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Plant Operator

Westcountry Rivers Trust are recruiting a Plant Operator. This is a permanent contract following a successful 6 month probation period.The starting salary for this role is between £25,000 and £30,000 per annum (dependent onexperience).The role is 37.5 hours per week Westcountry Rivers Trust’s office is in Stoke Climsland and whilst we have adopted hybrid working there is an expectation to work from the office, and to travel to sites across the delivery area on a regular basisBenefits while working for Westcountry Rivers Trust• 25 days Annual Leave per annum, with a reward for long service – an additional 1 day peryear for each year worked over 5 years, up to a maximum of 30 days for employees serving 10 years.• An additional 3 days Annual Leave for the Christmas Closure period.• 9% Employer Pension, plus Life Assurance cover.• Hybrid Working. Apply by midnight on Thursday 1 August by CV and Covering Letter to:https://hr.breathehr.com/v/plant-operator-36383 Interviews will be held in person at our offices in Stoke Climsland on Wednesday 14 andThursday 15 August 2024For queries about this role or the application process please contact recruitment@​wrt.​org.​uk About Westcountry Rivers Trust: Formed in 1994, the trust was established to restore Westcountry rivers and everything we do is informed by the best available science. Our work is driven by an ecosystems approach,’ considering the function of the entire catchment, not just the rivers that flow within them. We work with a wide range of stakeholders from landowners to local communities, businesses, farmers and water companies to restore and protect the rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal areas for the benefit of people, wildlife and the local economy. Measures to protect rivers can help to save money for farmers, lower costs for water companies, boost tourism, reduce the need to dredge estuaries and benefit human health. There has never been a more important time to work for the rivers of the Westcountry as the impacts of the climate emergency and the ecological crisis forces society to invest in building catchment resilience. Spurred by a shared love of rivers, the Westcountry Rivers Trust is very much a grassroots organisation, brought into existence from the bottom up. In the early 90s, a group of individuals, passionate – but concerned – about the waterways around them, began to stitch together their ambitions for restoring Westcountry rivers, laying the foundations for the trust we know today. We now have circa 75 employees with an annual turnover of c£3m, running multi-annual projects spread across a wide range of funders. Visit Our History to find out more. The Role: This role will provide a Plant Operative position and additional support, to the Operational team, across a varied programme of work and will report to the Senior Operations Project Manager. This role will support with a mixture of site-based delivery on a range of WRT projects and require a combination of acting as the lead machine operator on various work packages, potentially team leading on some sites, as well as supporting other staff and teams with their project work. The successful applicant will be a motivated, enthusiastic, team player who will be reliable and shows initiative. This role is a predominantly site-based, but some office work will be required. The successful candidate will be able to work in line with WRT’s hybrid working policy which includes home, office and site-based work. This role will work with teams across the trust to deliver various catchment management outputs such as but not limited to, habitat creation and restoration opportunities, monitoring, natural flood management, arboricultural work and community engagement. The role will will involve site-based working at various locations throughout the South West, supporting on the delivery of on array of project outputs for the Trust. You will be responsible for leading a small team of operatives to deliver a range of work safely and professionally on WRT sites. Reporting to the Operations Manager you will develop your knowledge and experience of working in the environmental conservation sector with a focus on enhancing freshwater environments. Key Responsibilities: • Safely operating plant and machinery on site to support with the delivery of WRT project work.• Undertaking site surveys, drafting, and inputting to various site documents such as Method Statements, Risk Assessments and other consents or permits.• Mentoring others in the safe operation of plant and other equipment.• Support the operation and other Trust teams with other site-based work such as, but not limited to; chainsaw-based work, surveys and monitoring, installation of a variety of habitat features and monitoring equipment.• Potentially leading a team on site to safely deliver Trust work.• Ensuring a high level of health and safety standards are maintained.• Maintaining Trust equipment, machinery and tools.• Engaging with the public, volunteers, landowners and other stakeholders.• Developing junior members of staff and apprentices.• Delivering toolbox talks and other training to team members.• Supporting with capturing site-based evidence of work and drafting information for project reporting.• Flexibility to support on projects throughout the South-West.• Attend team and project meetings as required. Person Specification: Knowledge and Experience: • Qualification and experience of using plant machinery, in particular excavators.• Previous experience of carrying out work with chainsaws and other hand tools and plant machinery.• Experience of working outdoors in aquatic environments and remote locations.• Routine maintenance of plant and equipment such as chainsaws, brush cutters and other hand tools.• Good understanding of industry Health and Safety standards and codes of practice.• Experience of using various software from the MS Office suite.• Experience of delivering tree planting, NFM and habitat management schemes. (D)• Previous experience of supervising a team. (D)• A background in river restoration, fisheries, arboriculture/​forestry, ecology or construction. (D) Skills and Competencies: • Ability to plan and manage workloads including suitable delegation and supervision of tasks.• Good communication skills.• Some of our commercial clients may require you to undertake a medical exam including drug and alcohol tests from time to time prior to carrying out work on their sites.• Experience of mentoring and training others. (D) Qualifications and Memberships: • Plant and Machinery Qualification(s)• An industry recognised Health and Safety Qualification such as IOSH or similar.• Working to attain professional membership of industry organisation.• Minimum of Level 4 qualification or similar in relevant subject. (D).• Arboricultural qualifications: NPTC Chainsaw 201, 202, 203, 206, 306, 308 (D) FAW+F (D)LISS/CSCS card (D) The above are essential unless indicated as desirable (D)

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Evidence Programme Manager

About Thames21 Thames21 is a leading environmental charity, working across London and the Thames Basin to deliver high-impact nature-based solutions to the climate and biodiversity crisis through restoring rivers, whilst also connecting communities to their local green-blue spaces and inspiring long-term stewardship of them. Diversity at Thames21 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Thames21 is key to our success and as such we employ staff from a diverse range of backgrounds, this we feel is key in ensuring that everybody has an equal opportunity and is not treated differently or discriminated against because of their characteristics. We value the voices of our individual employees, and we strive to work in a collaborative, innovative balanced way. The postholder must actively support this. Purpose of the job Your role is to develop and deliver all aspects of the Evidence Programme – from supervision of the Evidence Team to development and funding of projects and expanding the scope of the Evidence Program in line with Thames21’s 5‑year plan. Projects are centred on all forms of evidence – from technical and specialist (real time probes and development of models) to citizen science (biological, chemical and geomorphological data) – to inform and drive catchment decision making, including installation of nature-based treatment systems to mitigate pollution. Projects vary from local and national scale to international collaborations. Work is based in London, the Thames Basin and occasionally more widely in the UK and internationally. Additional requirements may include supporting other Thames21 projects and funding applications, as the need arises. Main Duties and Responsibilities You will oversee and manage delivery of diverse Evidence Team projects. You will also develop your team’s scope, strategy and action plan in order to grow the team to deliver 5‑year plan targets work closely with expert (e.g. statutory bodies, authorities, NGOs and academics) and non-expert (e.g. community groups and volunteers) stakeholders to develop, fund and deliver projects within the Evidence Programme and oversee their management. You will also work closely with the Assistant Head of Improving Rivers and other members of the Thames21 team to develop funding applications and steer the direction of the Evidence Programme. Tasks will include:Development and delivery of projects through the Evidence Programme on the themes of water quality, quantity, identification of suitable nature-based treatment solutions and their functioning after installation, landscape recovery and climate resilience.Managing project and programme budgetsManagement and Development of the Evidence Team – deadlines, appraisals, personal development, recruitment etcWorking with specialist equipment (sondes, models and software both commercially available and in the research phase), lab samples and citizen science techniques and methods to generate evidence around issues and solutions.Working with the Assistant Head of Improving Rivers, other Thames21 teams and external partners to expand and develop the Evidence Programme in line with the 5‑year plan through funding applications and networking.Work outside in a riverside environment in a variety of weathers – alone, with team members, volunteers and professionals. Other Duties This job description cannot cover every issue or task that may arise within Thames21. At various times the post-holder will be directed to carry out other reasonable duties in support of other Thames21 activities that are consistent with those in this Job Description. This role is ideal for those who: Enjoy working with data.Enjoy managing people and projects.Enjoy working with project partners and other key stakeholders.Enjoy working with ambiguity and be happy to research for answers to questions.Are comfortable working in a flexible role, where change happens and being able flex with change.Are comfortable to work across multiple projects.Are comfortable working at speed.Are happy to work in a role which comprises both desk work and field work.Are happy working outside in a waterside environment in a variety of weathers – alone, with team members, volunteers and professionals. Please see the attached job advert for the full person specification. Additional InformationThe post holder must be willing to occasionally work in the evening and at weekends.25 days paid annual leave are available plus public holidays. In addition, the Thames21 office is closed between Christmas and New Year.Thames21 operate a flexitime system of working.Thames21 have an Auto Enrol’ Workplace Pension Scheme with NEST.24/7 access to our employee assistance programme.Season ticket loanLaptop & Mobile phone for company use. For more information on Thames21, please visit our website at www​.thames21​.org​.uk. To apply for this position please, email an up-to-date copy of your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@​thames21.​org.​uk with the reference (EPM0724), in the subject box of your email application. The closing date for applications is: 5pm 29th July 2024 Interview dates: Week commencing 5th August (subject to change) We appreciate the time you will have taken to apply to this role, and we do appreciate that it is disconcerting when you don’t hear back from a role you have applied for. However, due to the high number of applications we expect to receive, we are unable respond to or give feedback on individual applications, but we do want to be able manage expectations. Therefore, if you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion. No agencies please

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Assistant Head of Improving Rivers

About Thames21: Thames21 is a leading environmental charity, working across London and the Thames Basin to deliver high-impact nature-based solutions to the climate and biodiversity crisis through restoring rivers, whilst also connecting communities to their local green-blue spaces and inspiring long-term stewardship of them. About the team The Improving Rivers team is a dynamic and driven team which seeks to deliver effective and long-term restoration of river and catchment ecosystems. We work in cross sectoral partnership across the Thames Basin. The team takes a nature-based solutions approach and explores innovations as well as effectively deliver standard impactful approaches which drive the restoration of river ecosystems. Diversity at Thames21 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Thames21 is key to our success and as such we employ staff from a diverse range of backgrounds, this we feel is key in ensuring that everybody has an equal opportunity and is not treated differently or discriminated against because of their characteristics. We value the voices of our individual employees, and we strive to work in a collaborative, innovative balanced way. The postholder must actively support this. Purpose of the role The postholder will support the strategic development of the Improving Rivers portfolio in collaboration with the Head of Improving Rivers and Improving Rivers Managers. The postholder will be responsible for implementing the strategic development of the team in partnership with the Improving Rivers Managers, whilst oversee and supporting the Improving Rivers Managers to implement Thames21 projects and programmes that achieve our 5 year plan goals. The Improving Rivers team covers a diverse portfolio including teams focused on River Restoration, Environmental Evidence, Catchment Partnerships and Rural Solutions. These programmes including cross sectoral work including public, private, academic and community partners, as well as using mechanisms such as Environmental Markets and implementing (and challenging) government policy. These outcomes are integrated into the work on Thames21’s Engagement and Learning Team that develops and delivers a wide range of practical volunteering activities and targeted recruitment and awareness raising to ensure project better reflect the communities we work in and improve health and wellbeing outcomes. Thames21 is looking for a skilled leader and with strategic vision who must have a genuine passion for and understanding of our mission and a love of rivers. Main duties and responsibilities: 1. Strategic Direction Support the strategic development of the Thames21 Improving Rivers Portfolio of work, in liaison with the Head of Improving Rivers and the Chief Executive.Support development of operational targets that directly contribute to achieving the organisations mission and priority area of Thames21’s 5 year plan 2023 – 2028.Support development of strategies and oversee the implementation of action plans to achieve targets and organisation mission.Ensure that effective Monitoring and Evaluation procedures are embedded across the organisation’s projects and programmes.Ensure E&L projects and programmes integrate and complement Thames21’s other work, whilst maintaining good relationships with the senior management team. 2. Leadership and Management Managing the Improving Rivers Team, support and directing managers, programme and budget oversight to achieve the objectives of Thames21’s strategy plan.Support and develop Improving Rivers Managers to achieve their targets and objectives including the development of their teams/​areas of workGuide, support the Improving Rivers Team in the delivery of the portfolio of work, ensuring their well-being, performance at work and professional development.Enable cross team collaborations and development for multi-benefits. 3. Business and organisation development. Support and enable delivery of Thames21’s wider strategy.Support development that will enhance the organisations performance and be responsible for seeing them through to implementationSupport oversight of and lead on bids and project development for funds/​programmes which are assessed on their technical competencies related to the Improving Rivers portfolioSupport development of Strategic Environmental Markets and support/​lead development of large/​strategically important government bids/​funding for Improving Rivers in partnership with other areasSupport the creation of systems that build the skills of the team so they can develop more strategic and impactful projects and programmes independently and ensure they are implemented.Development and support strategic partnerships to achieve the organisation goals. 4. Work with the Head of Improving Rivers and Senior Management Team to ensure the organisation is performing effectively and that its systems and processes support the successful implementation of the Five-Year Plan.Ensure the organisation is financially sustainable and carry out accurate financial management, auditing invoicing, reporting and planning.Support development of organisational policies, practices and structures and ensure they are applied across the organisation.Ensure resources are applied proportionally across the organisation.Establish and maintain practices of data collection for portfolio measurement indices, ensuring the data is entered into Thames21’s data collection platforms.Oversee the application of Health and Safety throughout the team Other Duties This job description cannot cover every issue or task that may arise within Thames21. At various times the post-holder will be directed to carry out other reasonable duties in support of other Thames21 activities that are consistent with those in this Job Description. This role is ideal for those who: Who have a passion and drive for restoring the health of rivers.Experience and keen to work in collaboration both internally and externally.Understanding of innovation and how to take a risks proportionately to the organisations situation.Developing and implementing effective systems which enable staff to thrive. Please see the attached job advert for the full person specification. Additional InformationThe post holder must be willing to occasionally work in the evening and at weekends.25 days paid annual leave are available (pro-rata if less than 1.0FTE) plus public holidays. In addition, the Thames21 office is closed between Christmas and New Year.Thames21 operate a flexitime system of working.Thames21 have an Auto Enrol’ Workplace Pension Scheme with NET.24/7 access to our employee assistance programme.Laptop & Mobile phone for company use. To apply for this position please, email an up-to-date copy of your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@​thames21.​org.​uk with the reference (AIH0724), in the subject box of your email application. For more information on Thames21, please visit our website at www​.thames21​.org​.uk. We appreciate the time you will have taken to apply to this role, and we do appreciate that it is disconcerting when you don’t hear back from a role you have applied for. However, due to the high number of applications we expect to receive, we are unable respond to or give feedback on individual applications, but we do want to be able manage expectations. Therefore, if you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion. Closing date: 5pm Monday 29th July 2024. Interviews will be held on rolling basis. No agencies please

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Catchment Restoration Officers – Severn Vale & Teme

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 two exciting opportunities for the right people to join our Operations Team, in the role of Catchment Restoration Officer for either the Severn Vale or Teme catchments, to lead the delivery of habitat creation and restoration. Job title: Catchment Restoration Officer – Severn Vale & Catchment Restoration Officer – Teme Location of job: Hybrid working — home based with occasional working in our Head Office, Martley and travel around the Severn catchment area Post holder reports to: Programme Manager – Lower, for the Severn Vale position or Programme Manager – Middle, for the Teme position Salary: £26,200 – £33,200 (9% employer pension contribution) Position type: Permanent Benefits: Generous home-working allowance, flexible working arrangements Overall purpose of the jobs: We have two exciting opportunities to join our Operations Team and lead the delivery of a range of ambitious habitat restoration and creation programmes in either the Severn Vale or Teme catchment areas. From delivering fish passage solutions, to creating new wetlands, to planting new native woodlands, you will be required to get hands on, working with private landowners, to plan and implement habitat and species conservation at a catchment scale. Your work will require you to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders, where you will foster support for environmental programmes by providing informed land-management advise. Importantly, you will work collaboratively as part of a wider team, to ensure the correct support, knowledge and experiences are being leveraged to deliver at a consistently high standard. Where additional support is needed, you will procure and oversee a diverse portfolio of skilled contractors, to deliver the proposed works to the same high standards. https://www.severnriverstrust.…

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