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Conservation Officer

This is a rare opportunity to get involved with species reintroduction from the very beginning; developing the plans to bring back a small, yet vital missing part of our ecosystem. Eden Rivers Trust looking for a Conservation Officer with knowledge and experience in habitat restoration, species reintroduction and management to set up and deliver the initial phase of the species recovery programme that will form part of the Upper Irthing PRISM (Peatlands, Rivers, Invasive Species, Meadows) Landscape Recovery Project. The job is offered as a full-time, fixed-term contract until April 2026 (job share will be considered). About the role Responsible for developing the Upper Irthing PRISM Project water vole conservation strategy, the Conservation Officer will set up monitoring and control of invasive American mink, carry out habitat suitability assessments, prepare habitat restoration plans and recruit volunteers to support the project. You will work with local land managers/​owners, wildlife managers and other stakeholders across the Upper Irthing catchment to build ongoing support for the project. Occasionally you may work on ERT’s other work such as the Lowther water vole project. Based in Forestry England’s office at MOD Spadeadam and ERT’s office in Penrith, you will work in Upper Irthing catchment in the northern tip of our catchment – a wild and remote area (with a beauty all of its own) where Hadrian’s Wall winds its way across country. About you The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, organised and happy to work outdoors all weathers, often in remote areas. A wildlife enthusiast, you will have the experience needed to restore habitats and control the invasive non-native species (INNS) that will be essential for a successful reintroduction of water vole, a key native species still missing from most of Cumbria’s riverbanks. You will be a confident communicator who will promote the project far and wide to key stakeholders and the public through talks, guided walks, events, articles and social media and enthuse and support volunteers who will conduct surveys and control INNS. You will hold a relevant environmental qualification or equivalent experience and a full current UK driving licence. This role could suit someone who works full-time or perhaps two people as a job share. This post is offered as a two-year contract. However, if the project is successful, it will become one of Defra’s Landscape Recovery Programmes with a 20-year (minimum) delivery period and there is a strong possibility that this role will be extended to cover the life of the second phase of the project. 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. How to apply Find out more and apply by visiting our website https://www.edenriverstrust.or… The deadline for applications is 9 am, Monday 4 March. Interviews will be held on 14 and 15 March.

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Community Engagement Assistant

Are you starting out in a conservation career?Are you outgoing and like working with people?Do you have a flair for delivering engaging, creative learning experiences with young people and/​or adults? If so, our new paid training placement role of Community Engagement Assistant could be for you! About the role We have obtained funding for a short-term assistant position for 12 months, designed to be a launch pad for someone at the beginning of their career in conservation and/​or community engagement. As well as supporting Eden Rivers Trust’s practical volunteering programme, this role offers the opportunity to lead the delivery of community awareness work on two conservation topics: invasive non-native species and nutrient pollution. Both are key issues affecting the health of watercourses and lakes in the Eden Valley and The Lake District. About you You will be a confident communicator who can make scientific concepts accessible to a wide variety of audiences and inspire them to take action to protect our waterways. At home working in the outdoors, you’ll be outgoing and comfortable with approaching people. The role requires regular travel to sites around the catchment so you will need to have a current, full UK driving licence. About us Eden Rivers Trust is the conservation charity standing up for Eden’s rivers; changing perceptions of rivers, enhancing and protecting the river environment so that people and nature in Cumbria can thrive. Our vision is Clean and healthy rivers, providing a brighter future for all, and we have been working with partners and volunteers since 1996, developing and carrying out innovative environmental projects that restore rivers, improve habitats, manage floods naturally and promote water-friendly farming. These conservation activities are integrated with creative programmes for schools and community groups that promote awareness, access and learning. As a Trust we are Rethinking Rivers. For Good. How to apply Visit our website for more information and apply https://www.edenriverstrust.or… The deadline for applications is 9 am, Thursday 14 March 2024 Interviews planned for the week commencing 18 March 2024

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Trustees and Chair of Trustees

Are you interested in the environment and passionate about the Eden Valley? Would you be interested in volunteering your skills and time to improve and sustain the River Eden and its catchment? If so, why not join our dynamic and growing environmental charity as a Trustee on the Board, or as our Chair of Trustees. Eden Rivers Trust is the conservation charity standing up for Eden’s rivers; changing perceptions of rivers, enhancing and protecting the river environment so that people and nature in Cumbria can thrive. Our vision is Clean and healthy rivers, providing a brighter future for all, and we have been working with partners and volunteers since 1996, developing and carrying out innovative environmental projects that restore rivers, improve habitats, manage floods naturally and promote water-friendly farming. These conservation activities are integrated with creative programmes for schools and community groups that promote awareness, access, and learning. As a Trust, we are Rethinking Rivers. For Good. We are seeking applications from individuals who would like to become either an ordinary Trustee or Chair of Trustees for Eden Rivers Trust, as these positions are about to become vacant on our Board. Naturally, we seek applications from those who have an interest in the conservation of rivers, but we also would like to hear from those who have skills or experience in farming, access, engagement and education. In 2024 we will be starting significant, long-term projects in Carlisle, Penrith and Kirkby Stephen so would particularly welcome applications from individuals based in these areas. Our ultimate aim is to develop and broaden the diversity of our Board of Trustees; we are working towards an equal gender balance as well as a variety of perspectives and backgrounds so that our governance is as robust and as representative of our stakeholders as possible. The appointment will be for an initial three-year term. This is a voluntary role, however out-of-pocket expenses will be considered. How to apply To apply, please send a letter describing why you would like to be considered as a Trustee/​Chair of Trustees, along with a resume of your experience and a referee, preferably by email to office@​edenrt.​org by 31 March 2024. Please put TRUSTEE APPLICATION in the email subject line. or alternatively send by post: c/​o CEO, Eden Rivers Trust, 4 Cowper Road, Gilwilly Estate, Penrith, CA11 9BN Interviews will be held w/​c 15 April 2024 at Eden Rivers Trust’s office in Penrith (subject to candidate availability). For an informal chat with the Chief Executive, Elizabeth Radford, please ring 01768 866788.

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Project Officer: Landscape Recovery & Sustainable Farming

We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Project Officer to play a key role in the coordination and delivery of the Ock and Thame Farmers Freshwater and Floodplains Restoration Project, which is one of the most exciting wetland recovery schemes in the UK, funded by the latest round of Defra’s Landscape Recovery Programme. This is a partnership project with Freshwater Habitats Trust and aims to halt and reverse the decline of freshwater biodiversity and use nature-based solutions to contribute to net zero. This initial two-year funded phase will seek to establish a basis for a long-term (20 year) phase, enabled by private and public funds which will be sought as part of the initial 2‑year phase. Capitalising on extensive existing experience of freshwater and catchment management, the project will bring freshwater and wetland habitats into favourable condition, at least double the extent of priority and wildlife-rich freshwaters and increase freshwater and wetland carbon stocks. You will play an important role in the 2‑year Landscape Recovery development phase, liaising with farmers and other stakeholders; helping to commission and manage work streams to inform the project development; coordinate, collate and map baseline data for participating landholdings; help design practical land and habitat management interventions and prioritise opportunities to enhance sites in line with the project aims. This is an exciting role with opportunities to work with a wide partnership base, across two catchments, with varied activities, covering both desk-based and field-based work. The role is strategically significant, seeking as it does to address policy imperatives of nature recovery and net zero and new funding mechanisms (opportunities from green finance, whilst capitalising on a new funding landscape available to farmers). To learn more about the River Thame Conservation Trust and for a full breakdown of the job responsibilities and requirements, please see the attached job description below. Benefits Flexible working: Whilst a degree of presence in the Trust’s office base is essential, extensive latitude exists for a degree of homeworking, to suit personal circumstances. Annual leave: 24 days as standard, plus public Holidays. Three additional days p.a. may be allocated at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. Pension & Life Assurance through the Rivers Trust Pension Scheme (9% Employer and 6% employee contribution). Application Process To apply please send, via e‑mail the following to the RTCT Senior Project Officer Hilary Phillips: (e‑mail Hilary@​rivethame.​org): A covering letter (not more than two pages) outlining your motivation for the role, how you meet the required skills and experience, and how you would bring these to bear to deliver the role.A two-page CV. Deadline for applications: 09:00 Thursday the 7th of March. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be advised by 5pm on the 8th of March. Interviews are provisionally scheduled for the 15th (Project Officer Role) and 18th (Assistant Project Officer role) of March at the RTCT Offices in Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1XW.

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Assistant Project Officer: Sustainable Farming

This is an entry level agriculture and environment role which will support the delivery of our programme to promote and enable environmentally sustainable farming practices in the Thame catchment, and will be integral to the Trust’s activities. The programme comprises several projects, covering agri-ecological and sustainable water management systems on farms restoring natural capital using nature-based solutions. The programme will work with partners to promote sustainable food goals and achieve greater visibility of local supply chains, in-turn facilitating private and public investment to support this. You will support the further development of an existing catchment-focused, farm cluster and will deliver three main areas of work, under the guidance of the Programme Manager: Designing, planning and delivering a programme to grow, understanding and confidence of the cluster and its members in navigating new challenges and opportunities for economically and environmentally thriving agriculture.Talking to farmers to understand aspirations for their farm businesses, and how these might be achieved, recognising the range of existing and emerging opportunities.Undertaking farm visits to identify and map potential opportunities to achieve farmer aspirations and project goals. The role requires a professional, persuasive, and engaging individual with a familiarity with current agricultural policy, and interest in farming and sustainable food systems. You should have a passion and enthusiasm for the conservation sector, particularly for regenerative/agri-ecological and sustainable agriculture and will be expected to keep up-to-date with the latest sector developments. To learn more about the River Thame Conservation Trust and for a full breakdown of the job responsibilities and requirements, please see the attached job description below. Benefits Flexible working: Whilst a degree of presence in the Trust’s office base is essential, extensive latitude exists for a degree of homeworking, to suit personal circumstances. Annual leave: 24 days as standard, plus public Holidays. Three additional days p.a. may be allocated at the discretion of the Board of Trustees. Pension & Life Assurance through the Rivers Trust Pension Scheme (9% Employer and 6% employee contribution). Application Process To apply please send, via e‑mail the following to the RTCT Senior Project Officer Hilary Phillips: (e‑mail Hilary@​rivethame.​org): A covering letter (not more than two pages) outlining your motivation for the role, how you meet the required skills and experience, and how you would bring these to bear to deliver the role.A two-page CV. Deadline for applications: 09:00 Thursday the 7th of March. Applicants shortlisted for interview will be advised by 5pm on the 8th of March. Interviews are provisionally scheduled for the 15th (Project Officer Role) and 18th (Assistant Project Officer role) of March at the RTCT Offices in Wheatley, Oxfordshire, OX33 1XW.

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Project Officer

Nore River Catchment Trust wishes to recruit a Project Officer to manage and co-ordinate the activities of the trust, including the delivery of the strategic plan. Key Strategic Pillers and Enabling Mechanisms and Objectives of Nore River Catchment Trust Strategic Pillars Environment and HeritageTo ensure communities play an effective role in improving water quality and appreciate their heritage throughout the catchment.Recreation and AmenityTo promote sustainable recreational use within the catchment and to support new sustainable amenities on the River Nore and its tributaries with a focus on access for all.Land Use and EnterpriseTo support and protect the social infrastructure in rural areas and the systems that sustain them through encouraging a shift to environmentally sustainable activities. Enabling Mechanisms CommunityTo support and develop all communities across the catchment to increase their capacity (including skill sets and resources) to deliver and shape NRCT programmes throughout the catchment.Knowledge and TrainingTo provide educational opportunities for communities and individuals to enhance understanding and appreciation of all aspects of life in the catchment.Communication and CollaborationTo promote and ensure good collaboration and communication between all groups, agencies and individuals to achieve the vision of a vibrant and healthy river catchment.Good GovernanceTo put in place and implement structures, systems and processes to ensure that the organisation achieves its objectives and acts legally, with integrity and is managed in an efficient, effective, accountable and transparent way. The Role The Project Officer shall operate under the direction of, and report to, the Board of Trustees of the Nore River Catchment Trust. The post is initially for a period of one year, with the possibility of an extension thereafter, subject to funding. Part of the role of the successful candidate will be to secure ongoing funding to make the role fully sustainable, grow the resources of the organisation and indeed take on additional resources as required. Please see the attached job description for the full details of the role, responsibilities, position benefits, and person specification. Apply Application should be made in writing and including CV and cover letter to Mr Bob Wemyss, Chairperson, NRCT via email chairperson@​norevision.​ie no later than Friday 1st March 2024. All queries should also be sent to the above email address.

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