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Assistant Project Officer

Are you a recently graduated aquatic scientist, itching to apply your sound knowledge of river and freshwater ecology /​hydrology to river restoration projects?Would you like to gain knowledge and skills in site surveying, project development, project management, ecology and citizen science as well as the ability to engage and communicate well with a wide range of people?Would you enjoy a varied, dynamic role working for a local Rivers Trust and with flexible working from home, our office, and in the field across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire with autonomy in your day to day work but also with the support and guidance of a friendly team of experienced colleagues?Do you have a can do’, enthusiastic attitude and track record of making things happen on the ground? An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Project Officer to join us in a rewarding and varied role with the River Thame Conservation Trust. This is an exciting time to join the Trust which is growing and building on recent project successes. As Project Officer, you will play a leading role in planning and delivering habitat and water quality improvement projects across the River Thame and parts of the Upper Ouse (Buckingham) and other local catchments. Your primary responsibility will be to support the Trust’s Delivery Team, assisting with developing and delivering river restoration and habitat enhancement projects, working on projects at all stages including conception, development, design, delivery, and monitoring.You will also support the Trust’s communication and public facing role, contributing to the Trust’s external communications (e.g. through websites, social media and presentations), profile and reputation and through involvement in our thriving volunteer programme.The package. Salary £24,000 – £28,800 pa subject to experience. More could be available for exceptionally qualified and experienced candidates. The post offers flexible working, Rivers Trust pension /​Life Insurance scheme 32 days leave (annual leave and public holidays) and flexible home and office working in pleasant office surroundings within Bury Knowle Park, Oxford. Working Hours. This post is full time and initially a two-year fixed term contract with the intention to continue the post subject to funding and performance. Applications. Please see the full job description and person specification and if you think you fit the bill, send a current CV (max 2 sides A4) with a covering letter (max 2 sides A4) outlining how your experience and expertise meet the job requirements we’ve outlined and why you’d like to work for RTCT to [email protected]​riverthame.​org. Questions. If you have any queries about the role, please contact the same email: [email protected]​riverthame.​org who will direct your question to the right person.

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