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Operations Team — Programme Supervisor

Westcountry Rivers Trust is recruiting a Operations Team Programme Supervisor. This is a full time (37.5 hours per week), permanent contract after a successful 6 month probation period. There will be the opportunity to work from home in this role and work flexible hours. Travel to sites throughout the Westcountry will also be required regularly; this role is a mixture of office and site-based. Benefits: 25 days Annual Leave; 9% Employer Pension The Role: As project delivery specialist contractors and consultants in the freshwater environment, the Operations Team undertakes and supports the in-house delivery of a range of projects delivered either directly by the team or supported by our trusted sub-contractors. The type of project outputs, monitoring and interventions we deliver and oversee consist of, but aren’t limited to, bankside and in-river habitat management work, wetland creation, protection and restoration, tree planting and woodland creation, gravel augmentation, natural flood management (NFM) and other nature-based solution (NBS) opportunities.This role will contribute to the effective delivery of the broad programme of work undertaken by our Operational Team at WRT across a range of projects. Supporting the Operations Manager and Operational Team by taking the lead on project and programme management, internal and external engagement, and enabling processes which assist our good work to be delivered. This role will support development of the team and Trust during an exciting period of growth and opportunity, enabling the delivery of projects and encouraging the environmental resilience and sustainability of our catchments throughout the South West. Key Responsibilities: • Support the Operations Team and other departments at WRT with managing the effective delivery of our work programme across a range of projects at the Trust, including the provision of technical experience and knowledge where appropriate. • Supporting other project and team managers with a range of outputs, providing realistic time frames and cost estimates to develop a schedule of project activities and key milestones to achieve project objectives.• To highlight and manage risks, issues, and changes to the work programme.• Work with the Operations Manager and H&S lead to identify skills gaps and develop appropriate training programmes. • To maintain, interrogate and regularly update work schedules, deliverables, budget or activity logs and extracting information for reporting, in liaison with the Operations Manager and team. • Managing project budgets and team expenditure, checking invoices, costings on proformas and financial information from suppliers.• Prepare and review essential project-related paperwork such as Risk Assessments, Method Statements, Site Assessments and Surveys, reports and collation of material and data. • To build positive relationships and liaise regularly with colleagues and external partners or organisations. • Support with events, meetings, and workshops.• To attend formal and informal training and develop relevant knowledge and skills (CPD) as appropriate. • May be required to carry out other duties from time to time commensurate with the level of the post. • Maintain appropriate confidentiality of information relating to WRT and its employees and maintain compliance with the UK GDPR. Essential Criteria: Experience working in a project and site-based setting, including planning and delivering a portfolio of work and managing sites in a multi-task environmentStrong administration skills with a desire to continually improve and streamline processes.A proactive approach and ability to use initiative and problem solve, with a strength in the logistical management of a team and multiple workloads.The ability to work accurately with a high attention to detail.The ability to work to manage your workload and meet deadlines, managing conflicting demands and working effectively to deadlines with minimum supervision.Experience managing/​mentoring people effectively and planning workloads across a team to ensure objectives are delivered.Effective verbal and written communication with the ability to build positive working relationships.Demonstrable experience working with MS Office suite, especially Word and Excel.Formal education to Level 2 (GCSE Maths and English to grade C or equivalent).Experience working with or performing appropriate desk-based and site surveys for statutory designations, species and habitats, services (above and below ground), historic environment features or similar.A knowledge and understanding of biosecurity and NNIS in relation to identifying and managing these on-site. Desirable Criteria: Previous experience working within a forestry/​arboriculture, agricultural or construction-based environment or similar.Experience working with Health and Safety policy, process and site-based documentation. Membership of a relevant professional organisation.Higher level site supervision/​management or other H&S qualification.Degree-level qualification in a subject relevant to the environmental sector. Apply by midnight on Sunday 14 April 2024 by CV and Covering Letter to: https://​hr​.breathehr​.com/​v/ope… Interviews will be held in person at our offices in Stoke Climsland on Tuesday 23 April 2024 For queries about this role or the application process please contact recruitment@​wrt.​org.​uk

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GIS and Data Officer

At Severn Rivers Trust we are passionate about catchment scale restoration and have big ambitions to rise to the challenge, scaling both our conservation programmes and our work to better engage and educate the communities of the Severn, to the turn the tide on environmental degradation. We’re an agile organisation, with a can-do attitude and a willingness to take on new challenges. So, if you like to get stuff done, and want to be at forefront of ecological restoration, working along the UK’s longest river, then Severn Rivers Trust could be just the place for you. Purpose of the job Severn Rivers Trust are recruiting for a GIS and Data Officer, whose role it will be to underpin the evidence-based approach taken by the Trust, by managing, analysing and communicating spatial data to inform effective river catchment management. Working within our Development Team, this position will provide cross-cutting technical support to team members throughout our organisation, meaning you will have the opportunity to input into a broad portfolio of ambitious and exciting environmental programmes. The work will be diverse and fast evolving, including activities such as data collation and analysis to identify opportunities for on-the-ground interventions, working with our operations team to map and monitor delivery, and the production of high-quality graphics and digital outputs to support reporting and communications. The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated and passionate about securing the ecological resilience of our rivers and wider environment. The role will require skills in problem-solving and innovation, providing technical support and knowledge-sharing solutions to facilitate the use of data and evidence for integrated catchment management across the River Severn catchment. Updates (severnriver​strust​.com)

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Senior Project Officer

The River Waveney Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to improving and protecting the River Waveney, making it a better place for people and wildlife. We are part of the Rivers Trust movement, a network of over 60 Rivers Trusts across the UK. We work on a variety of projects with partners, communities and volunteers to deliver a wide range of projects including river restoration, natural flood management, farm advice, river access, river monitoring, volunteer events, community engagement and education. This is an exciting opportunity for a new person to join our Trust and take a pivotal role in developing and growing the organisation. The Trust currently comprises four members of staff and is running many varied environmental and community projects with further work in development. The team is welcoming, open and inclusive and places a high value on supporting each other to work to the best of our abilities. The role will suit an experienced and self-motivated individual with skills in project management and finance within a charity setting. The ideal candidate will have a background in environmental charity work, with an emphasis on rivers and catchments, but other project management backgrounds will be considered if the candidate is dedicated to the role. Critical to the role is enthusiasm and dedication to help our charity succeed in its mission. The role will include providing direct line management support for up to five members of staff, and overseeing project delivery for those staff members. We are committed to providing equal opportunities and welcome applications from all groups, communities and personal circumstances. Please download the attached Job description for a full breakdown of the role, responsibilities, and person specification. General Information Contract period: The position is full-time, on a permanent contract, with the understanding that the successful candidate will contribute to the future long-term success of the role, through the development of projects and funding streams alongside the Director. Place of work and ethos: A blend of home, office and other site visits/​meetings is expected. Flexibility is encouraged to achieve a good work life balance; in exchange commitment, honesty and integrity are expected from the candidate. The candidate must be based within a reasonable distance of the Waveney Catchment. We cannot accept applications from candidates who are based remotely or who do not have the right to work in the UK. Driving licence and vehicle: A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential. Due to the remote nature of the work, we cannot accept applications from individuals who do not have a driving licence or access to a car. The candidate is expected to insure their own vehicle for work-use (this should not increase the premium). Mileage expenses are paid at £0.45 a mile. Mileage does not cover commuting to the office but will cover agreed commutes from home and office within the catchment. Application Process: Please send your CV and a cover letter/​email outlining why you are interested and how your experience links to the job specification. At most two sides A4 recommended for each. We also accept videos in place of the cover letter. Please send your completed application to info@​riverwaveneytrust.​org If you have any questions about the role, please contact Martha Meek, the Trust’s Director, martha@​riverwaveneytrust.​org or 07903 243108 Application deadline: Monday 22nd April 2024 at 11.59 pm Interview venue and format: Thursday 2nd May. In-person within the Waveney Catchment, or online if preferred. If you have missed the deadline, or are unsure if you fit the criteria for the role, but still feel you would be a good fit for working with our Trust, please do forward on your CV which we will keep on record for the future.

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Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Purpose: To lead on the internal monitoring and evaluation activities of the programmeReports to: Strategic Evidence and GIS ManagerLocation: Clitheroe Hours: 37.5 hours per week Salary: £27,000 to £29,500 subject to experienceContract: Fixed term 2 years with possibility of extension Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) is a regional charity established in 1998 to conserve the Ribble Catchment, particularly its rivers, brooks, becks, and streams. Over the last 10 years, RRT has developed and grown into a sector-leading organisation, known for getting things done, strong partnership working and a collaborative approach. We have five teams focusing on Data and Evidence, Land Management, People and Learning, River Conservation and Core Services. Every team member is empowered to achieve their best. Our teams work collaboratively on integrated projects to improve, protect and create a mosaic of habitats and land uses that will lead to a healthy riverine environment. This is underpinned by a science-driven approach that delivers multiple benefits. The Trust also works collaboratively and in partnership with a range of organisations, such as the Environment Agency, United Utilities, Jamie’s Farm, Woodland Trust, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, The Forest of Bowland AONB, and many Local Authorities. With Support from Defra’s Species Survival Fund we are launching a new programme of river improvement projects called Ribble Revival: Room for Rivers’. This programme has significant amounts of on-the-ground habitat conservation activities, with most having elements of volunteering and community engagement. These activities include; tree planting, woodland maintenance, fencing, wetland creation, river channel habitat improvement, and fish passage, to name a few. This role will undertake the evaluation and monitoring of these activities, particularly looking to report on the target species’ (Smelt, Eels, Salmon and Trout) response to the activities. The role will also work with the Trust’s Seasonal Surveyor Interns and our Citizen Science volunteers to aid in the monitoring and evaluation of these activities, as well as learning about catchment conservation. As such, the Trust is looking to recruit a competent and enthusiastic person who will be joining a creative team, committed to making a difference to the environment. This person will have knowledge of developing and delivering monitoring and evaluation of projects. The successful candidate will have knowledge of topics such as catchment/landscape-scale conservation, ecosystem services, river restoration, and how physical improvement projects deliver these topics. To view the full job description and apply for this role visit ribbletrust​.org​.uk/​j​o​b​-​v​a​c​a​n​cies/. Please note that the deadline for this vacancy is Thursday 18th April, with interviews on the 1st and 2nd May.

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Data and Monitoring Officer

West Cumbria Rivers Trust have an exciting opportunity to join a team of passionate people working on Resilient Glenderamackin’ – our ambitious and large-scale blended finance catchment restoration project. This role provides an opportunity to develop and deliver the robust monitoring programmes required for the project. Having successfully become a round 2 Landscape Recovery pilot, we are looking to build the existing Resilient Glenderamackin team to develop the project, with the aim to start delivering on the ground in 2025. Working closely with the project team, and in particular the Rivers Trust Ecosystem Services Analyst, you will be able to use your skills and knowledge to develop, and subsequently, deliver, the Monitoring and Evaluation Plan’ element of the Landscape Recovery project. This will be key to demonstrating the impact of our work on areas such as flood risk, water quality and biodiversity. The successful candidate will have a degree or equivalent experience in an environmental, hydrological, or science related discipline, and at least 2 years’ work experience or post-graduate qualifications in a relevant subject area. You will have a keen interest in the water environment and passion to work collectively with others to ensure projects such as this make a real difference to people and the environment. Your attention to detail and strong analytical and data management skills will ensure you can succeed in this role. We do not expect the candidate to have experience in all aspects of monitoring, therefore training and support will be provided, however, hydrological monitoring is a key aspect and successful candidate will ideally have some expertise in this area. You will be part of a friendly and supportive team, reporting to the Resilient Glenderamackin Project Manager and supported by the Trust’s Senior Management Team, WCRT’s Trustees and the wider staff team. Please download the attached job description for a breakdown of the role, responsibilities, and person specification. To apply for this post, please send your CV with a covering letter setting out your experience and qualifications as highlighted in the job specification to recruitment@​westcumbriariverstrust.​org ensuring your application is marked as Data & Monitoring Officer application. The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 15th April 2024. Interviews will be held at our offices in Keswick on Wednesday 24th April 2024. If you would like to discuss the post further please contact Clair Payne on 017687 75429 or email clair@​westcumbriariverstrust.​org.

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Electrofishing Survey Assistant — Summer Placement

West Cumbria Rivers Trust is an environmental charity dedicated to improving the watercourses, their wildlife and surrounding catchments in West Cumbria for people and wildlife. Our patch covers several principal river catchments and seven iconic lakes spanning a substantial part of the Lake District National Park, West Cumbria and the Solway. We have an impressive track record of successful delivery of projects. With support from local angling clubs, riparian owners, and other funding bodies, the Trust undertakes an extensive juvenile salmonid survey programme within the River Derwent, Ehen and Irt catchments which has run for the last nine years. This provides vital data to target watercourse improvement work undertaken by ourselves and many other partner organisations. The Trust is looking for a survey assistant to help the team undertake the vast number of sites proposed for this survey season. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in working in the environmental sector, participating in conservation and fisheries work. The Trust is keen to provide opportunities for newly qualified talented people looking to start their career, or take a change in career direction, especially those local to the Trust’s area, and further opportunities within the Trust may be available for the right person. The successful candidate will ideally have some form of environmental qualification or relevant work experience and must be confident working in watercourses and be able to swim. The work is physically demanding and therefore a good degree of physical fitness is required with sometimes lengthy walks to the river sites with heavy equipment. The post relies on the use of volunteers and good communication skills and organisation skills are essential. The ability to drive one of WCRT’s 4x4’s is also a requirement of the role. Please download the attached job description for a full breakdown of the role, responsibilities, and person specification. The successful candidate will be part of a friendly, passionate and supportive team, reporting to WCRT’s Fisheries Officer and supported by the wider staff team and a good supply of chocolate biscuits. If you believe that you have the passion, commitment and skills to take this exciting opportunity forward then we would like to hear from you. For further details please visit the West Cumbria Rivers Trust website: https://​www​.west​cum​bri​ariver​strust​.org/​c​o​n​t​a​c​t​/jobs To apply for this post please send your CV with a covering letter setting out your experience and qualifications as highlighted in the job description to recruitment@​westcumbriariverstrust.​org. The closing Date for applications is 9am on Monday 22nd April and interviews will be held at our offices in Keswick on Friday 26th April 2024. If you would like to discuss the post further please contact Ruth Mackay on 017687 75429 or email ruth@​westcumbriariverstrust.​org.

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Project Officer

West Cumbria Rivers Trust have an exciting opportunity to join a team of passionate people working on Resilient Glenderamackin’ – our ambitious and large-scale blended finance catchment restoration project. This role provides an opportunity to work closely with farm businesses to develop and deliver an ambitious multi-million pound programme of work on the ground to restore watercourses and the wider catchment for multiple benefits. Having successfully become a round 2 Landscape Recovery pilot, we are looking to build the existing Resilient Glenderamackin team to develop the project, with the aim to start delivering on the ground in 2025. Working closely with the project team, you will be able to use your skills and knowledge to develop and deliver projects on the ground from concept through to delivery, to increase flood and drought resilience, improve water quality, and enhance in-river and wider catchment biodiversity in line with the objectives of the Resilient Glenderamackin project. Working closely with farmers and landowners, local communities and partner organisations, you will play an important part in initially developing, and subsequently delivering the Land Management Plan’ element of the Landscape Recovery project. You will also be required to support other elements of the wider project and farmer group events. The successful candidate will have a degree, or equivalent experience, in an environmental or agricultural discipline and at least 2 years’ experience in environmental project delivery. Building and maintaining positive working relationships with the farmers and landowners, upon whose land project interventions will be delivered, is a key aspect of this role. Therefore, strong communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide variety of people in a friendly and professional manner is essential. You will be a self-starter who can demonstrate a committed, mature and flexible approach and have the passion to develop our work in the catchment. You will also have excellent organisational, I.T. and reporting skills. Training and support will be provided. Please download the attached job description for a full breakdown of the role, responsibilities, and person specification. You will be part of a friendly and supportive team, reporting to the Resilient Glenderamackin Project Manager and supported by the Trust’s Senior Management Team, WCRT’s Trustees and the wider staff team. To apply for this post please send your CV with a covering letter setting out your experience and qualifications as highlighted in the job specification to recruitment@​westcumbriariverstrust.​org ensuring it is marked as Project Officer application. The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 15th April 2024. Interviews will be held at our offices in Keswick on 22nd April 2024. If you would like to discuss the post further please contact Clair Payne on 017687 75429 or email clair@​westcumbriariverstrust.​org.

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Rother Partnership Coordinator

Arun and Rother Rivers Trust are seeking to recruit to the role of Rother Partnership Coordinator, on a full-time basis for a small but growing charity. Are you a dynamic and motivated individual with a strong background in partnership work, looking for your next challenge? Do you have a passion for our water environment and wish to work for an ambitious local charity? This could be the role for you. Based in West Sussex, the Arun & Rother Rivers Trust is part of the national Rivers Trust network – individual charities working across the country to improve the river/​water environment. The role This role will support the establishment, growth and success of the Rother Partnership. The partnership will bring together a diverse range of stakeholders, landowners, farmers, community groups and individuals to collaboratively set aims, objectives, and a costed action plan to bring about positive landscape scale change for the Western Rother. The Coordinator will create an ambitious, strategic case for support, working with core partners to submit a bid or bids to major funding streams. How to Apply Please see the attached job profile & personal specification, and email a cover letter and CV to info@​arrt.​org.​uk . We welcome informal discussions if you would like further information about this role or working for ARRT. Your cover letter should detail how you fit the role & person specification and be no longer than two pages. Applications should be made by 9am on Monday 22nd April 2024 Interviews will take place week commencing 6th May 2024 

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Senior Farm Advisor (Nature Restoration)

At Bristol Avon Rivers Trust (BART), we work in partnership with landowners, businesses, community groups, local government, and their advisers for the natural environment to identify and deliver interventions to make our catchment richer and more resilient to pressures. We are looking for a person to join our expanding team to identify habitats and species worth protecting — identify opportunities for habitat creation, expansion, and improvement through sustainable land management across the Bristol Avon catchment —from the headwaters of sub-catchments, right down to the lowland floodplains of North Somerset and the Severn Vale. The Senior Farm Advisor will coordinate and oversee a Farmer-led Nature Recovery Initiative” in the Chew Valley and Cam and Wellow catchments in Bath and Northeast Somerset forming a central workstream of this position. The coordination of these farm clusters, which will be facilitated by the Bristol Avon Rivers Trust (BART), will act as a formalised means of interacting and working together with landowners and farmers at the catchment scale, addressing a critical barrier to unlocking investment for nature’s recovery and encourage sustainable agriculture in priority landscapes. In order to implement programmes on the ground, the project includes a capital grant scheme. The Senior Farm Advisor will play a central role in facilitating the application process working with a project governing board and assisting landowners in developing proposals. This new role is a key addition to our team, who focus on solving environmental problems with nature-based solutions. Working to support and advise colleagues, you will be out in the field conducting surveys, walkovers, and site visits — to help both gather evidence of issues and build habitat improvement projects that offer multiple benefits to important ecosystem services such as natural flood management, carbon capture and storage, and water stewardship to support a biodiverse and resilient catchment. In addition to this, the Senior Farm Advisor role will involve the development of whole farm plans, desk based work to continue on from opportunities discussed in the field, including the production of outline designs allowing the Trust to take plans forward to delivery phase. This role will involve the management and oversight of certain projects and their budgets, as well as completing grant applications with landowners, and therefore the role will involve a good proportion of working from home as well as being out in the field. This position will be the Trusts’ representative at the West Of England Agricultural Group and will contribute to the Trust’s growing farm advisor work, with a focus on scoping the delivery of wildlife friendly agricultural advice and land management, in order to further the Trust’s goals to restore wildlife and connect people with nature across the Bristol Avon catchment. BART’s ambition is for our soil and water resources to be managed sustainably to enable food production alongside functioning ecosystems and wildlife rich habitats, and we strive for our local communities, decision-makers, landowners, and business to work collectively to protect and enhance the health of our rivers. Key Responsibilities To identify new landowners and farm managers that BART can help advise or support in the management of wildlife friendly farming and land management practices; with a focus on clusters of farmers, and owners of large estates, and working in our priority catchments alongside partners and other eNGO’s. To identify new opportunities for BART to expand its landowner engagement work, such as: Establish and /​or partake in farmer Clusters (e.g. via facilitation fund) to bring farmers, and other land managers together to work cooperatively and prioritise activities to improve the local natural environment, at a landscape scale.Create partnerships with landowners, NGOs and other stakeholders for landscape scale wildlife interventions on privately owned land.Supporting farm businesses to enter government schemes (e.g., Countryside Stewardship, Woodland Management, and the new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS), or environmental assurance schemes (e.g., Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF) and other capital grant schemes which encourage environmentally sensitive practice.Undertaking farm surveys (for wildlife and natural capital) and developing whole-farm plans aimed to deliver environmental goods (e.g., carbon, soil, wildlife benefits, for the new ELMS). Working closely and supporting BART’s ecologists.Undertaking land management on farms to deliver environmental goods and enhance wildlife on agricultural land. An example working week is very diverse and could involve organising farm events, undertaking farm walkover surveys to identify opportunities for landscape recovery, monitoring farm trials, leading farm cluster groups, as well as desk-based elements of writing whole farm plans, managing project budgets, identifying funding routes and developing grant funding applications to support farmers in taking action. Where you’ll be working BART is a charitable organisation focussed on protecting and improving rivers and waterways across the Bristol Avon Catchment. We operate across North Somerset, Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and Northeast Somerset and Wiltshire, working in partnership with the Environment Agency, local authorities, the water industry, private landowners and their tenants, charitable organisations, and community interest groups. You will be working across the range of landscapes and habitats in the Bristol Avon catchment. There will be a mix of working from home and across the river catchment. Who we are looking for BART is looking for a candidate with a sound understanding of agricultural land management from both a yard infrastructure and compliance perspective as well as a sound understanding of environmental measures such as those included within Countryside Stewardship and the Sustainable Farming Incentive. You will have excellent communication skills and a down to earth approach towards working with people. You will be self-motivated and able to work across a number of environments including from home, can manage competing deadlines, and deliver tasks to a high standard and provide line management to BART’s Farm Advisor. You must have a clean full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle. Above all, you will be committed to our agenda as a Trust, what we stand for, and what we want to achieve. Person Specification Experience of: Demonstrating leadership and expertise in wildlife friendly agricultural advice and land management. Knowledge and Understanding of: Current environmental legislation, including Biodiversity Net Gain, Priority Habitats, and Priority Species Essential.Ecosystem goods and services Essential.Metrics for quantifying and reporting landscape changes (e.g. woodland carbon code, peatland carbon code) Desirable.Strategic partnership development and relationship management Desirable. Skills and Qualifications Essential Degree or equivalent level of experience in agriculture, or another relevant environmental discipline.Minimum of 4 years’ experience in delivering agricultural advice and/​or management.Experience in undertaking land management on agricultural land to deliver environmental goods and enhance wildlife.Excellent communication skills, with a track record of building and maintaining relationships with external part​ners​.An ability to work under pressure, and experience of managing own workload with minimum supervision whilst meeting deadlines.Excellent IT skills especially with Microsoft Office.A current UK-valid driving licence. Desirable Experience in facilitating Farmer Clusters, and/​or supporting farm businesses enter countryside stewardship schemes.Line management experience. Experience of managing projects and budgets.Relevant professional qualification (RICTS/FACTS/BASIS).Mapping using LandApp, GIS, and others Desirable.Presenting environmental information to develop compelling evidence for change.Experience in line management of staff as this role will oversee 1 or more Farm Advisor’s. Personal Qualities Excellent organisational skills/​discipline and the ability to plan, track, deliver and evaluate work Essential.Ability to prioritise and deliver work to relevant standards and tight deadlines Essential.Ability to work under own initiative, and as part of a larger, cross-functional team Essential.Amenable and friendly towards colleagues and external parties. Excellent at building rapport and trust amongst farmers and land managers Essential.Innovative and applies creative thought to develop new initiatives and problem solving Desirable. Standard Terms & Conditions Salary: £39,000 pro rata. Salaries are paid each month by bank transfer. Hours: The Trust operates a 40-hour working week (full time). Our core hours of business are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Contract: This position is permanent Flexibility: The Trust recognises the importance of a strong work-life balance and actively promotes this. The Trust, where possible, endeavours to meet the flexible working needs of its employees. A high degree of flexibility is provided to staff members in relation to hours and location of work. Part time work may be considered. Holidays: 25 days per year (in addition to bank and public holidays). (Pro rata for part time roles) Pensions: You may be eligible to be auto enrolled to the Rivers Trust Group Pension Plan with Royal London which provides an employer contribution of 9%. Notice Period: One month following satisfactory completion of a 6‑month probationary period. Place of Work: The position holder must reside within the Bristol Avon catchment area. Home office based, with travel across the catchment as required. Travel: Public transport is encouraged where possible. Business mileage is claimed through our expense’s procedure. The candidate must have access to a vehicle for business purposes and a clean driving license. Closing date The closing date for applications for this role is Tuesday 30th April. Interviews Interviews will be held using video conferencing week commencing Monday 6th May. How to Apply To apply please email your CV and a covering letter detailing your experience relevant to the role to melissa@​bristolavonriverstrust.​org before the closing date. We look forward to receiving your application. If you would like an informal conversation about this role, or if you would like more information, please contact us at: info@​bristolavonriverstrust.​org and we will arrange a convenient time for a discussion.

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Programme Manager (Lower Severn)

Here at Severn Rivers Trust, we are passionate about catchment scale restoration and have big ambitions to rise to the challenge, scaling both our conservation programmes and our work to better engage and educate the communities of the Severn, to the turn the tide on the restoration of this great River. We’re an agile organisation, with a can-do attitude and a willingness to take on new challenges. So, if you like to get stuff done, and want to be at forefront of ecological restoration, working along the UK’s longest river, then Severn Rivers Trust could be just the place for you. Our expanding portfolio of work means we have an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our Management Team, in the role of Programme Manager, to oversee our conservation programmes in the Lower Severn. Job title: Programme Manager (Lower Severn) Location of job: Hybrid working — home based with regular travel requirements throughout your allocated region of the catchment. Post holder reports to: CEO Salary: £34,000 – £40,200 per annum (9% employer pension contribution) Position type: Permanent Benefits: Generous home-working allowance, flexible working arrangements Overall purpose of the job: The Programme Manager role will join our expanding Operations Team, taking the lead on overseeing the coordination of a diverse portfolio of catchment restoration schemes, from landscape-scale woodland creation schemes to natural flood management initiatives to fish pass infrastructure projects. This will be an exciting, fast-paced role with potential for big impact, overseeing works at scale, along the course of Britain’s longest river. You will oversee and coordinate an expanding team, with up to 5 direct reports. You will work closely with the team, to support them in managing their individual projects, providing technical advice and general project management steer, to ensure our programmes of work are delivered to a consistently high standard, on time and within budget. Finally, you will work closely with your counterparts in other areas of the catchment, and the wider management team, to develop new projects ideas, explore and test innovative ways of working, and share technical advice and knowledge. Altogether, you will play an integral role in the development of our organisation and our mission to improve the ecological resilience of the river Severn catchment. https://www.severnriverstrust.…

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