Access to Eden Project Assistant

We have a flexible position available for an organised individual who can provide good administrative support to a large complex conservation and engagement project, Access to Eden: Breaking barriers, building bridges, supported by a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

This role is a fixed term contract, 2 days (15 hours) per week until 31 March 2028

About you

Can you process financial paperwork, understand grant claims and reporting requirements, chivvy partners, work to the demands of a busy project manager, arrange meetings, and are happy to pitch in to support the wider team when the odd project delivery event or day gets a bit tricky?

Are you looking for part-time hours with great flexibility?

Do you enjoy working ‘behind the scenes’?

If so, we’d love to hear from you!

About us

Eden Rivers Trust is the 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.

The Trust, whose vision is Clean and healthy rivers, providing a brighter future for all, has been working with partners and volunteers since 1996, developing and carrying out innovative environmental projects that restore rivers, improve habitats, manage floods naturally and promote water-friendly farming. These conservation activities are integrated with creative programmes for schools and community groups that promote awareness, access and learning.

As a Trust we are Rethinking Rivers. For Good.

The Access to Eden: Breaking barriers, building bridges partnership project has been made possible thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. Find out more about the project at:

How to apply

Visit our website for more information on the role, the job description and details of how to apply. For an informal discussion about the role please call Elizabeth Radford on 01768 866788

We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, including under-represented groups.

Please submit an application form by email to [email protected]

Deadline for applications: 9.00am Tuesday 21st May 2024

Interviews planned for week beginning 3rd June 2024

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  • Organisation: Eden Rivers Trust
  • Salary: £23,000-£26,000 pro rata per annum
  • Location: Penrith, Cumbria
  • Closing date: 21 May 2024
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