Local recruitment: Technical Project Manager

The Rivers Trust

England and Wales, United Kingdom 🇬🇧


The Rivers Trust is leading a step-change in citizen science and community monitoring of our rivers and catchments by developing a multi-stakeholder national Catchment Monitoring Cooperative (CMC). The CMC framework will generate standardised and quality-assured local catchment evidence, which is required to adaptively manage our rivers into the future, fulfilling one of the key aims of The Rivers Trust which is to create ‘thriving rivers and communities’.

Are you an experienced environmental scientist who wants to take on this ambitious and exciting new challenge? You will be responsible for the technical development of the CMC, ensuring that the monitoring methods and support resources are scientifically rigorous and fit for the weight of evidence approach required to support adaptive catchment management.

You will play a lead role in building and demonstrating the CMC framework as part of the Ofwat-funded Catchment Systems Thinking Cooperative (CaSTCo) project. You will draw on the skills and experience of the existing RT technical team, as well as partner organisations and communities, to lead the co-design of a suite of monitoring methods, tools and training resources. You will work closely with the project management and operational support teams in RT and partners to plan and deliver the CaSTCo programme. Working closely with partner organisations in eight demonstrator catchments, you will oversee the development, testing and refinement of the framework, building technical capacity in the project partner organisations and the wider Catchment-Based Approach network.

You will have a strong technical background in environmental data analysis, monitoring and modelling and an appreciation of the role which citizens and communities can play in developing a collaborative evidence base. You will have a proven track record in collaboration and partnership building, with the personal attributes to bring multiple stakeholders together under a shared vision.

We envisage that this role could be part-time for a seasoned professional looking for an opportunity to pass on their knowledge at the end of their career or a full-time role for an ambitious, technically experienced scientist in their mid-career

To apply, please complete an Application Form, an Equal Opportunities Monitoring form (available to download on the RT Careers page or below) and send, with a covering letter showing how you meet the required experience, to [email protected]

Please note that CVs without Application Forms will not be accepted.

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7 days remaining

Apply by 6 December, 2021