Catchment Assistant

Here at Severn Rivers Trust, we are passionate about catchment scale restoration and have big ambitions to rise to the challenge, scaling both our conservation programmes and our work to better engage and educate the communities of the Severn, to the turn the tide on the restoration of this great River. We’re an agile organisation, with a can-do attitude and a willingness to take on new challenges. So, if you like to get stuff done, and want to be at forefront of ecological restoration, working along the UK’s longest river, then Severn Rivers Trust could be just the place for you. Our expanding portfolio of work means we have an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our Operations Team, in the role of Catchment Assistant, focussing on farm advice and environmental and Natural Flood Management project delivery in the Upper Teme Catchment.

Job title: Catchment Assistant

Location of job: Hybrid working – home based with occasional working in our Head Office, Martley, Worcestershire and regular travel around the Upper Teme catchment area.

Post holder reports to: Programme Manager (Middle Severn)

Salary: £23,400 – £25,200 per annum (9% employer pension contribution)

Position type: 12-month Fixed Term

Benefits: A generous home working package, including mileage reimbursement from your home address for all travel requirements plus monthly allowance.

Overall purpose of the job:

This is an exciting opportunity for an entry-level candidate seeking to launch their career in environmental conservation, from within a leading environmental charity, delivering ambitious ecological schemes along Britain’s longest river.

The role will provide hands-on support to the middle division of our Operations Team, bolstering resources and enabling us to scale up our exciting portfolio of environmental programmes in the river Teme catchment (specifically in the Upper Teme), an important tributary of the Severn.

You will provide end-to-end support to our farm advice and ecological restoration programmes in the region. Day-to-day activities will include landowner engagement, supporting in the planning and coordination of farm cluster events and practical assistance with planning and delivering a range of habitat creation and restoration initiatives.



  • Organisation: Severn Rivers Trust
  • Salary: £23,400 – £25,200 per annum
  • Location: Hybrid working - home based with regular travel requirements throughout your allocated region of the catchment.
  • Closing date: 16 June 2024
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