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Head of Working with Communities (Interim)

The Interim Head of Working with Communities will provide maternity cover for approximately 12 months, including handover periods. The primary purpose of the role is to act as a leader within the Trust, facilitating the continued establishment, development and growth of the Working with Communities Team. In the last 20 years, the Trust has led more than 7000 volunteers in making a positive difference to their local river by giving 40,000 hours to our cause. During this time, we have also inspired 20,000 children about rivers, providing high-quality education that stimulates a lifelong passion for nature. From river cleanups to outdoor education, river restoration events to citizen science. We aim to put healthy rivers at the heart of communities. Our ambition is to reach as many people as possible in the south east, to teach and show them the importance of rivers, and how everyone can play a part in restoring healthier, thriving rivers. We do this through a range of engagement opportunities from citizen science programmes to guided walks and part of this role will be finding new and creative ways to reach more people and demonstrate the value and importance of healthy rivers. We want to be more reflective of the communities in the south east, building partnerships with new groups to reach a more diverse audience about the value of a healthy river. As a leader within SERT, you will bring passion for our cause and demonstrable experience in delivering inspiring outcomes from education and engagement projects and programmes. You will bring a strategic approach in order to develop and plan new approaches with innovation and creativity, securing external funding to deliver these and helping the Trust achieve its strategy and ambitions. To Apply Please email the following to [email protected]​southeastriverstrust.​org: a completed Application Form for the relevant job role that you are applying fora completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form The deadline for applications Monday 22nd August, 9am with interviews taking place on 30th/​31st August, and the 1st September at the SERT offices based in Leatherhead. Please get in touch if you are unable to make this date. If you would like to discuss the position please email [email protected]​southeastriverstrust.​org, with your enquiry and we will arrange to call you back. Head of Working with Communities Job Description Job-Application-Form SERT-Equality-and-Diversity-Monitoring-Form-Recruitment-blank

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Administrator (Temporary, Part-Time)

We are looking for a positive, highly organised and self-motivated person to undertake administrative duties that underpin the running of the Trust. You will be joining the Trust during an exciting period of growth, helping to shape, inform and implement the systems needed for a thriving organisation. You will support staff and the Trust through activities such as HR administration, administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer and others, and assisting with the implementation of policies and procedures. Your role will include a wide range of general office duties, such as ordering supplies, taking bookings, arranging/​supporting meetings, helping with IT equipment and software, and answering the main telephone line. You will support the Trust’s move to Microsoft 360, maintain the asset register and ensure implementation of the Trust’s data protection policy. This is a part-time (0.6 Full Time Equivalent), 12 month fixed-term contract. The role would suit someone with excellent skills and experience working in administration. Come and join our friendly team, working to protect the environment and achieve healthy river ecosystems for all across the south east of England. How to apply: Please email the following to [email protected]​southeastriverstrust.​org: a completed Application Form for the relevant job role that you are applying fora completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form The deadline for applications Sunday 4th September at 10pm with interviews taking place on 12th and 14th September via Zoom. Please get in touch if you are unable to make these dates. If you would like to discuss the position please email [email protected]​southeastriverstrust.​org, with your enquiry and we will arrange to call you back. Job Description Administrator August 2022 Job Application Form Administrator Job Description Administrator August 2022 SERT-Equality-and-Diversity-Monitoring-Form

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Head of Operations (Conservation)

Eden Rivers Trust (ERT) seeks an experienced and strategic senior conservationist to drive forward our conservation operations; improving and protecting the rivers within the Eden Catchment. If you are seeking a challenging leadership role in a superb location, this post could be ideal for you. The River Eden catchment has long been at the centre of innovative river restoration and water-friendly farming initiatives, and since the major floods of 2009 and 2015, it has also been a UK target region for developing natural solutions to flood management. These complex overlapping agendas provide many opportunities to deliver sustainable catchment management on a large scale, and Eden Rivers Trust seeks a dynamic and ambitious individual to help us do just that. 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. You will be at the heart of Eden Rivers Trust, the charity Rethinking Rivers for Good. We are changing conversations, finding ways to work smarter and inspiring and empowering others to do the best for our rivers. We believe in partnership, creativity and flexibility, and we are not afraid to challenge and of being challenged. We are rooted in the Eden – working at ground level with land managers and the community. If this way of working appeals to you and you have experience in developing and managing complex projects that deliver sustainable change on the ground; managing teams; solving catchment management problems; securing grant funding; operating at management level and engaging and influencing a variety of stakeholders, then this could be the ideal role for you. This is a permanent, full-time position. This post could be a secondment with a view to becoming permanent or a 4‑day week for the right candidate. Visit our website for the job description and details of how to apply. For an informal discussion about the role please call Elizabeth Radford on 01768 866788 We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, including under-represented groups. 

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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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