Community Engagement Officer

Ribble Rivers Trust

Objective: To have interaction with communities and promote and assist the supply of the Ribble Revival:
Room for Rivers programme, particularly selling collaborative working with communities and
companions, to allow larger catchment supply by RRT and others.
Reviews to: Head of Folks & Studying
Location: The publish holder can be based mostly principally inside RRT’s workplaces in Clitheroe, with
journey across the catchment.
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Fastened time period 2 years with risk of extension

Ribble Rivers Belief (RRT) is a regional charity established in 1998 to preserve the Ribble
Catchment, significantly its rivers, brooks, becks, and streams. During the last 10 years, RRT has
developed and grown right into a sector main organisation, recognized for getting issues finished, sturdy
partnership working and a collaborative strategy.

We’ve got 5 groups specializing in Knowledge and Proof, Land Administration, Folks and Studying, River
Conservation and Core Providers. Each workforce member is empowered to attain their greatest. Our groups
work collaboratively on built-in initiatives to enhance, defend and create a mosaic of habitats
and land makes use of that may result in a wholesome riverine atmosphere. That is underpinned by a
science-driven strategy that delivers a number of advantages.

The Belief additionally works collaboratively and in partnership with a spread of organisations, reminiscent of
the Surroundings Company, United Utilities, Jamie’s Farm, Woodland Belief, Lancashire Wildlife
Belief, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Belief, The Forest of Bowland AONB, and plenty of Native

With Assist from Defra’s Species Survival Fund we’re launching a brand new programme of river
enchancment initiatives referred to as ‘Ribble Revival: Room for Rivers’. This programme has vital
quantities of on the bottom habitat conservation actions, with most having components of
volunteering and neighborhood engagement. These actions embody; tree planting, woodland
upkeep, fencing, wetland creation, and Fish Passage, to call a couple of. The programme seeks to
put native communities on the coronary heart of the initiatives, involving them in design, monitoring and
supply. As such the programme requires a devoted Neighborhood Engagement Officer. This position
will assist the supply of many of those actions, co-ordinating with different Programme Group
members, to make sure that we successfully embed communities within the programme, each throughout supply
but additionally into the long run.

To attain this, we’ve set out a spread of actions to contain individuals within the particular person
initiatives. This can embody citizen science and conservation volunteering, coaching and expertise
improvement, and schooling and engagement alternatives that enhance individuals’s information about
the significance of our river habitats for our precedence species and making a wholesome river

The position requires a person who’s captivated with our freshwater environments and the
individuals who stay and work in our catchment, with a transparent understanding of the interplay
between individuals, catchments and rivers. They need to be a assured and clear communicator with
expertise in partaking and dealing with a spread of stakeholders, from native residents and
neighborhood teams to senior professionals, teachers and elected representatives.

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