Local recruitment: Project Officer (River and Catchment Restoration)

South East Rivers Trust (SERT)

Leatherhead, UK 🇬🇧

Working in the Restoring 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 smaller and medium 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.

This is an exciting opportunity to join and support a growing and dynamic team making a real difference for the environment.

Benefits you will enjoy if you work for us:
• 33 days holiday (including Bank Holiday) (pro rate for part time)
• Hybrid working
• Life assurance
• Time off in Lieu
• 4 staff awaydays per year

How to apply:

Please email the following to jobs@southeastriverstrust.org:
● a completed application form
● a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

We are running a rolling application and interview process, with final interviews taking place by Tuesday 24th October (via Zoom).

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

Please note: All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. We do not sponsor applicants from overseas.

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