Resilient Rivers Officer

East Mercia Rivers Trust

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Resilient Rivers Officers, East Mercia Rivers Trust


Role profile

The role supports delivery of two important programmes.

  • The Rejuvenating the Chalk Streams, which aims to accelerate their recovery across Lincolnshire
    by creating a central hub in Horncastle, to showcase chalk stream restoration techniques.
  • The Bringing the Limestone Becks Back to Life project aims to accelerate restoration capital
    works, connect the communities across the network and promote the heritage of the becks. The
    programme is a collaboration between EMRT, Environment Agency, and the Wild Trout Trust.

Duties include:

  • To deliver project tasks and co-ordinate project partners to ensure activities and
    deliverables are achieved.
  • To organise partnership and engagement meetings such as technical working group meetings,
    project updates, steering committee meetings, as well as external stakeholder and community
    workshops and events.
  • To ensure that project monitoring is recorded, and high quality of data is collected.
  • To support the development of technical reports, donor reports and others.
  • To create communications that promote project aims and encourage input from community
    groups and organisations.
  • To represent EMRT at meetings and events, to make presentations and give talks to
    effectively promote the work.
  • The post will be required to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Essential Specification

  1. Either ecology, geomorphology, or environmental science degree or equivalent
  2. At least 2 years’ relevant experience (this can include voluntary work)
  3. Good written and verbal skills as well as data collation, processing, and reporting
  4. A self-starter with ability to organise personal work programmes and meet deadlines

Preferred Specification

  1. Conservation project experience
  2. Rivers project experience
  3. GIS knowledge and experience
  4. Ecological surveying experience
  5. Knowledge of CaBA (Catchment Based Approach)

Terms & Conditions

Duration: This is a fixed-term appointment to 31st March 2026 AND subject to satisfactory completion of 3-month
probation period. There is the possibility for contract extension if funding is secured.

Hours: Full-time preferred but flexible working arrangements to accommodate work-life balance
are available. Full-time is 40 hours per week. There will occasionally be evening and weekend
working for which time off in lieu is given.

Location: This role includes home working combined with team working at external offices and
site-based activity. There is also the opportunity to hot desk in Horncastle and Lincoln.

Benefits: 33 days annual holiday entitlement pro rata, includes allowances for Bank Holidays.
Employer pension contribution is 9% gross pay.

About East Mercia Rivers Trust

EMRT (formerly Lincolnshire Rivers Trust following a merger with Welland Rivers Trust) is a
registered charity formed in 2013. Our mission is to bring rivers back to life for nature and
communities. EMRT operates an EDI policy and therefore welcomes applications from all sections
of the community.

How to apply 

  • For an informal discussion email [email protected]
  • Please email your CV and a covering letter, outlining your suitability and interest in this
    role to [email protected] by 12th January 2024 with subject heading Resilient Rivers Officer
  • Interview date: provisionally week commencing 22nd January or earlier.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the
role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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