund raising Report writing Together with IT skills (Microsoft Office, GIS, website management, social media) Full driving license and access to a car Eligibility to work in the UK if a foreign national Desirable Skills Academic training or equivalent practical experience in a related environmental/​geographical/​biological science preferably in freshwater ecosystems Experience and knowledge of administration/​planning/​organisation/​delivery of environmental projects including natural flood management Experience in fundraising processes Experience of working with community groups Please note that this is a practical role in project delivery and management and not a research /​academic post. Closing date: Sunday 23rd January 2022 For more information and to apply (with a letter of application, 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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Programme Lead: Plastic Pollution

The Rivers Trust is seeking to recruit for an exciting new position leading our fight against plastic pollution in UK river catchments. The successful candidate will require good technical and applied knowledge of the issues surrounding the sources, pathways and impacts of plastic pollution and the actions that can be delivered to prevent and/​or reduce the levels of plastic in our rivers. You will support our current portfolio of plastic related projects and lead on the development of further opportunities for RT and our member trusts to increase our collective impact in our fight against plastic. You will need to be a strategic thinker and a team player with drive, determination, and excellent interpersonal skills. A full job description is attached. The Rivers Trust is a leading environmental charity and the umbrella body of The Rivers Trust movement – you can find out more about the work we do on our website and in our most recent annual review. We are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within our movement, as this is fundamental to achieving our core aims. Applications from diversity candidates are actively encouraged. Closing date: 28th January 5pm To find out more about the position, please download the job specification below. To apply, you must complete an Application Form together with a covering letter and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and send it to [email protected]​theriverstrust.​org. Please note that CVs without Application Forms will not be accepted. 

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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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