Local recruitment: Trust Manager

Arun & Rother Rivers Trust (ARRT)

United Kingdom 🇬🇧


Job Title:             Trust Manager

Employer:           Arun & Rother Rivers Trust (ARRT)

Reports to:          ARRT Chair/Vice Chair

Salary Range:     ÂŁ40,804 – ÂŁ46,728 Dependent on experience

Hours:                 Full Time 37.5 hours per week

Contract:             1 year fixed-term contract

Location:             The Arun & Western Streams Catchment, West Sussex & within reasonable distance of the boundary

Base:                   Home Based

Reporting to the board of Trustees the Trust Manager will be responsible for leading, developing and supporting ARRT to deliver high quality work to improve, promote and protect the Arun & Western Streams River landscape.

Function of the post:

  • Trust Management / Strategy: Work with the ARRT Business Manger to develop and deliver long term plans towards Business Strategy. Support discussions to progress merger with neighbouring Rivers Trust.
  • Programme Management: Keeping projects on target, to agreed timescales and within agreed budget. Supporting staff and contractors to deliver work and guiding direction.
    Liaison with funding partners and others.
  • Project Development / Funding: Plan and develop future projects, identify funding opportunities, make applications.
  • Personnel: Oversee staff project management. Work with the management team to undertake development reviews, solve personnel issues / provide HR support.
  • Partnership working: Chair and run the Arun & Western Streams Catchment Partnership including reporting. Develop plans and actions for the partnership. Develop partnership working across sectors relevant to ARRT’s vision.
  • Financial: Working closely with the Business Manager to plan budgeting, invoicing and forecasting.
  • Reporting: Working with the Business Manager to assess and review ARRT policy and direction when needed, and to meet legislative and charity requirements.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Projects are delivered and staff supported and able to do so.
  • Work with the Business Manger to design and implement business plans and strategies to promote the attainment of ARRTs aims and vision.
  • Supervise the work of employees and contractors provide feedback and counsel to improve efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Maintain relationships with partners/suppliers.
  • Gather, analyse and interpret external and internal data.
  • Act as the responsible officer for the Trust’s risk register and ensure that appropriate contingency and business continuity and disaster recovery plans are in place.


  • Act as a responsible team member, leading where agreed, and develop productive working relationships with other members of ARRT.
  • Contribute to and/or lead on team meetings, training and/or committees internally or externally.
  • Contribute to the development of new systems and procedures.
  • Work with Trustees & ARRT Staff to sustain and strengthen an inclusive, supportive, caring working environment.

Other duties:

You are required to undertake such other duties appropriate to the grade and content of the work as may reasonably be required of you. The list of duties in this job profile should not be regarded as exclusive or exhaustive and require a flexible approach to work. Please note that, in consultation with you, ARRT reserves the right to update your job profile to reflect changes in, or to, your position.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity

  • Take responsibility for upholding and complying with ARRT’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity policies and for behaving in ways that are consistent with fair and equal treatment for all.

ARRT believes that everyone has the right to be treated equally and that the diversity of individuals and groups should be embraced, valued and respected. ARRT is committed to eliminating any form of discrimination be it direct, indirect, harassment or victimisation.

Health and Safety

Take responsibility for ensuring that workplace responsibilities within ARRT are carried out with full regard to, and in support of, ARRT’s Health and Safety policies.

Sustainability and Environment

ARRT actively seeks to improve its environmental performance and will comply, as a minimum, with all relevant environmental legislation, regulations and codes of practice. All staff are required to support ARRTs Environment Policy.

Data Protection

You will be responsible for ensuring that your workplace activities for ARRT, are carried out in compliance with the requirements of the Data Protection legislation especially concerning confidentiality, treatment of personal information and records management.

Right to Work

The current British and European Law states that the ARRT cannot employ a person who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. All new employees will need evidence of their right to work including evidence of settled status, pre-settled status or a valid visa.

Disclosure Service Certification from the Disclosure and Barring Service

ARRT staff may be required to hold Disclosure Service certification from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service is available from the DBS website at

Principal Attributes and Person Specification:

Essential requirements are those, without which, the candidate would not be able to do the job. It is expected that the post holder will have the knowledge and qualifications indicated, or equivalent qualifications and experience.

Desirable requirements are those which would be useful for the post holder to possess and will be considered when more than one applicant meets the essential requirements.

Click HERE to download the full job specification in PDF format.

How to Apply

Email a cover letter and CV to [email protected]
Your cover letter should detail how you fit the role & person specification and be no longer than two pages.

Applications should be made by midnight 10 April 2023

Interviews will be held on the 18 & 19 April 2023

To book a time for an informal discussion about the role, please email: [email protected]




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