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Chair of Trustees

We are seeking to appoint a new Chair of Trustees who will work with our Board and CEO to guide our organisation to achieve its vision of healthy, thriving rivers for people and wildlife in the south east of England. You will lead SERT’s board of trustees to oversee the Trust’s strategy and financial sustainability; ensure the good governance of the Trust; advocate for the Trust where required and provide support and challenge to our CEO and Management Team. The Trust meets quarterly. The Chair drives the agenda and resulting actions. In addition, the Chair participates in quarterly finance committee meetings and other meetings on an as-needed basis in a governance role. The Trust has recently undergone a period of growth and you will facilitate its continuing success and maintain its position as a major player in the Rivers Trust network. You will manage the Trustees, ensuring we have the correct people, skills and experience in place. You will bring a deep, proactive, and reflective attitude towards diversity and inclusion. You will oversee the continued financial sustainability of the Trust, contributing strategy insights to the development of different income streams and project funding as appropriate. You will have a passion for biodiversity, conservation and the Rivers movement in the south east. You will understand how to ignite the passion in others. Application process To apply, please email the following to [email protected]​southeastriverstrust.​org: a CV (two pages max.)a covering letter (two pages max.) focussing on your relevant knowledge, experience and skills and how they align to the position. Please outline the number of days/​hours you could work and when you would be available to startSERT’s diversity monitoring formThere is no deadline for applications as we shall organise interviews on an ongoing basis starting interviews in March 2022. No agencies please. If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact us on the above email, either directly with any queries or arrange a phone conversation. Trustee Chair Job Description SERT-Equality-and-Diversity-Monitoring-Form

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Trustee

We would like to appoint new Trustees to expand our Board, who will work together with the CEO and Management Team to guide our organisation to achieve its vision of healthy, thriving rivers for people and wildlife in the south east of England. As our organisation grows, we are seeking candidates who will challenge, support and amplify the work that we do. Trustees will assist the Chair in ensuring the good governance and financial sustainability of the charity; they will contribute to its strategic development, and share their specific areas of knowledge, experience and expertise to enhance all that we do. We are particularly interested to hear from people who: Have significant experience and understanding of farming, and the opportunities available for landowners and environmental organisations to work together to bring positive impacts for allHave experience of leading and managing growth and changeHave experience of working within the water industry in any capacityHave experience in any of the following areas: legal, financial, education, community engagement, HR, research, fundraising, engineering, strategic planning, marcomms and ecologyCan broaden and deepen the diversity of thought and experience represented in our organisation. We aim to represent and reflect the diverse communities that our rivers serve It would also be ideal if you had: A passion for protecting the water environmentA track record of successfully working within or managing a senior teamExperience in writing funding bids and a good understanding of what makes them successfulGood knowledge of the funding streams available to an environmental charityUnderstanding of the environment of the south east of England​.An ability to think strategically and discern how to prioritise opportunities that will ensure growth and sustainabilityExperience in developing successful corporate funding relationshipsAn environmental qualificationA flexible and growth mindset If you wish to join our team, then please apply by visiting the Trust’s website for a full role description and application form. There is no deadline for applications as we shall organise interviews on an ongoing basis starting interviews in June 2022. No agencies please. If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact us on the above email, either directly with any queries or arrange a phone conversation.

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Land Management & Environmental Markets Officer

We are looking to recruit a land management officer with an understanding of farming and a motivation to develop new environmental markets – this job offers the opportunity to make a real contribution to a more sustainable future. Joining our Strategic Development and Stewardship team, you will help shape and deliver integrated catchment management in the UK and Ireland working on an expanding range of projects at an exciting time. We welcome applications from people with land management experience, a track record of working within the farming community and a good understanding of farm subsidy schemes and income foregone. The role is home-based but will involve regular on-site visits across the country, particularly in the North West. The ability to work independently is important but you will be supported by a close and welcoming team. This role could be adapted to suit someone looking for a development opportunity or for a more experienced candidate – get in touch with dan.​[email protected]​theriverstrust.​org in the first instance if you have any questions about the job or applying. We welcome applications from people from all groups and communities. To apply, please contact [email protected]​theriverstrust.​org with a completed application form, covering letter and monitoring form. We will not accept CVs without an application form. Interviews will be held remotely and are planned for Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th September. 

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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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