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Operations Trainee Team Leader

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is an environmental charity that works across the South West to improve our rivers for the benefit of all. We work with EU grants, Water Company funded initiatives and government funding to deliver change both in our rivers and on the land that they drain. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Operational team. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to work for WRT, a dynamic and aspirational organisation at the forefront of environmental thinking and practical conservation in the UK today. This role will provide a Trainee Team Leader position and additional support to the Operational team across a varied programme of work. This role will support with a mixture of site based delivery opportunities on a range of WRT projects. The successful applicant will be a motivated, enthusiastic, team player who will be reliable and show initiative. This role is a mixture of site and desk based however there may be the requirement to visit delivery sites on occasion. This role will support the Operations Team and other departments at WRT with the delivery of various catchment management outputs such as but not limited to, habitat creation and restoration opportunities, monitoring, natural flood management, arboricultural work and community engagement. Your role will be predominantly site-based working at various locations on our catchments throughout the South West, supporting on the delivery of on array of project outputs for the Trust. You will be responsible for supporting the Operations Team to deliver a range of work safely and professionally on WRT sites, whilst developing the skills and experience to lead a team on site in future. Reporting to the Operations Supervisor you will develop your knowledge and experience of working in the environmental conservation sector with a focus on enhancing freshwater environments. You will be encouraged to develop your leadership, mentoring and management skills and have experience of working in one or more of the following; river restoration, fisheries, arboriculture/​forestry, ecology and construction & land management. Job Description:The Operations Trainee Team Leader will report into the Operations Supervisor. Responsibilities:• Supporting WRT teams on site to safely deliver Trust work.• Ensuring a high level of Health & Safety standards are maintained.• Maintaining Trust equipment, machinery and tools. • Engaging with the public, volunteers, landowners and other stakeholders.• Supporting with development junior members of staff and apprentices.• Obtaining high quality monitoring and evidence for project reporting.• Drafting and writing project reports. Person specification. Knowledge and Experience:• Experience of working outdoors in aquatic environments and remote locations.• Maintaining arboricultural equipment such as chainsaws, brush cutters and other hand tools.• Good understanding of industry Health and Safety standards and codes of practice.• Previous experience of carrying out work with chainsaws and other hand tools and plant machinery.• Experience of delivering tree planting, NFM and habitat management schemes. (D)• Experience of using various software from the MS Office suite.• A background in river restoration, fisheries, arboriculture/​forestry, ecology or construction. (D) Skills and Competencies:• Ability to plan and manage workload and work independently and/​or as part of a team.• Good communication skills.• Able to use various online mapping software to check for TPO’s, statutory land uses and priority habitats and protected species.• 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.• Ability to travel to sites throughout the southwest. Qualifications/​Membership:• Minimum of Level 3 qualification or similar in relevant subject.• Arboricultural qualifications:o NPTC 201, 202, 203, 206, 306, 308o NPTC 301, 302, 307, 309 (D)o MEWP(D)• FAW+F• Qualification and experience of using plant machinery (D)• Traffic management qualification. (D)• Working to attain professional membership of industry organisation.• B+E towing (D)• LISS/​CSCS card (D)The above are Essential criteria unless indicated as Desirable (D) To apply submit your CV and a one page covering letter clearly marked as applying for the job of Operations Trainee Team Leader using the following link: https://​hr​.breathehr​.com/​r​e​c​r​u​i​t​m​e​n​t​/​v​a​c​a​n​c​i​e​s​/​24815​?​i​d​e​n​t​i​f​i​e​r​=​w​e​s​t​c​o​u​n​t​r​y​r​i​v​e​r​s​trust Submission by: 5pm on 17th August 2022Interviews will be held on: Thursday 1st September 2022

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Nature-based Solutions Officer

The Nature-based Solutions Officer will be at the heart of our growing programme of work to better manage landscapes to improve the resilience of river catchments, provide natural flood management benefits and replenish water resources. You will be supporting the development of landscape-scale NbS projects and supporting a range of stakeholders to work with natural processes and establish NbS as common practice across our catchments. This will include identifying water and land management issues that are impacting rivers and catchments, and working with landowners and partners to develop NbS solutions to address these issues – including riparian buffers, attenuation wetlands, cover crops and leaky woody dams. The focus will be largely on the rural landscape, and therefore engaging with farmers and growers will be a central part of the role. This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing and dynamic Water & Land Stewardship (W&LS) team and make a real difference for the environment. The W&LS team sits within a wider organisation of over 30 staff. We aim to make this a permanent position and continue to expand this team and area of work. The position is initially offered as a 12-month contract while we secure ongoing funding. We will consider both full and part-time (e.g. 0.8 FTE [full time equivalent]) applications. How to apply At SERT, we believe in equality of opportunity and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/​civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to better reflecting society and the communities who use, need and enjoy our rivers within our workforce. We welcome requests for flexible working. All applications will be judged solely on merit. 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 is Tuesday 16th August at 10pm with interviews taking place on 22nd and 23rd August 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 Application Form NbS Officer SERT-Equality-and-Diversity-Monitoring-Form Job Description NBS Officer (1)

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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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