Operations Manager

Tyne Rivers Trust

The Role – Operations Manager

We are looking for a competent, calm, compassionate colleague to oversee the day-to-day
delivery across all programme streams by working with our team to ensure that each project is
given the correct amount of focus relative to its value to the Trust and catchment. This an
exciting chance to use your skills, experience and passion to help us carry out critical work
by focusing on supporting the experts that can make a difference for the catchment and its

Working with the CEO and Deputy CEO you will help create a sensible balance between what is
required and prioritise what is achievable. You will be the first port of call for the team,
ensuring that staff have a clear understanding of the work required of them and that they are
fully resourced to meet the challenges of their work in a timely manner.

You will also support the staff to adhere to Tyne Rivers Trust management procedures to aid
internal communication, grant reporting and data management on the Tyne Catchment. While the
focus of the role will be supporting the team to deliver their best, ideally you will be able
to bring technical expertise in one or more of TRTs programme areas; conservation, prosperity,
safety, education and wellbeing.


We are looking to recruit an experienced people person to drive the delivery of the trusts work
forward at pace. You will have a professional, positive attitude and flexible approach to
achieving consensus and moving practical delivery forward.

Essential Requirements:

  • Demonstrable track record of managing a multi-disciplinary high performing team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with integrity, tact and diplomacy.
  • Experience of a collaborative approach to working and building trust throughout the whole
  • Strong track record of problem solving between conflicting priorities.

Some interest and experience in the environmental sector would also be desirable.

Travel across the Tyne Catchment for events, meetings and remote site visits may be required in
support of project delivery in this role, so a clean driving license is essential. The role may
require working outdoors, often in locations with difficult access and in poor weather
conditions at times.

Tyne Rivers Trust works across a large catchment, diverse in its inhabitants and their needs.
We are committed to being an inclusive organisation. As an equal opportunity employer, we
welcome your background, experiences and thoughts as an individual to deliver the best work we
can as a team. Should you need support with your application please contact us.

More information on Tyne Rivers Trust team and work is available on our website. www.tyneriverstrust.org/about-us

Please contact TRT’s CEO, Ceri Gibson, on 07939 318021 or [email protected] or Jack
Bloomer, Deputy CEO on 07813 554260 or [email protected] for further information and /or an
informal discussion about the role and your needs. (Ceri is out of the country from 20th-27th May 2023)

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter demonstrating how you can fulfil the
requirements to Ceri Gibson as above.

Deadline for applications is 1st June 2023 with interviews scheduled for the
week commencing 5th June 2023 and an opportunity to meet our team
on Thursday 8th June 2023.

Interviews will be in person at Tyne Rivers Trust offices, they will last approximately 1 hour
and will include a problem-solving exercise, with brief Q&A on the operational management.
Invitations to interview will be sent out on Friday 2nd June 2023. There will also be
opportunity to ask questions of the Trust.

The Trust

We are Tyne Rivers Trust, the only environmental charity dedicated to looking after the iconic
Tyne and its tributaries. We work to improve our rivers through education, reducing pollution
and practical conservation. Our most important asset is our people and we want to recruit the
best. You will be joining a friendly and committed team of experts who are passionate about
improving the Tyne rivers.

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