Catchment Partnership Adviser

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust and Severn Trent Water are working with the other regional Wildlife Trusts, the Environment Agency and partners at a river catchment scale. Collectively we aim to tackle pollution in watercourses across the catchment and to bring them back into good ecological condition. An important part of this programme is to work with farmers and landowners to reduce diffuse agricultural pollution into rivers and streams and to tackle water quality in Severn Trent’s drinking water boreholes in the area.

This posts is suitable for an enthusiastic landowner adviser to work on behalf of Catchment Partnerships, funded through Severn Trent Water’s AMP 6 Catchment Management programme, and based with Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. The post-holder will deliver a programme of farmer/agronomist training events and one-to-one farm visits to promote resource protection and a reduction in diffuse water pollution from agriculture, with a focus on pesticides and nutrients. The project will also include supporting farmers through the Severn Trent Water capital grant scheme in target areas of the groundwater catchments, in order to support farm infrastructure changes to reduce diffuse water pollution. You will also work with Trust staff and other partners in catchment areas to develop ideas and projects to improve watercourses for wildlife through habitat creation and management.

Severn Trent Water is the world’s fourth largest privately owned water company, listed on the FTSE 100 and serving 8 million customers. We care about what we do and how we do it. Always looking for improvements, we want to be known as the UK’s best water business. To achieve it we need can-do people who want to develop their skills as fast as we progress our business.

The Wildlife Trusts are dynamic conservation charities, working at a local and regional level to secure a better future for wildlife and people, as well as working with local communities and campaigning for the natural world.

If you have a relevant degree or a minimum of 1 years’ experience of providing advice to landowners, a background in understanding water quality issues, lowland farming systems and wetland ecology, we would be very interested to hear from you.

A full driving licence and your own vehicle will be required as the post holder will often need to travel within and out of the county they choose to apply to. Some weekend, Bank Holiday and evening working will also be required.

This post is full time, commencing immediately until the end of March 2019 with the possibility of an extension.

For full details and an application pack, please download using the links below For an informal discussion about the role call Ian Jelley, Director of Living Landscapes on 07818 579 303.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 18th February
Interviews: Friday 23rd February

CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form. Please do not include your date of birth on any correspondence.

Strictly no agency or further advertising enquiries will be accepted for this post.