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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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Operations Arb Team Leader

Grade 3. 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 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 leading a team of operatives to deliver a range of work safely and professionally on WRT sites. 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. A background and experience of working in arboriculture is essential for this role. Job Description:The Operations Team Leader will report into the Operations Supervisor. Responsibilities:• Leading a team 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.• Developing junior members of staff and apprentices.• Delivering toolbox talks and other training to team members. • 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)• Previous experience of supervising a team.• Electrofishing and other fisheries and ecological monitoring and survey experience. (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 workloads including suitable delegation and supervision of tasks.• Supervision of small-scale projects and outputs.• Good communication skills.• Experience of mentoring and training others.• 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• Electrofishing Trained, Electrofishing Team Leader Trained (D)• 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 Arb Team Leader https://​hr​.breathehr​.com/​v/ope…

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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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