Local recruitment: Catchment Manager

South East Rivers Trust (SERT)

Leatherhead, UK 🇬🇧

Healthy rivers are essential for people and nature, but they are on the brink of collapse, under threat from pollution, climate change, habitat loss and water scarcity. Tackling these issues requires holistic understanding and effective partnership working.

We are seeking two Catchment Managers, ideally with a scientific or technical expertise, to lead our Catchment Partnership work in South East England. You will lead, chair and manage one or two Catchment Partnerships (depending on their size). You will also support a small but growing team of Catchment Officers who lead their own Catchment Partnerships. You will be able to focus your work in part of our operating area that covers Surrey, East Sussex, South London and Kent.

You will use data and evidence including local knowledge to lead the Catchment Partnership in understanding the issues in the catchments. You will work with partners to co-design solutions and projects that will provide multiple benefits and make a real difference to the state of rivers and catchments.

You will ideally bring a level of scientific and/or technical expertise, for example in land management, wetland design, aquatic biodiversity, habitat enhancement, nature-based solutions, biodiversity net gain, natural flood management, fisheries science, water resources, water quality. You will bring this expertise to our Catchment Partnerships and share it across the whole organisation.

The role will suit a natural leader and good communicator with relevant technical knowledge who is personable and diplomatic with a passion for the water environment.

How to apply:

Please email the following to jobs@southeastriverstrust.org:

  • 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 Monday 2nd January at 5pm with interviews taking place on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th January 2023. Please get in touch if you are unable to make these dates.

If you would like to discuss the position please email jobs@southeastriverstrust.org, with your enquiry and we will arrange to call you back.

Catchment Manager Job Description



Equity, diversity and inclusion

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 refer to our EDI Policy

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IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development