Local recruitment: Assistant Project Officer

West Cumbria Rivers Trust

Keswick, UK 🇬🇧

Hours: 21 hours per week (0.6 FTE)

Salary: £24,966 pro rata plus 9% pension (Band 3A). 18-month initial contract (with likely extension subject to funding).

This exciting role provides an opportunity to build on successful small-scale works to shape new projects delivering environmental improvements for wildlife, water quality and farm businesses around the town of Wigton in north-west Cumbria. 

We are seeking an Assistant Project Officer to work closely with farmers and landowners, local communities and partner organisations to develop and deliver projects to improve watercourses, including improving water quality, reducing flood risk and enhancing in-river and wider catchment biodiversity.Predominantly you will be focused on watercourses within targeted sub-catchments of the upper Rivers Waver and Wampool (including around the town of Wigton), however, there may also be a requirement to work within other catchments depending on operational need.

The successful candidates will have a degree or similar in an environmental or agricultural discipline and at least 1 years’ experience in environmental project delivery. Building and maintaining positive working relationships with the farmers and landowners, upon whose land project interventions will be delivered, is a key aspect of this role. Therefore strong communication skills and the ability to deal with a wide variety of people in a friendly and professional manner is essential.You will be a self-starter who can demonstrate a committed, mature and flexible approach and have the passion to develop our work in the Waver/Wampool area. You will also have excellent organisational, I.T. and reporting skills.

You will be part of a friendly and supportive team, reporting to the Project Manager and supported by the Director, WCRT’s Trustees and the wider staff team.The Trust offers a range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, flexible working opportunities, holiday buy-back scheme and a good supply of chocolate biscuits.

If you believe that you have the passion, commitment and skills to take this exciting opportunity forward then we would like to hear from you. To apply for this post please send your CV with a covering letter setting out your experience and qualifications as highlighted in the job specification to recruitment@westcumbriariverstrust.org.

The closing Date for applications is midnight on Sunday 26th March 2023. Interviews will be held at our offices in Keswick on Thursday 30th March 2023.

If you would like to discuss the post further please contact Caitlin Pearson on 017687 75429 or email caitlin@westcumbriariverstrust.org.





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development