Local recruitment: Project Officer

South East Rivers Trust (SERT)

United Kingdom 🇬🇧


Working in the Enhancing Rivers & Catchments Team, you will develop and deliver a portfolio of physical enhancement projects on the ground. The Project Officer role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and knowledgeable individual to build on their existing skills to oversee all stages of river and catchment enhancement projects, from conception to development, design and physical implementation.

River enhancement projects will typically include weir removals, fish passage easements (such as rock ramps, nature-like bypasses or technical fish passes) and river re-naturalisation projects (such as habitat enhancements, reconnecting floodplains & palaeochannels, re-meandering, and backwater creation). Catchment management projects are likely to include wetland creation, Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures.  We would be interested to know about any experience you have in the above fields when you apply.

Using your freshwater expertise and proven ability, you will proactively lead on medium and smaller scale projects while working closely with other staff, external partners and stakeholders. You will work with the rest of the team, drawing on the experience of more seasoned staff to help your personal career progression and likewise overseeing Assistant Project Officer and imparting your knowledge onto them. Most importantly of all, you will support the whole team, your line manager and the wider organisation as much as you can.

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

Application process

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 completed Application Form for the relevant job role that you are applying for
  • a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

The deadline for applications Sunday 10th July  at 10pm with interviews taking place on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st July 2022 via Zoom. Please get in touch if you are unable to make these dates.

Project Officer Job Description