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Plastic Free Mersey Project Support Officer /​Project Officer

Plastic pollution in rivers has become an increasingly widespread problem. Understanding and combatting it involves multiple stakeholders. This project aims to bring together partners in the plastic packaging and consumer goods value chain, NGOs, academics and local residents together to address plastic litter in the River Mersey. The post-holder will have skills, experience and enthusiasm to establish, manage and deliver the project in line with agreed milestones, working with the Steering Group and local project partners to perform the following duties and fulfil the following responsibilities. Main duties and responsibilities • Refine litter monitoring and survey methodologies and litter data analysis with support from academic experts• Support the efficient collection of data and information via online tools (e.g., ArcGIS Survey123).• Manage, process, and analyse data and information collected by project volunteers• Create maps and write online content for external communications of project updates (e.g., for blog posts and newsletters) based on the evidence gathered• Co-write and help disseminate project reports.• Co-deliver events to present and discuss project findings with all stakeholders (including Mayors and other local authority representatives).• Organise and co-administer regular Steering Group, Technical Group, Communications Group, and Recruitment group meetings and collaborate and communicate with working group members.• Support the Steering Group and the other working groups above mentioned.• Connect with local communities to survey and improve local rivers, helping to strengthen their connections and the River Mersey and its tributaries to value and benefit from the river environment.• Work with project partner Mersey Rivers Trust to ensure delivery is timely and effective and collaborate with Thames21 staff and other organisations working on plastic pollution projects to ensure the comparability of citizen science methods and results.• Help identify science-based interventions to reduce littering, especially of single-use plastics (i.e. end-of-life solutions to recover and reutilise some of this waste).• Promote behavioural change by supporting education in the local community on (plastic) littering.• Help maintain clear records of progress, ensure all administration and statistical information is kept, and regularly upload information onto the Thames21 server.• Support project management with other tasks, as determined.

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CamEO Partnership Officer (Cam Ely Ouse Catchment)

The Rivers Trust is a leading environmental charity and the umbrella body of The Rivers Trust movement. Our vision is for wild, healthy, natural rivers, valued by all. We are at a critical point in our history as we expand to deliver projects to protect and replenish this critical part of the natural environment, and our research and expertise is needed more urgently than ever as water supply and river health move up the public agenda. The Rivers Trust is seeking to recruit an experienced partnerships officer. We are looking for someone with drive, determination, and experience of managing partnerships and delivering multi-partner projects. You should have excellent people and project management skills and a proven track record in multi-sector partnerships. You will need to be a team player and have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. A full job description is attached. We welcome applications from people from all groups and communities. This is a full-time remote role with scope to work flexible hours. We are also happy to receive applications for part-time work and secondments – please state this in any application. You can find out more about the work we do on our website and in our most recent annual review. A full job description is available to download below, together with an Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form. Please note that we cannot accept CVs without an application form. To apply, please complete the forms and send, with a covering letter to: [email protected] date: Wednesday 5th October 2022If, after reading the job description, you have any questions about the role or about making an application, please contactjessie.​[email protected]​theriverstrust.​org in the first instance. 

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Executive Assistant to the CEO

The Rivers Trust is a leading environmental charity and the umbrella body of The Rivers Trust movement, comprising over 60 independent local charities. Our vision is for wild, healthy, natural rivers, valued by all. We are at a critical point in our history as we expand to deliver projects to protect and replenish this critical part of the natural environment, and our research and expertise is now needed more urgently than ever as water supply and quality move up the public agenda. We are looking for an Executive Assistant to report to our CEO Mark Lloyd and to provide highly effective business and administrative support to him, our Board and other senior groups. This is a pivotal role to maintain our growth, delivering a range of activities including diary management, scheduling and co-ordinating meetings, and minute-taking. We are looking for a highly organised individual with experience of delivering business support, interacting with a wide range of people both internally and externally, and who can handle multiple tasks. A good working knowledge of the main Microsoft packages and the ability to work independently are also essential. We are a welcoming and supportive organisation, and are keen to receive applications from all groups, communities and personal circumstances.. This is a part-time, home-based role of 20 hours per week with scope to work flexible hours, and you could be based anywhere in the country (though the ability to travel nationwide for occasional meetings, particularly in the London area, is necessary, with time off in lieu also available for such events.) You can find out more about the work we do across our website and in our most recent annual review. A full job description is available to download below, together with an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form. Please note that we cannot accept CVs without an application form. To apply, please complete the forms and send with a covering letter to [email protected]​theriverstrust.​org Closing date: Monday 17th October 2022 Interviews will be held remotely and are planned for Tuesday 25th or Wednesday 26th October 2022.

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Training Officer

Contract: Full time 35 hours per week. Initial two-year contract, potential to renew Thames21 is looking for a key member of the team. The role requires a dynamic and thoughtful communicator to develop and deliver Thames21’s Training Programme and give community groups and local people the knowledge and skills to care for, improve and better understand London’s rivers. Thames21 is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religious belief. Applicants should have: A qualification in a relevant subject or relevant experienceExperience of either formal or informal coaching or teachingAbility to lead and teach groupsKnowledge of supervising and co-ordinating volunteersA good knowledge of water and local environmental quality issuesDemonstrable knowledge of environmental enhancement activityThe ability to work with a broad range of community groups and partnersWilling to undertake practical, outside work with volunteers, especially in and around waterExperience of preparing and reporting outputsExcellent verbal communication and confident IT skillsAbility to rapidly assimilate and retain up-to-date knowledge of Thames21, its projects and programmes In return we offer: 25 days annual leave (in addition Thames21 is closed between Christmas and New Year)Flexi-time working and TOIL systemInterest free season ticket loanNon stakeholder Pension provisionHealthcare schemeChildcare voucher schemeMobile phone for company use Download full job description here: Training Officer Completed applications should be sent by email to: [email protected]​thames21.​org.​uk Alternatively they may be posted to: Michael Heath (Training Officer Recruitment), Personnel Manager, City of London, Guildhall, PO Box 270, LONDON EC2P 2EJ Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis until the post is filled.

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