Local recruitment: Community Engagement Assistant

Eden Rivers Trust

Penrith, Cumbria, UK 🇬🇧

Paid training placement

1-year fixed term contract;  full-time 37.5 hours per week

Location: Penrith, Cumbria

Salary: ÂŁ22,308 per annum (living wage) = ÂŁ1,859 per month for 12 months

Are you starting out in a conservation career?
Are you outgoing and like working with people?
Do you have a flair for delivering engaging, creative learning experiences with young people and/or adults?

If so, our new paid placement role of Community Engagement Assistant could be for you!

About the role

We have obtained funding for a short-term assistant position, designed to be a launch pad for someone at the beginning of their career in conservation and/or community engagement.

As well as supporting Eden Rivers Trust’s practical volunteering programme, this role offers the opportunity to lead the delivery of community awareness work on two conservation topics: invasive non-native species and nutrient pollution. Both are key issues affecting the health of watercourses and lakes in the Eden Valley and The Lake District.

About you

You will be a confident communicator who can make scientific concepts accessible to a wide variety of audiences and inspire them to take action to protect our waterways.

At home working in the outdoors, you’ll be outgoing and comfortable with approaching people. The role requires regular travel to sites around the catchment so you will need to have a current, full UK driving licence.

About us

Eden Rivers Trust is the conservation charity standing up for Eden’s rivers; changing perceptions of rivers, enhancing and protecting the river environment so that people and nature in Cumbria can thrive.

Our vision is Clean and healthy rivers, providing a brighter future for all, and we have been working with partners and volunteers since 1996, developing and carrying out innovative environmental projects that restore rivers, improve habitats, manage floods naturally and promote water-friendly farming. These conservation activities are integrated with creative programmes for schools and community groups that promote awareness, access and learning.

As a Trust we are Rethinking Rivers. For Good.

More information

Download the Community Engagement Assistant job description >>

For an informal conversation about the role, please call Hilary Clarke on 01768 866788.

on 01768 866788.

How to apply

Read the Guidance notes for completing the Application Form.

Complete the Application Form and the Diversity Monitoring form

Send completed forms to office@edenrt.org with Community Engagement Assistant application as the subject of your email.

Alternatively, you can send the forms via post to:

c/o Hilary Clarke, Eden Rivers Trust, 4 Cowper Road, Gilwilly Industrial Estate, Penrith. Cumbria. CA11 9BN.

The deadline for applications is 9 am, Thursday 14 March 2024

Interviews planned for the week commencing 18 March 2024




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