Local recruitment: Communications Officer

South East Rivers Trust (SERT)

United Kingdom 🇬🇧


In 2022, the South East Rivers Trust (SERT) celebrates 20 years of bringing rivers back to life. During this time, we’ve had some amazing and inspiring accomplishments, and we have some fantastic stories to tell about the difference we are making.

Capitalising on our anniversary to raise the profile of the Trust and its impact, reach new audiences and promote the value of healthy rivers, SERT is looking to recruit a Communications Officer.

The Communications Officer is a new role at the Trust and will enable us to truly celebrate our work and inspire further support from communities, funders and partners. Working within the Trust’s Education & Engagement Team, the role will take ownership of and transform our digital and traditional communications, raising the profile of the charity.

This role is the perfect opportunity for an individual with a broad range of communications experience to join a growing charity and shape the public face of SERT to support us in our goal to bring rivers back to life for people and wildlife.

Initially offered as a two-year fixed term 0.8 FTE contract, it is expected that the position will be extended, subject to satisfactory performance. This is an exciting opportunity to join and support a growing and dynamic team making a real difference for the environment.

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]:

  • a CV (two pages max.),
  • a covering letter (two pages max.) focussing on why we should employ you, including your relevant experience, how you meet the person specification and what you will bring to the role and key duties,
  • a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. Please download the form from our website.
  • your salary expectation,
  • where you heard about the role, and
  • when you would be able to start if offered the position.

The deadline for applications Monday 22nd November 5pm with interviews taking place on Wednesday 1st December 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], with your enquiry and we will arrange to call you back.

Communications Officer Job Description

SERT Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form




IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development