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Fundraising Manager

We are seeking a highly organised, efficient and dynamic individual to take on the brand new role of Fundraising Manager, co-ordinating core and strategic fundraising for The Rivers Trust, supporting and facilitating the Senior Management Team. We have had considerable success with securing project funding, and have achieved rapid growth in headcount and delivery as a result, but we need to increase income for core functions such as HR, IT, finance, communications and project development. We take a team approach to fundraising and income generation, so you will be working with others, but you will also need to take a lead on some projects on your own. You should ideally have excellent people, planning and project management skills, with a proven track record in charity fundraising. You will also have a strong commitment to our mission and a good understanding of environmental issues. Principal roles and responsibilities:Securing additional core, unrestricted funding of at least £250,000 p.a. for The Rivers Trust from a range of sources including individual donations, legacies, philanthropic foundations and corporate sponsorshipManaging the administration of these funding awards including application forms, supplying bank details, grant agreements and reporting on outputs/​outcomes as requiredCo-ordinating meetings of the existing Income Generation Working Group and following up on actionsDevising and co-ordinating fundraising events/​initiatives for staff, members of the public and our corporate supporters’ staffDevelop and maintain the fundraising and income generation strategy and planTake responsibility for implementation of our new Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system (Access) across the organisationReport on progress quarterly to the Senior Management Team and the board of Trustees as requiredEnsuring The Rivers Trust’s compliance with the fundraising codes for the UK and Ireland This is a full-time, home-based, permanent position (subject to ongoing funding). We offer flexibility around working hours — time off in lieu is also available. We offer 25 days holiday pro rata (rising to 28 days) plus statutory holiday days. We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all communities. We are happy to adjust for people with disabilities and/​or caring responsibilities. The role is a grade 4 position with a starting salary of £39,037, plus benefits including 9% employer pension contribution. To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are interested in this role and how you meet the following criteria: Knowledge, skills, experience and personal qualities sought in the ideal candidate:Ambitious, dedicated, well-organised self-starter4+ years’ experience relevant for the principal roles and responsibilities of this positionKnowledge of sources of funding in the UK and IrelandExperience of using CRM systemsProven communication, influencing and networking skillsExcellent planning and project management skillsAbility to work with uncertainty, plan adaptively and work at paceFirst rate interpersonal skills to liaise effectively with colleagues and clients and build effective cross-sector partnershipsEvidence of working in cross-functional teams to achieve best possible outcomesExperience of submitting funding bids to tight deadlinesA strong commitment to restoration of the water environment and a good understanding of environmental issuesEnthusiasm, self-reliance, ambition, tact, discretion and charmThe ability to translate technical and complex activities into language that non-technical specialists in funding organisations (and members of the public) can understandSome knowledge of charity law and best practice, particularly around fundraising guidelinesExperience of effectively prioritising your workload Everyone who works for us is expected to contribute to a respectful and inclusive working culture and follow our policies and procedures including Health & Safety, EDI, Cybersecurity and GDPR. Please note we can only accept applications made through our careers site, and not sent by email or other methods. If you have any questions not answered in the advert or on the Recruitment FAQ, please contact Nicole.​Carling@​theriverstrust.​org — please don’t use this email address to apply as we can only accept applications made through this system. Closing date: 22 April 2024

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Water Stewardship Business Engagement Manager

We are looking for a motivated and highly organised person to fill the newly created position of Water Stewardship Business Engagement Manager for North West England. This is a pivotal position, the first of its kind, focusing on corporate-community collaboration in water stewardship and ecosystem services including replenishment of water and Natural Flood Management in relation to business operations. You will be working with businesses in the North West region, initially in the Glenderamackin and Eden Catchment areas and with local Rivers Trusts in Cumbria, as well as a range of other key actors, including landowners, utility companies, regulators and local organisations, to identify and develop a pipeline of water stewardship projects and funding opportunities to deliver environmental improvements at the landscape scale. We are looking for an entrepreneurial and determined professional who has been involved in building public-private sector partnerships and has a track record of running similar projects, and supporting their implementation, in an agile environment. Whilst environmental and freshwater knowledge and experience is desirable, we are primarily looking for someone who can deliver professional and effective partnership working. The successful candidate will be part of the Strategy and Water Stewardship team at The Rivers Trust, but the position will be hosted locally by West Cumbria Rivers Trust, working initially on the ground breaking Resilient Glenderamackin Landscape Recovery Pilot project alongside an enthusiastic and friendly team, in a thriving movement, and making a meaningful personal contribution to environmental protection and improvement. Key responsibilities include: Identifying opportunities to engage businesses through the sale of ecosystem services.Building on existing public-private partnerships being developed to deliver landscape recovery projects.Developing new projects and secure funding for our activities in the North West of England.Managing multi-sector stakeholder relationships to achieve partnership and project objectives.Advising and supporting local Rivers Trusts on project management, business plan development and corporate partnerships for nature finance projects.Reviewing project progress, managing risks and reporting to partners and funders.Developing business engagement strategies to support the development of corporate partnerships.Act as The Rivers Trust’s point of contact for business engagement on water stewardship and ecosystem services in the North West of England. This is a full-time, permanent position (subject to ongoing funding). It is a home-based role, though the job holder will be required to work one day a week from WCRT offices in Keswick and travel regularly across the North West of England and occasionally further afield. We offer flexibility around working hours — time off in lieu is also available. We offer 25 days holiday pro rata (rising to 28 days) plus statutory holiday days. We pride ourselves on being an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all communities. We are happy to adjust for people with disabilities and/​or caring responsibilities. The role is a grade 4 position which has a starting salary of £33,461, plus benefits including 9% employer pension contribution. To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter detailing why you are interested in this role and how you meet the following criteria: Essential knowledge, skills, and experience Commercial acumen and entrepreneurial drive, with a proven ability to secure funding and support for projects.Commercial contract delivery experience.Experience working with corporate partners, state organisations and private landowners.Experience of building, developing, and maintaining significant internal and external relationships with a wide range of private and public partners.Proven ability to think strategically and influence the views of others.Proven ability to achieve delivery through others.Excellent communication skills — particularly in a presentation context when communicating to a range of different audiences.Experience of reporting to business partners/​funders, including evidencing milestone and outcome delivery.Knowledge of the principles of water stewardship and volumetric benefit accounting.Self-starter, with proven ability to collaborate on cross-functional teams while working remotely.Detail and deadline-oriented, able to manage multiple priorities.Must be proficient in using computers and Microsoft Office software The ability to work occasional evenings, weekends, and overnight stays when necessary (e.g. to attend events and conferences, or visit key stakeholders on-site) Desirable criteria, only include these if you have them: A qualification in an environmental subject, water stewardship and volumetric benefit accountingProject management training and/​or qualificationsKnowledge of climate change impacts and appropriate mitigation measures. Everyone who works for us is expected to contribute to a respectful and inclusive working culture and follow our policies and procedures including Health & Safety, EDI, Cybersecurity and GDPR. Please note we can only accept applications made through our careers site, and not sent by email or other methods. If you have any questions not answered in the advert or on the Recruitment FAQ, please contact Alex.​Adam@​theriverstrust.​org — please don’t use this email address to apply as we can only accept applications made through our careers site. Closing date: Wednesday 24th April 2024 It is anticipated that interviews will be held on or soon after the 1st May

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Access to Eden Project Manager

We have a rare opportunity for an exceptional project manager to join us and work with an experienced team on the delivery of a £2m+ project supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund to improve access, through opportunity and conservation, to the glorious landscape of the River Eden, East Cumbria. We seek an experienced, delivery-focused individual who can manage staff teams, external partners, finances and project schedules, and communicate effectively with a range of audiences – including at senior organisational level. The successful candidate will also be passionate about engaging a wider range of people in the natural environment and be a clear and effective written and verbal communicator. Understanding the multi-faceted water environment and challenges to accessing it will be an advantage but the wider Access to Eden partnership team, who have closely collaborated to make this complex project a reality, will be on hand to assist. The role in a nutshell You will be responsible for: the overall management of the delivery phase of the multi-million-pound project.working with the team to create long-lasting, positive impact for the natural environment through building strong community engagement across the project area with target audiences who experience a lack of opportunity to access the Eden, andstrengthening the partnership and seeking opportunities for growth in the delivery phase. About the project Access to Eden: breaking barriers, building bridges aims to break down the physical, social and cultural barriers that prevent people from accessing the natural heritage of Eden and build the bridges needed to give them the confidence to enjoy our blue and green spaces. We intend to remove barriers for Eden’s special wildlife, connect habitats and promote nature recovery. With 13 organisations signed up as part of our partnership, together we will break barriers and build bridges for people AND nature in the Eden Valley, Cumbria. The clue is in the title. It’s all about making Eden’s rivers and nature more accessible to those who experience the greatest barriers. From opening up doorstep green spaces, promoting walking, cycling, swimming, paddle sports, practical conservation, wildlife surveys, quiet enjoyment … and even virtual enjoyment of the river environment. Our vision is to see a fully integrated set of accessible activities and conservation opportunities that work for everyone in Eden, Cumbria, contributing to improving the natural heritage along our rivers. About us Improving access to river environments is a new area for Eden Rivers Trust, and part of our charity’s desire to be Rethinking rivers. For good. We believe in partnership, creativity and flexibility, and we are rooted in the Eden – working at ground level with local communities, land managers and businesses to conserve the rivers and improve water quality and management. We are changing conversations, finding ways to work smarter and inspiring and empowering others to do the best for our rivers. Based in Penrith, the post holder will work in the scenic rolling countryside of the Eden Valley and where it intersects with the north-eastern Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, including under-represented groups. How to apply Visit Eden Rivers Trust’s website for more information and to download the application form: https://www.edenriverstrust.or… For an informal discussion about the role please call Elizabeth Radford on 01768 866788. Deadline for applications: 9 am, Tuesday 7th May 2024, Interviews are planned for 15th17th May 2024.

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Senior Project Officer (Restoring Rivers & Catchments)

Are you looking at developing the next step of your career, and do you have relevant experience leading and developing our rivers? We have an exciting opportunity for you to come and join us as a Senior Project Officer on a permanent basis. The South East Rivers Trust is an environmental charity bringing rivers and their catchments back to life. Working in 12 river catchments across the south east of England, the Trust connects communities and mobilises citizen scientists to educate and engage people on the importance of rivers, and supports and challenges stakeholders, businesses and individuals to protect them. The Trust uses data and evidence to target positive action and works with nature to make rivers healthy again. This includes tackling water pollution, addressing water scarcity, reconnecting rivers and restoring habitats. Working at the South East Rivers Trust is rewarding, fulfilling and busy. We work collaboratively and with passion, and this is reflected in our core values of: delivering high quality work, using expertise and scientific understanding, building good and effective relationships and bringing positive energy to all we do. If this sounds like an environment that you would thrive in, we would love to hear from you. We lead on a range of exciting, challenging and fulfilling projects which vary significantly in size, complexity and type. No two projects are the same. We often have the opportunity to direct and mould them into novel, bold and ambitious schemes which are directed and/​or monitored with a science-based approach. The projects will typically cover natural flood management (NFM), water resource management, fish passage including weir removals, easements or fish passes, wetland/​backwater creation and in-channel habitat improvements such as the introduction of large wood and gravel through to re-channelling works. The Senior Project Officer role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and knowledgeable individual to oversee all stages of river and catchment enhancement projects, from conception to development, design and physical implementation. Working in the Restoring Rivers and Catchments Team, you will use your proven ability to lead on our larger projects, ensuring that they are delivered on time, on budget and to a high standard. We encourage creative thinking to come up with exciting, ambitious and novel solutions with the possibility to put your own stamp on the project. The role will require you to manage, delegate and work collaboratively within the Trust and with external partners, stakeholders and professional services to identify and deliver meaningful and impactful projects for the benefit of the environment and communities. Please see the full job description here. How to apply: To apply for this position, please send the following documents to jobs@​southeastriverstrust.​org. Your CVSERT Application for EmploymentSERT Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (optional) The deadline for applications is 28th April 2024. We reserve the right to close the recruitment early. If you would like to discuss this position, please email jobs@​southeastriverstrust.​org with your enquiry and a member of our team will be in contact shortly. Please note: All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. We are unable to sponsor applicants from overseas.

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