Project Officer (Restoring Rivers & Catchments)

South East Rivers Trust

Could your next career move make a big impact on the environment?

This is an exciting opportunity to work in the Restoring Rivers & Catchments Team,
developing and delivering a portfolio of physical enhancement projects on the ground. The
Project Officer role is suitable for an experienced and knowledgeable individual to build on
their existing skills, overseeing all stages of river and catchment enhancement projects; from
conception to development, design and physical implementation. You can have practical impact
and influence on the natural environment creating sustainable and healthy rivers for the

River enhancement projects will typically include weir removals, fish passage easements (such
as rock ramps, nature-like bypasses or technical fish passes) and river re-naturalisation
projects (such as habitat enhancements, reconnecting floodplains & palaeochannels,
re-meandering, and backwater creation). Catchment management projects are likely to include
wetland creation, Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) and Natural Flood Management (NFM)
measures. We would be interested to know about any experience you have in the above fields when
you apply.

Using your freshwater expertise and proven ability, you will proactively lead on smaller and
medium scale projects while working closely with other staff, external partners and
stakeholders. You will work with the rest of the team, drawing on the experience of more
seasoned staff to help your personal career progression and likewise overseeing Assistant
Project Officer and imparting your knowledge onto them. Most importantly of all, you will
support the whole team, your line manager and the wider organisation.

This is a great chance to join and support a growing and dynamic organisation making a
real difference for the environment.

Please see the full job description

How to apply:

Please email the following to [email protected].

The deadline for applications is 12th May 2024. We reserve the right to close
the recruitment early.

If you would like to discuss this position, please email [email protected] with your enquiry and
a member of our team will be in contact shortly.

Please note: All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. We are unable to sponsor
applicants from overseas.

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