Location: Headington, Oxford
Salary: £24,000 – 28,000 pa (more for exceptional candidates)
Closes: 28 June 2020
- Are you an all-rounder who combines sound knowledge of river and freshwater habitat restoration and management, project management, ecology and citizen science with the ability to engage and communicate well with a wide range of people?
- Would you enjoy a varied, dynamic role working for a local Rivers Trust and part office/home based, part field based across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire with autonomy in your day to day work but also with the support and guidance of a friendly team of experienced colleagues?
- Do you have a ‘can do’, enthusiastic attitude and track record of making things happen on the ground?
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Officer to join us in a rewarding and varied role with the River Thame Conservation Trust.
You will play a leading role planning and delivering habitat and water quality improvement projects across the River Thame and parts of the Upper Ouse (Buckingham) and other local catchments.
You will be involved in our thriving volunteer programme, managing citizen science and other data gathering and analysis to monitor change in our river and to report to funders.
You will be fully immersed in building constructive relationships with landowners, farmers, partner organisations and local communities to raise funds and deliver practical on the ground projects to improve the catchments for wildlife and people.
The package – Salary £24,000 – £28,000 pa subject to experience. More could be available for exceptionally qualified and experienced candidates. The post offers flexible working, Rivers Trust pension scheme (8% in 2020 and 9% in 2021), 32 days leave (annual leave and public holidays) and pleasant office surroundings within Bury Knowle Park, Oxford.
This post is full time (but flexibility exists to be part time for the right candidate) and initially a two-year fixed term contract with the intention to continue the post subject to funding.
Applications: please see the full job description and person specification and if you think you fit the bill, send a current CV (max 2 sides A4) with a covering letter (max 2 sides A4) outlining how your experience and expertise meet the job requirements we’ve outlined and why you’d like to work for RTCT to .