Local recruitment: River Restoration Technical Manager

River Restoration Centre

Cranfield, Bedford, UK 🇬🇧

Organisation: River Restoration Centre

Application Deadline: Monday, December 13, 2021

Full-time, 3-year contract, renewable thereafter

Starting from £44,001 to £47,733 per annum

Located at RRC Office, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire

Flexible working will be actively considered

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) is looking for someone who can drive forward excellence in the field of river restoration. You will be leading a team advising on the restoration of natural processes and habitat, floodplain reconnection, NFM, etc. Work will be locally and nationally, in the UK and Ireland at the interface between practice, science and policy.

About the Role

RRC is looking for an experienced individual to become part of the senior management team and manage and deliver expert technical advice, reports, guidance, assessments and training to a broad range of statutory agency, public, private and third sector organisations. You will manage the project team resources and have responsibility for delivery of the technical team workload. You will also work on building strategic working relationships, bids, grants and income generation. You will contribute to developing guidance, communicating best practice and developing practical decision support tools for river restoration. The position will involve travel to locations across the UK, Ireland, and occasionally abroad.

About You

You will have a relevant postgraduate qualification (such as physical geography, geomorphology or similar) and a comprehensive understanding of river processes, river management and restoration. You will have proven skills in income generation and project management, budgeting and resource allocation and team management. Line management and staff development/coaching experience would be desirable. You will be able to quickly integrate into a small busy team of highly motivated individuals sharing a common purpose and values: understanding river form and function, restoring natural processes, communicating evidence-based knowledge and sharing best practice.

About RRC

RRC is an independent, not-for-profit information and advisory centre, supporting all aspects of river restoration, habitat enhancement and best practice river and catchment management. Our office is based at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire and we are funded through UK environmental agency collaborative agreements, funded projects, advisory work and our programme of events. We work to ensure UK river restoration programmes and projects are planned, implemented and evaluated with a high degree of technical confidence and rigor, and are implemented by practitioners trained to a high degree of understanding and competency.

RRC at Cranfield University

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) is hosted at Cranfield University. Your employment contract will be with Cranfield University under a long-standing Service Agreement, whilst your role is directly working for The River Restoration Centre ltd. Cranfield is currently piloting hybrid working arrangements until April 2022. This means the majority of University and RRC staff are spending between 40% and 60% of their time working from the office where job roles allow.

How to apply

For an informal discussion please contact Martin Janes, RRC Director, on 01234 752979 or email [email protected]

You must apply through the Cranfield University application process, which will be made available on this page shortly. In addition, you will also need to email us a covering letter explaining why you would love to work at the River Restoration Centre.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 13th December 2021.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 13th January 2022

Please note that RRC and Cranfield University will be closed for Christmas between 20th December and 4th January 2022.

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