Business Administrator

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 growing our team to deliver practical work that directly contributes to climate change resilience, improved water quality and increased wellbeing for all within the catchment. This growth requires robust business support.

This an exciting chance to use your skills, experience and passion to help us carry out our vital work by creating a smooth business and administrative function to support staff, volunteers, partners and stakeholders. You will join a busy and dynamic team delivering a range of meaningful work to improve the River Tyne, its tributaries and habitat within its catchment.

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 protecting the Tyne rivers.

The Role – Business Administrator

This role is essential to the impact that Tyne Rivers Trust can have on improving our river catchment for wildlife and people alike.

You will work closely with our team and a diverse array of stakeholders to maintain vital systems, records and administrative tasks; supporting critical partnerships and our volunteers.

The further development of robust processes and procedures will build confidence and capacity, reassuring funders, investors and future partnerships.

In addition to the main focus of the role, there is the opportunity to contribute to the broader aims and activities of Tyne Rivers Trust and develop its business. This will provide an opportunity to broaden your skillset and work closely with our talented and highly motivated team.


We are looking to recruit an experienced Business Administrator to drive our charity forward. You will have a professional, positive attitude and flexible approach to achieving excellence in record keeping and pragmatic office processes, thereby moving practical delivery forward at scale and pace.

Essential Requirements:

  • HNC or equivalent experience in a relevant subject
  • Proven track record of managing a dynamic office for a team with practical outdoor delivery requirements
  • Ability to communicate with and influence a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Ability to identify and proactively solve problems for the team and work independently with the drive to manage own workload
  • Exemplary record keeping and attention to detail
  • Experience of managing utilities & other service contracts
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Some experience of book-keeping, enthusiasm to help organize events, workshops and conferences, some familiarity for/ passion of the Tyne catchment would also be welcome.

Travel across the Tyne Catchment to support events and meetings will be required in this role, so a clean driving licence is essential. Working with the Tyne Rivers Trust team may offer the opportunity to work outdoors with potentially difficult access at times.

To apply

For further information and for an informal discussion please contact Ceri Gibson on 07939 318021.

To apply for the role please submit a CV and covering letter demonstrating how you can fulfil the requirements and meet the person specifications to [email protected] If you require an alternative way to apply, please contact Ceri Gibson as above.

Tyne Rivers Trust works across a large catchment, diverse in its inhabitants and their needs. We are committed to being an inclusive organisation. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome your background, experiences and thoughts as an individual to deliver the best work we can as a team.

The deadline for applications is 9am 25th July 2022 with interviews scheduled for 8th and 10th of August.

Interviews will be in person at Tyne Rivers Trust offices, (or via video conference if required) they will last in the region of 1 hour and will include a 10-minute presentation, with short Q&A on the relevant theme area. The topic for the presentation will be forwarded by email to short listed candidates by 28th July 2022. There will be opportunity to ask questions of the Trust.


  • Organisation: Tyne Rivers Trust
  • Salary: £27,000 to £30,000 FTE
  • Location: Flexible office/home based
  • Closing date: 25 July 2022
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