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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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Director of Communications and Advocacy

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 now needed more urgently than ever as water supply and quality move up the public agenda. Following the departure of the previous postholder to take up a global water policy role, we are looking for a Directory of Communications and Advocacy to join our Senior Management Team and represent ourselves and our 60 member trusts in the UK and Ireland. You will be working with a wide range of external stakeholders including government ministers, media outlets, corporate partners and donors, and leading the development of a dynamic team. People management and project skills, a strong commitment to the restoration of the water environment and a good understanding of wider environmental issues are all essential, as well as a knowledge of UK environmental NGOs, government agencies and politics. The ability to communicate, influence and take a strategic approach on our behalf is also vital to what is a pivotal role with the opportunity to make a huge personal impact. We are a welcoming and supportive organisation, and are keen to receive applications from all groups, communities and personal circumstances.. This is a full-time home-based role with scope to work flexible hours, and you could be based anywhere in the country (though the ability to travel nationwide for meetings and events, particularly in the London area, is necessary.) You can find out more about the work we do on our website and in our most recent annual review. A full job description and person specification is available to download below. If, after reading it, you have any questions about the role itself or making an application, please contact our CEO Mark.​[email protected]​theriverstrust.​org in the first instance – all enquiries will be treated confidentially. To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria set out in the person specification to [email protected]​theriverstrust.​org and also use this address if you have any access needs with making an application. Please also complete our equality monitoring form and include with your application. First round interviews will be held remotely and are planned for Friday 21st October 2022. Salary: £62,000 pa Closing date: Monday 10th October 2022

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Senior Land Advisor – Fowey Catchment – Upstream Thinking

Part time Contract – 30 hour per week (which can be worked flexibly). Salary between £27,900 and £29,000 pro-rated (dependent on experience) Benefits including 9% pension 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, government funding and charitable organisations to deliver change both in our rivers and on the land that they drain. We work with grants, watercompany funded initiatives, government funding and through commercial activities to deliver change both in our rivers and on the land that they drain.We are looking for a Senior Land Advisor to join our team, supporting them in delivering the Upstream Thinking Project. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to work for Westcountry Rivers Trust, a dynamic and aspirational organisation at the forefront of environmental thinking and practical conservation in the UK today. Following the success of Upstream Thinking 1 and 2 in the Fowey catchment, Westcountry Rivers Trust continue to work with South West Water to deliver the third phase of the Upstream Thinking (UST) initiative, running from 2020 to 2025. Having undertaken significant advice and grant work in the catchment over the last 12 years, we are seeking a Senior Land Advisor to join our Land Team and provide coverage on the River Fowey catchment in Cornwall. Job Description:The Senior Land Advisor will report to the Upstream Thinking Senior Project Manager, and will work alongside other advisors and Land Team colleagues. Joining the Land Team at WRT your role will be to apply your practical and professional knowledge and experience in the Agricultural and Environmental sectors which will combine delivery of farm and landowner engagement, the ability to identify and development opportunities in catchment management, whilst meeting the key project remit and deliverables. The Upstream Thinking project seeks to improve water qualityabstracted from key rivers which enter the drinking water supply and reduce the levels of treatment required, through proactively tackling water quality at source. The project offers, grant funding and integrated farm plans to land owners to implement positive change whilst seeking to optimise wider benefits such as boosting biodiversity through enhancing habitats and species, building greater resilience from the effects of climate change, mitigating flood risk or increasing Carbon sequestration. The approach is win-win; for the farm environment and farm business. Working as a Senior Land Advisor requires a complex suite of skills and experience which includes professional Agri Industry qualifications as well as practical on the ground experience, an ability to engage a diverse audience at all levels, scientific or technical expertise and an approachable and trustworthy personality to allow WRT to build on our existing presence and reputation locally. The Trust prides itself on its ability to provide scientifically grounded advice in a role which requires strong interpersonal skills, the overall aim to support sustainable best farm practice and encourage uptake of positive actions. Responsibilities:Develop and deliver tailored farm advice, plans, reports or events as part of a programme of water and land management improvements – including capital grants & agri-environment scheme applications — achieving project objectives and timescales.Develop actions and share workload with clear understanding of delegated actions and mentoring requirements.Liaise with the UST Project Manager and other members of the Land Team, to ensure clear communication and demonstrate progress or outcomes and to share knowledge as appropriate.Proactively develop leads and contacts over time, to build on WRT existing coverage across the target catchments to engage directly with farmers, landowners and growers to raise awareness of the project and build opportunities for project delivery through liaison with the Senior Land Advisors to delegate follow up.Undertake surveys, monitoring (e.g. water quality, soil or nutrient) or analysis as required — supporting evidence of actions for case studies, reports and project promotion.Co-ordinate, attend and contribute to relevant meetings, workshops or stakeholder groups to achieve Project aims and to share best practice, raise awareness and promote WRTs role.Work closely with the Project Manager and Project Administrator to ensure project outputs, deadlines and reporting are met as well as with other key members or Teams at WRT e.g. for delivery, admin etc.Build relationships across the Trust to increase the reach and impact of Upstream Thinking across the Trust.Proactively build contacts across sectors to further identify opportunities which align with project remit or achieve mutual objectives e.g. Countryside Stewardship, Community Initiatives etc​.To proactively identify commercial opportunities for discussion with the Project Manager​.To take ownership of project deliverables, targets and deadlines whilst seeking to exceed and excel, consider innovations and trial solutions.General advocacy of the Trust to promote and deliver services to funders, clients, and partners.You may be asked to take on other relevant duties as appropriate inc. developing ideas, identifying options for new work, drafting bids or tenders.The role requires regular local travel within the catchments, local area, WRT office and meetings. Person specification. Knowledge and ExperienceAppropriate Degree level qualification (or equivalent work experience) in an Agricultural or conservation/​farming related discipline.Sound knowledge of agriculture and local farming practices, as well as Agri-Environment schemes and relevant Policies or Legislation; in particular soil and water conservation.Confident and competent to deliver tailored farm advice including the interpretation and feedback of data eg. nutrient plans, soil data.Experience of catchment-scale approaches and processes, familiar with concepts of Ecosystem Services, Natural Capital, Natural Flood Management, Nature Based Solutions etc.Knowledge and competence in Microsoft Office applications, accuracy & attention to detail with record keeping.Local area knowledge an advantage.BASIS Soil & Water and/​or FACTS trained (D).Proven experience in handling Countryside Stewardship or Woodland Grant applications (D).Experience of project management and co-ordinating activities across a team (D) Skills and CompetenciesA proactive approach and evidence of using own initiative with effective problem-solving skills.Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate, engage and present at multiple levels and across different sectors.Ability to develop and maintain good working relations with internal staff and external clients.Confident networker with the ability to identify and develop potential opportunities or leads.Adaptable and organised in prioritising workload, managing conflicting demands and working effectively to deadlines with minimum supervision.Ability to influence stakeholders and negotiate outcomes.Ability to travel regularly and to remote sites.A professional and businesses orientated approach.A sound working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. AttributesReliable, positive attitude & work ethicAbility to deliver accurate and timely project monitoring, reporting and administrationTeam player, tactful, diplomatic and confident. Willing to work with others to seek solutions.Pro-active attitude towards meeting and exceeding goalsApproachable, professional, trustworthyInnovative, adaptable, practical.Supports and promotes the WRT ethos. Notes We support hybrid working and you will be working from home but will need to travel to meetings in our office at Stoke Climsland and to sites across the delivery area. To apply: Send your CV and a one page covering letter clearly marked as applying for the job of Senior Land Advisor – Fowey Catchment using the following link: https://​hr​.breathehr​.com/​v/sen… further information see www​.wrt​.org​.uk Submission by: 5pm on Wednesday 5th October 2022 Interviews will take place on : Monday 17th October 2022

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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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