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Senior Project Officer

The River Waveney Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to improving and protecting the River Waveney, making it a better place for people and wildlife. We are part of the Rivers Trust movement, a network of over 60 Rivers Trusts across the UK. We work on a variety of projects with partners, communities and volunteers to deliver a wide range of projects including river restoration, natural flood management, farm advice, river access, river monitoring, volunteer events, community engagement and education. This is an exciting opportunity for a new person to join our Trust and take a pivotal role in developing and growing the organisation. The Trust currently comprises four members of staff and is running many varied environmental and community projects with further work in development. The team is welcoming, open and inclusive and places a high value on supporting each other to work to the best of our abilities. The role will suit an experienced and self-motivated individual with skills in project management and finance within a charity setting. The ideal candidate will have a background in environmental charity work, with an emphasis on rivers and catchments, but other project management backgrounds will be considered if the candidate is dedicated to the role. Critical to the role is enthusiasm and dedication to help our charity succeed in its mission. The role will include providing direct line management support for up to five members of staff, and overseeing project delivery for those staff members. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and welcome applications from all groups, communities and personal circumstances. Please download the attached Job description for a full breakdown of the role, responsibilities, and person specification. General Information Contract period: The position is full-time, on a permanent contract, with the understanding that the successful candidate will contribute to the future long-term success of the role, through the development of projects and funding streams alongside the Director. Place of work and ethos: A blend of home, office and other site visits/​meetings is expected. Flexibility is encouraged to achieve a good work life balance; in exchange commitment, honesty and integrity are expected from the candidate. The candidate must be based within a reasonable distance of the Waveney Catchment. We cannot accept applications from candidates who are based remotely or who do not have the right to work in the UK. Driving licence and vehicle: A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential. Due to the remote nature of the work, we cannot accept applications from individuals who do not have a driving licence or access to a car. The candidate is expected to insure their own vehicle for work-use (this should not increase the premium). Mileage expenses are paid at £0.45 a mile. Mileage does not cover commuting to the office but will cover agreed commutes from home and office within the catchment. Application Process: Please send your CV and a cover letter/​email outlining why you are interested and how your experience links to the job specification. At most two sides A4 recommended for each. We also accept videos in place of the cover letter. Please send your completed application to info@​riverwaveneytrust.​org If you have any questions about the role, please contact Martha Meek, the Trust’s Director, martha@​riverwaveneytrust.​org or 07903 243108 Application deadline: Monday 22nd April 2024 at 11.59 pm Interview venue and format: Thursday 2nd May. In-person within the Waveney Catchment, or online if preferred. If you have missed the deadline, or are unsure if you fit the criteria for the role, but still feel you would be a good fit for working with our Trust, please do forward on your CV which we will keep on record for the future.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Purpose: To lead on the internal monitoring and evaluation activities of the programmeReports to: Strategic Evidence and GIS ManagerLocation: Clitheroe Hours: 37.5 hours per week Salary: £27,000 to £29,500 subject to experienceContract: Fixed term 2 years with possibility of extension Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) is a regional charity established in 1998 to conserve the Ribble Catchment, particularly its rivers, brooks, becks, and streams. Over the last 10 years, RRT has developed and grown into a sector-leading organisation, known for getting things done, strong partnership working and a collaborative approach. We have five teams focusing on Data and Evidence, Land Management, People and Learning, River Conservation and Core Services. Every team member is empowered to achieve their best. Our teams work collaboratively on integrated projects to improve, protect and create a mosaic of habitats and land uses that will lead to a healthy riverine environment. This is underpinned by a science-driven approach that delivers multiple benefits. The Trust also works collaboratively and in partnership with a range of organisations, such as the Environment Agency, United Utilities, Jamie’s Farm, Woodland Trust, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, The Forest of Bowland AONB, and many Local Authorities. With Support from Defra’s Species Survival Fund we are launching a new programme of river improvement projects called Ribble Revival: Room for Rivers’. This programme has significant amounts of on-the-ground habitat conservation activities, with most having elements of volunteering and community engagement. These activities include; tree planting, woodland maintenance, fencing, wetland creation, river channel habitat improvement, and fish passage, to name a few. This role will undertake the evaluation and monitoring of these activities, particularly looking to report on the target species’ (Smelt, Eels, Salmon and Trout) response to the activities. The role will also work with the Trust’s Seasonal Surveyor Interns and our Citizen Science volunteers to aid in the monitoring and evaluation of these activities, as well as learning about catchment conservation. As such, the Trust is looking to recruit a competent and enthusiastic person who will be joining a creative team, committed to making a difference to the environment. This person will have knowledge of developing and delivering monitoring and evaluation of projects. The successful candidate will have knowledge of topics such as catchment/landscape-scale conservation, ecosystem services, river restoration, and how physical improvement projects deliver these topics. To view the full job description and apply for this role visit ribbletrust​.org​.uk/​j​o​b​-​v​a​c​a​n​cies/. Please note that the deadline for this vacancy is Thursday 18th April, with interviews on the 1st and 2nd May.

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Electrofishing Survey Assistant — Summer Placement

West Cumbria Rivers Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to improving the watercourses, their wildlife and surrounding catchments in West Cumbria for people and wildlife. Our patch covers several principal river catchments and seven iconic lakes spanning a substantial part of the Lake District National Park, West Cumbria and the Solway. We have an impressive track record of successful delivery of projects. With support from local angling clubs, riparian owners, and other funding bodies, the Trust undertakes an extensive juvenile salmonid survey programme within the River Derwent, Ehen and Irt catchments which has run for the last nine years. This provides vital data to target watercourse improvement work undertaken by ourselves and many other partner organisations. The Trust is looking for a survey assistant to help the team undertake the vast number of sites proposed for this survey season. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in working in the environmental sector, participating in conservation and fisheries work. The Trust is keen to provide opportunities for newly qualified talented people looking to start their career, or take a change in career direction, especially those local to the Trust’s area, and further opportunities within the Trust may be available for the right person. The successful candidate will ideally have some form of environmental qualification or relevant work experience and must be confident working in watercourses and be able to swim. The work is physically demanding and therefore a good degree of physical fitness is required with sometimes lengthy walks to the river sites with heavy equipment. The post relies on the use of volunteers and good communication skills and organisation skills are essential. The ability to drive one of WCRT’s 4x4’s is also a requirement of the role. Please download the attached job description for a full breakdown of the role, responsibilities, and person specification. The successful candidate will be part of a friendly, passionate and supportive team, reporting to WCRT’s Fisheries Officer and supported by the wider staff team and a good supply of chocolate biscuits. If you believe that you have the passion, commitment and skills to take this exciting opportunity forward then we would like to hear from you. For further details please visit the West Cumbria Rivers Trust website: https://​www​.west​cum​bri​ariver​strust​.org/​c​o​n​t​a​c​t​/jobs To apply for this post please send your CV with a covering letter setting out your experience and qualifications as highlighted in the job description to recruitment@​westcumbriariverstrust.​org. The closing Date for applications is 9am on Monday 22nd April and interviews will be held at our offices in Keswick on Friday 26th April 2024. If you would like to discuss the post further please contact Ruth Mackay on 017687 75429 or email ruth@​westcumbriariverstrust.​org.

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Rother Partnership Coordinator

Arun and Rother Rivers Trust are seeking to recruit to the role of Rother Partnership Coordinator, on a full-time basis for a small but growing charity. Are you a dynamic and motivated individual with a strong background in partnership work, looking for your next challenge? Do you have a passion for our water environment and wish to work for an ambitious local charity? This could be the role for you. Based in West Sussex, the Arun & Rother Rivers Trust is part of the national Rivers Trust network – individual charities working across the country to improve the river/​water environment. The role This role will support the establishment, growth and success of the Rother Partnership. The partnership will bring together a diverse range of stakeholders, landowners, farmers, community groups and individuals to collaboratively set aims, objectives, and a costed action plan to bring about positive landscape scale change for the Western Rother. The Coordinator will create an ambitious, strategic case for support, working with core partners to submit a bid or bids to major funding streams. How to Apply Please see the attached job profile & personal specification, and email a cover letter and CV to info@​arrt.​org.​uk . We welcome informal discussions if you would like further information about this role or working for ARRT. Your cover letter should detail how you fit the role & person specification and be no longer than two pages. Applications should be made by 9am on Monday 22nd April 2024 Interviews will take place week commencing 6th May 2024 

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