Local recruitment: Nature Based Solutions Officer 

Norfolk Rivers Trust

Bayfield, Holt, UK 🇬🇧


Providing land management advice and implementing nature-based solutions across Norfolk

We are looking for a full-time Natured Based Solutions Officer to play a key role in providing advice to landowners and implementing nature based solutions. This work will be delivered through ‘Water Sensitive Farming (WSF)’ – an ambitious water stewardship initiative funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation (TCCF), WWF and Aviva. The principal aims are to improve water quality and quantity, as well as soil health and on-farm biodiversity, by reducing the impacts of diffuse water pollution from agriculture at a river catchment-scale.

We are now seeking a new addition to the team – currently made up of five staff members – to support the delivery of on-ground interventions. The newly appointed Nature Based Solutions Officer will develop and take ownership of farmer relationships across the catchments, providing a programme of targeted land management solutions such as identifying opportunities to improve the water environment. In addition, the applicant will oversee the implementation of bespoke and flexible mitigation measures such as wetlands and silt traps, and where suitable, will direct farmers to appropriate agri-environment schemes.

The advisor will work closely with the WSF team and partners to organise knowledge exchange events and to showcase work being undertaken. Communications and relationships will be made through the Broadland Rivers, Cam and Ely Ouse (CamEO) and Norfolk catchment partnership. In addition, the successful candidate will work closely with, and be supported by, a range of catchment partners to plan events, address issues and discuss potential solutions. These include organisations that represent farmers such as farming businesses and the agricultural supply chain, along with various project funders.

View the full job description and advert here: NRT Nature Based Solutions Officer

To apply, please send a completed job application form (downloaded here) and covering letter to [email protected] by 5pm on Wednesday 11 May 2022.

Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 11 May 2022

Interview date: Friday 20 May 2022