Plastic Project Manager

South East Rivers Trust
Carsharlton, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Despite the highly publicised problem of plastics in oceans, initiatives have failed to look upstream and systematically tackle the role rivers, their catchments and communities play as a pathway and source of plastic.

We are seeking a Plastics Project Manager to lead the Trust in taking a catchment-based approach to the plastic pollution crisis, shaping the Trust’s strategy as well as influencing National and International policy and action.

The Plastics Project Manager will lead the delivery of the “Preventing Plastic Pollution” (PPP) Project, currently jointly funded by the European Union European Regional Development Fund Channel Manche Programme and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

In this role, you will work with partners across the UK and France to share best practice and expertise on understanding sources and pathways of plastic as well as setting up a citizen science scheme to monitor pollution in the Medway catchment. You will create real impact by delivering and evaluating a range of methods to reduce and remove plastic from the river and creating Plastic Action Plans with communities, working with key stakeholders across the catchment (the Medway Catchment Partnership, local communities, businesses and farmers) to instigate transformational change in the way plastic is used and recycled in the catchment.

How to Apply?

The deadline for applications is Monday 28th September 5pm, with interviews taking place on Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th October 2020. These first interviews will be on Zoom and will require no travel.

To find out how to apply, download the Job Description below with all the details.

Preventing Plastic Pollution Manager Job Description