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Could you help fight for healthy rivers and shape our charity for the next few years? As our Trust matures and grows, we recognise the need to strengthen our board of trustees. Are you a leader with a passion for protecting the environment? Do you want to be part of a dynamic team working to preserve one of the most precious resources in our community? The Aire Rivers Trust is seeking enthusiasts like you to join our team of trustees. As a trustee, you’ll have the opportunity to shape the future of the River Aire and its surrounding environment. You’ll work alongside a dedicated group of individuals to protect and preserve this vital ecosystem. Responsibilities include: Participating in regular meetings and decision making.Act as a role model and advocate for the trust.Assessing and managing risks.Ensuring the trust’s resources are used appropriately Don’t just sit on the sidelines, make a real impact in your community. Apply to become a trustee of the Aire Rivers Trust today and help us preserve this precious resource for future generations. If you are passionate about protecting the environment and want to make a difference in your community, we encourage you to apply to become a trustee of the Aire Rivers Trust. Apply now and help us preserve this precious resource for future generations. We are looking for people with diverse perspectives, so we welcome people with no experience of being a trustee (or loads!). For further information on the role and application process, visit the Aire Rivers Trust website. 

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Catchment Manager

Could your next career move make a big impact on the environment? Healthy rivers are essential for both humans and nature, but they are under serious threat from pollution, climate change, habitat loss and water scarcity. Tackling these issues requires holistic understanding and an effective approach. South East Rivers Trust (SERT) is seeking two passionate and ambitious Catchment Managers to lead our growing River Catchment Partnership programme in Surrey, East Sussex, South London and Kent. The role is part of our Science and Partnerships team, which is at the heart of SERT’s vision for healthy, thriving rivers in the South East. The team brings together multiple stakeholders, from landowners to businesses to local community groups, to collaborate and drive a holistic catchment based approach to understanding issues that are impacting the rivers and their catchment areas. And most importantly, to identify the solutions and projects that will restore them. As a Catchment Manager, you will lead, chair and manage a one or two Catchment Partnerships across Surrey, East Sussex, South London and Kent. The role will suit a natural leader who is passionate about water environments, and who possesses strong communication skills and the relevant scientific and/​or technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas: land management wetland design aquatic biodiversityhabitat enhancement nature-based solutions biodiversity net gainnatural flood managementfisheries science water resource management Using evidence-based data you are able to understand and distill issues the catchments face. You should be comfortable working closely with partners to co-design solutions and projects that will provide multiple benefits which will ultimately improve the health of the river and its catchment. Additionally, you will support a growing team of Catchment Officers who each lead their own Catchment Partnerships efforts. Now in our 21st year, SERT is one of the largest regional Rivers Trusts, protecting rivers across the South East of England for future generations to come. If you are interested in learning more about this role, then please visit our website for more information. 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 19th February at 5pm. 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.

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River Conservation and Engagement Trainee

About New to NatureNew to Nature is an exciting programme of paid work placements in nature-focused roles. This is one of 70 roles that will be created across the UK to encourage young and diverse talent into the Natural Environment sector. We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from young people (aged 18 – 25) who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, who are living with a disability or are from low-income households.Job DescriptionThis trainee role will help you develop skills and experience in river conservation work, environmental education and community engagement activities linked to rivers. You will be involved in a mix of office work, outdoor site working and community working with our project teams across Greater Manchester and parts of Merseyside and Cheshire. You will carry out a range of different activities with our project team members, including: Environmental monitoring of riversRiver conservation work including managing vegetation on river banks, repairing river banks, improving river channelsCreating natural flood storage areas using natural materials to create small woody dams and pondsRiver access improvement work including clearing footpaths and creating information for walkersTalking to school children in the classroom about rivers and wildlife, as well as helping school children take part in our outdoor River School activitiesTalking to local people about our work and about rivers at local community events (indoors and outdoors)Help to prepare and organise conservation volunteering events, including health and safety risk assessmentsHelp manage our river survey data using Apps and national IT tools We will provide on-the-job training as part of a structured training plan to give you experience and confidence in carrying out the different elements of the river conversation project manager role. Person Specification Enthusiastic about the environment, and an interest in rivers desirableFeel able to communicate with people of different agesEnjoys being part of a teamWilling to learn and apply new skillsWilling to work outdoors (all protective footwear and clothing is provided)Some basic experience in using Microsoft Office tools and the Internet is desirable but training will be provided ApplicationYou can apply for this placement via the following link: www​.sur​vey​mon​key​.co​.uk/​r​/​N​T​N​P​l​a​c​e​m​e​n​t​A​p​p​l​i​c​a​t​ion22 This is hosted by Groundwork UK who will check the suitability of applicants, before passing the application on to the placement organisation, who will shortlist applicants to an informal interview process. Please ensure you carefully select the correct role from the drop-down list, to ensure your details are passed to the correct placement organisation.If you have any questions about the application form, contact Groundwork UK at: [email protected]​groundwork.​org.​uk Selection ProcessWe will contact you to let you know whether you have been shortlisted for the selection process. If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to come and visit us for half a day during the period 22nd February to 7 March (depending on your availability) to see what we do and have a chat with key staff about why you would like to work with us. Together with your application form, this will form the selection process. We will pay for your travel costs. If you have any questions about the role or interview process please contact John Sanders at Mersey Rivers Trust: Email: [email protected]: 07821 117 396 For further information about the role and Mersey Rivers Trust, download the attached placement pack.

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Conservation Officer

Eden Rivers Trust is seeking a Conservation Officer to join our dynamic and growing team of river conservationists and help deliver positive environmental change in partnership with farmers, landowners and the water industry. Agriculture dominates the landscape in the beautiful Eden valley that our rivers flow through. By working closely with farm businesses, together we can make a significant difference to river health. As an independent river conservation charity, we have a long and successful track record of providing advice to local farmers on water-friendly farming initiatives that help to ensure that Eden’s rivers can support a brighter future for all. You will build on these existing relationships to help coordinate farmer cluster groups whose members will work together to improve water quality and management across the catchment. You will use your knowledge of water and habitat improvement measures to provide practical farm advice that works for both the environment and the farm business. This role offers a great opportunity to work on projects from start to finish; from undertaking initial walkovers to identify water quality and habitat improvements to working closely with farmers, landowners, and the water industry to see them through to fruition. The role in a nutshell In this varied role within the Catchment Management team, you will: Carry out walkovers to identify water quality improvement measures on farms, Liaise with farmers and contractors to agree and implement these schemes, and Coordinate farmer cluster groups to provide water-friendly farming training and advice. This is a full-time, permanent role. About us Enhancing and protecting the river environment so that people and nature in Cumbria can thrive is at the heart of our work. By 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 rooted in the Eden – working at ground level with local communities, land managers and businesses. Based in Penrith, you will work in the scenic rolling countryside of the Eden Valley and where it meets the fells of the north-eastern Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines. How to apply Download the job description, application form and notes for completing the form and the diversity monitoring form. Please send your completed application form and diversity monitoring form to [email protected]​edenrt.​org or post to Jenny Garbe, Eden Rivers Trust, 4 Cowper Road, Gilwilly Industrial Estate, Penrith. Cumbria CA11 9BN. For an informal discussion about the role, please call Jenny Garbe, Catchment Management Team Lead on 01768 866788. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, including under-represented groups. Deadline for applications: 9 am, Monday 27 February Interviews planned for the 8 or 9 March

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IT Manager

This is initially a 12 month fixed term contract with potential to be permanent thereafter. The role is 22.5 hours per week. The starting salary for this role is £30,000 – 35,000 pro-rata per annum (dependent on experience). The Trust offers flexible working and working hours for this role can be worked across the week or 3 full days a week (in agreement with the Head of Resources). The role will be hybrid working with a mixture of home based working and office, the Trust office is in Stoke Climsland, Nr Callington, Cornwall. Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams on Monday 27th February with the possibility of a second interview at the office on Tuesday 7th March. About the Westcountry Rivers Trust Formed in 1994, the Trust was established to restore Westcountry rivers. 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 even benefit human health. Everything the Trust does is informed by the best available science. Their work is driven by an ecosystems approach,’ considering the function of the entire catchment, not just the rivers that flow within them. Today the charity works 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. There has never been a more important time to work on the rivers of the West Country as the impacts of climate emergency and the ecological crisis is forcing 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. Everything the Trust does is informed by the best available science. Their work is driven by an ecosystems approach,’ considering the function of the entire catchment, not just the rivers that flow within them. It was this new perspective – not to mention the hands-on and tireless approach to river restoration – that grabbed the attention of so many supporters and funders and which lies behind the flourishing rivers trust movement. Since then, the Trust now has circa 75 employees with an annual turnover of c£3m running multiannual projects spread across a wide range of funders. The Trust has three main delivery teams and a support services team. Our employees work on delivery sites, from home and from the office. Following the pandemic we have moved to a hybrid way of working and it is important that our IT enables and supports this change. Due to the Trust’s recent growth we are now seeking to appoint an experienced IT professional to manage our IT infrastructure and systems. The Role Key responsibilities include: • To ensure the charity’s IT systems and technologies run effectively and securely. • Manage and co-ordinate all IT matters including physical infrastructure, data, technology, security, telephony, licenses and computer hardware and software. • Develop and maintain IT policies, procedures and standards and implement across the Trust in discussion with Leadership Team and the Head of Resources. • Develop and deliver IT training and promote a culture of good data management and cybersecurity awareness across the Trust, with support from the Head of Resources. • Arrange a regular security audit and monitor security vulnerabilities, threats and events ensuring the Trust is adequately protected. • Monitor email and electronic record retention policies and ensure adequate back up of files and data. • Manage and ensure effective use of Microsoft 365. • Liaise with external IT service and review service provision. • Password management and where required ensure 2 factor authorisation is maintained across the organisation. • Identification and ownership of IT risks on the Risk Register and input into Business Continuity Planning. • Review provision of IT equipment, asset safeguarding, destruction of old equipment and removal of unsupported devices. • Ensure the charity adheres to the requirements of relevant guidance and legislation while aiming to deliver a best practice approach. • Use initiative to find solutions to improve processes and make efficiencies. • Support with implementation of a CRM system. Essential Criteria: • Previous experience as an IT Manager, or similar, role. • Demonstrable experience and knowledge of managing an organisations IT systems and processes. • Demonstrable experience of managing Sharepoint and Microsoft 365. • Knowledge of GDPR and other relevant legislation and experiencing of applying knowledge. • Experience of managing cyber security threats and ensuring IT systems are robust and protected. • Experience of managing both hardware, software and IT systems and processes, including physical infrastructure and networking, across an organisation. • Experience of successfully initiating and implementing changes across an organisation. • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and deliver training. • Ability to use initiative and resolve problems in a timely manner. • Evidence of keeping abreast of current best practice, legislation, security threats and technology. • Evidence of education and/​or professional development relevant to the level and scope of the role. Desirable Criteria: • Professionally qualified. • Experience of working as an IT Manager, or similar, role in a similar sized organisation and/​or charity. Please note that there may be an occasional requirement to work outside of normal office hours to avoid system downtimes in core working hours. Any offer will be subject to DBS and references checks. Working Hours and Benefits • Working hours are 22.5 hours a week. The Trust supports flexible working, in agreement with the Head of Resources. • 25 days leave (+ Bank Holidays) pro-rata with an extra 1 days leave is given for every year after 5 years’ service at the Trust ( up to a maximum of 5 extra days) • Pension 6% Employee contribution and a 9% employer contribution Please contact Kasia Lewis, Head of Resources, at [email protected]​wrt.​org.​uk for further information. To Apply: Please submit a CV and Covering letter by midnight on Sunday 19th February to: https://​hr​.breathehr​.com/​recru…

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