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Trustee

Could you help fight for healthy rivers and shape our charity for the next few years? As our Trust matures and grows, we recognise the need to strengthen our board of trustees. Are you a leader with a passion for protecting the environment? Do you want to be part of a dynamic team working to preserve one of the most precious resources in our community? The Aire Rivers Trust is seeking enthusiasts like you to join our team of trustees. As a trustee, you’ll have the opportunity to shape the future of the River Aire and its surrounding environment. You’ll work alongside a dedicated group of individuals to protect and preserve this vital ecosystem. Responsibilities include: Participating in regular meetings and decision making.Act as a role model and advocate for the trust.Assessing and managing risks.Ensuring the trust’s resources are used appropriately Don’t just sit on the sidelines, make a real impact in your community. Apply to become a trustee of the Aire Rivers Trust today and help us preserve this precious resource for future generations. If you are passionate about protecting the environment and want to make a difference in your community, we encourage you to apply to become a trustee of the Aire Rivers Trust. Apply now and help us preserve this precious resource for future generations. We are looking for people with diverse perspectives, so we welcome people with no experience of being a trustee (or loads!). For further information on the role and application process, visit the Aire Rivers Trust website. 

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Catchment Manager

Could your next career move make a big impact on the environment? Healthy rivers are essential for both humans and nature, but they are under serious threat from pollution, climate change, habitat loss and water scarcity. Tackling these issues requires holistic understanding and an effective approach. South East Rivers Trust (SERT) is seeking two passionate and ambitious Catchment Managers to lead our growing River Catchment Partnership programme in Surrey, East Sussex, South London and Kent. The role is part of our Science and Partnerships team, which is at the heart of SERT’s vision for healthy, thriving rivers in the South East. The team brings together multiple stakeholders, from landowners to businesses to local community groups, to collaborate and drive a holistic catchment based approach to understanding issues that are impacting the rivers and their catchment areas. And most importantly, to identify the solutions and projects that will restore them. As a Catchment Manager, you will lead, chair and manage a one or two Catchment Partnerships across Surrey, East Sussex, South London and Kent. The role will suit a natural leader who is passionate about water environments, and who possesses strong communication skills and the relevant scientific and/​or technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas: land management wetland design aquatic biodiversityhabitat enhancement nature-based solutions biodiversity net gainnatural flood managementfisheries science water resource management Using evidence-based data you are able to understand and distill issues the catchments face. You should be comfortable working closely with partners to co-design solutions and projects that will provide multiple benefits which will ultimately improve the health of the river and its catchment. Additionally, you will support a growing team of Catchment Officers who each lead their own Catchment Partnerships efforts. Now in our 21st year, SERT is one of the largest regional Rivers Trusts, protecting rivers across the South East of England for future generations to come. If you are interested in learning more about this role, then please visit our website for more information. 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 19th February at 5pm. 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.

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River Conservation and Engagement Trainee

About New to NatureNew to Nature is an exciting programme of paid work placements in nature-focused roles. This is one of 70 roles that will be created across the UK to encourage young and diverse talent into the Natural Environment sector. We’re particularly interested in receiving applications from young people (aged 18 – 25) who are from ethnically diverse backgrounds, who are living with a disability or are from low-income households.Job DescriptionThis trainee role will help you develop skills and experience in river conservation work, environmental education and community engagement activities linked to rivers. You will be involved in a mix of office work, outdoor site working and community working with our project teams across Greater Manchester and parts of Merseyside and Cheshire. You will carry out a range of different activities with our project team members, including: Environmental monitoring of riversRiver conservation work including managing vegetation on river banks, repairing river banks, improving river channelsCreating natural flood storage areas using natural materials to create small woody dams and pondsRiver access improvement work including clearing footpaths and creating information for walkersTalking to school children in the classroom about rivers and wildlife, as well as helping school children take part in our outdoor River School activitiesTalking to local people about our work and about rivers at local community events (indoors and outdoors)Help to prepare and organise conservation volunteering events, including health and safety risk assessmentsHelp manage our river survey data using Apps and national IT tools We will provide on-the-job training as part of a structured training plan to give you experience and confidence in carrying out the different elements of the river conversation project manager role. Person Specification Enthusiastic about the environment, and an interest in rivers desirableFeel able to communicate with people of different agesEnjoys being part of a teamWilling to learn and apply new skillsWilling to work outdoors (all protective footwear and clothing is provided)Some basic experience in using Microsoft Office tools and the Internet is desirable but training will be provided ApplicationYou can apply for this placement via the following link: www​.sur​vey​mon​key​.co​.uk/​r​/​N​T​N​P​l​a​c​e​m​e​n​t​A​p​p​l​i​c​a​t​ion22 This is hosted by Groundwork UK who will check the suitability of applicants, before passing the application on to the placement organisation, who will shortlist applicants to an informal interview process. Please ensure you carefully select the correct role from the drop-down list, to ensure your details are passed to the correct placement organisation.If you have any questions about the application form, contact Groundwork UK at: [email protected]​groundwork.​org.​uk Selection ProcessWe will contact you to let you know whether you have been shortlisted for the selection process. If you are shortlisted, we will invite you to come and visit us for half a day during the period 22nd February to 7 March (depending on your availability) to see what we do and have a chat with key staff about why you would like to work with us. Together with your application form, this will form the selection process. We will pay for your travel costs. If you have any questions about the role or interview process please contact John Sanders at Mersey Rivers Trust: Email: [email protected]: 07821 117 396 For further information about the role and Mersey Rivers Trust, download the attached placement pack.

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