Local recruitment: Programme Lead (Plastic Pollution)

The Rivers Trust

United Kingdom 🇬🇧


The Rivers Trust is seeking to recruit for an exciting new position leading our fight against plastic pollution in UK river catchments.

The successful candidate will require good technical and applied knowledge of the issues surrounding the sources, pathways and impacts of plastic pollution and the actions that can be delivered to prevent and/or reduce the levels of plastic in our rivers. You will support our current portfolio of plastic related projects and lead on the development of further opportunities for RT and our member trusts to increase our collective impact in our fight against plastic.

You will need to be a strategic thinker and a team player with drive, determination, and excellent interpersonal skills. A full job description is attached.

The Rivers Trust is a leading environmental charity and the umbrella body of The Rivers Trust movement – you can find out more about the work we do on our website and in our most recent annual review.

We are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within our movement, as this is fundamental to achieving our core aims. Applications from diversity candidates are actively encouraged.

Closing date: 28th January 5pm

To find out more about the position, please download the job specification below. To apply, you must complete an Application Form together with a covering letter and completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form and send it to [email protected].

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

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  • Organisation:The Rivers Trust
  • Salary:Circa £34K
  • Location:Home-based in the UK
  • Closing date:28 January 2022




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