Urban Catchments Project Manager

Working arrangements: Flexible office / home based

Full time role – job share considered.

The Trust

We are Tyne Rivers Trust, the only environmental charity dedicated to looking after the iconic Tyne and its tributaries. We work to improve the Tyne rivers through education, reducing pollution and practical conservation.

The Tyne Rivers and 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. But our natural resource: water and its associated biodiversity is under increasing pressure from land management techniques, increasing population and failing infrastructure.

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 catchment-scale natured-based solutions that directly contribute 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 RoleUrban Catchment Project Manager

To work with our enthusiastic, dynamic team, the local community and key partners at the sub-catchment scale. Our current projects cover rural and urban challenges in the Ouse Burn and River Don catchments including; natural flood management, fisheries improvements, innovative changes to land management and awareness raising of improvements individuals can make. Working with all sectors of the community to share best practice is key.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Drive allocated existing projects forward
  • Development of new opportunities and resolving barriers to progressing improvements at a sub-catchment scale
  • Ensure and encourage a strong working relationship with key catchment stakeholders
  • Ensure holistic delivery of high-quality practical improvements, engagement activities and collection of relevant evidence of impact that can be used to build confidence and develop future programmes of work.


We are looking to recruit an experienced Project Manager to work at the sub-catchment scale, leading the development and delivery of both multi-stakeholder programmes in both rural and urban environments.

You will have a professional, positive attitude and flexible approach to achieving consensus and moving practical delivery forward.

Essential Requirements:

  • Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant subject
  • Proven track record of delivering multi-faceted practical projects at a sub-catchment scale
  • Ability to problem-solve and work unsupervised with the drive to generate and manage own workload as well as colleagues
  • Demonstrable track record of supervising contractors

Competency in producing story maps and content as well as experience of working within construction design and management regulations and practical hydro-geomorphology would also be welcome.

Travel across the Tyne Catchment for events and meetings will be required in this role. The role requires working outdoors with potentially difficult access at times.

For further information and for an informal discussion please contact Ceri Gibson on 07939 318021, [email protected].

To apply for the role please submit a CV and covering letter demonstrating how you can fulfil the job requirements 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 it 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. As an equal opportunity employer, we value you as an individual and aim not to discriminate in any hiring decisions we make. Should you need support with your application please contact us.

Deadline for applications is Midnight 4th April 2023 with interviews scheduled for 18th and 19th
April 2023.

Interviews will be in person at Tyne Rivers Trust offices, (or via video conference if pandemic restrictions / access require) 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 on 11th April 2023. There will be opportunity to ask questions of the Trust.


  • Organisation: Tyne Rivers Trust
  • Salary: £32,000 - 35,000
  • Location: Corbridge, Northumberland
  • Closing date: 4 April 2023
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