Job opportunities

Take a look below at the jobs available at the South East Rivers Trust. For more environmental jobs see environmentjob.co.uk

  • Chair of Trustees

    We are seeking to appoint a new Chair of Trustees who will work with our Board and CEO to guide our organisation to achieve its vision of healthy, thriving rivers for people and wildlife in the south east of England.

    You will lead SERT’s board of trustees to oversee the Trust’s strategy and financial sustainability; ensure the good governance of the Trust; advocate for the Trust where required and provide support and challenge to our CEO and Management Team.

    The Trust meets quarterly. The Chair drives the agenda and resulting actions. In addition, the Chair participates in quarterly finance committee meetings and other meetings on an as-needed basis in a governance role.

    The Trust has recently undergone a period of growth and you will facilitate its continuing success and maintain its position as a major player in the Rivers Trust network.

    You will manage the Trustees, ensuring we have the correct people, skills and experience in place. You will bring a deep, proactive, and reflective attitude towards diversity and inclusion.

    You will oversee the continued financial sustainability of the Trust, contributing strategy insights to the development of different income streams and project funding as appropriate.

    You will have a passion for biodiversity, conservation and the Rivers movement in the south east. You will understand how to ignite the passion in others.

    Application process

    To apply, please email the following to jobs@southeastriverstrust.org:

    • a CV (two pages max.)
    • a covering letter (two pages max.) focussing on your relevant knowledge, experience and skills and how they align to the position. Please outline the number of days/hours you could work and when you would be available to start
    • SERT’s diversity monitoring form

    There is no deadline for applications as we shall organise interviews on an ongoing basis starting interviews in March 2022. No agencies please.

    If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact us on the above email, either directly with any queries or arrange a phone conversation.

    Trustee Chair Job Description

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  • GIS Analyst/Senior GIS Analyst

    Are you a technology savvy GIS professional looking to work directly on projects which protect the environment? Come and join our friendly team at the South East Rivers Trust (SERT) working to achieve healthy river ecosystems for all across the south east of England. We are looking for a GIS Analyst / Senior GIS Analyst to join our dynamic team.

    This is a role dedicated to GIS and spatial analysis, to underpin the evidence- based approach taken by the Trust and to promote effective river and catchment management. This is a fantastic opportunity to help steer and direct the development of GIS-based data analysis and identify opportunities for the Trust to apply new techniques and develop partnership projects with others whose objectives align with our own.

    The South East Rivers Trust is a member of the national Rivers Trust, a movement which is comprised of over 60 local trusts, who concentrate their efforts on practical environmental enhancement works on the ground. The Trust’s core values are central to all we strive to achieve, including bringing positive energy, expertise and specialist knowledge to develop good relationships and to deliver to a high standard making a real difference to rivers and their catchment areas.

    To apply

    Please email the following to jobs@southeastriverstrust.org:

    • a completed Application Form, for the relevant job role that you are applying for
    • a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

    The deadline for applications is Sunday 19th June at 10pm, with interviews taking place between Tuesday 28th June and Wednesday 29th June 2022 via Zoom. Please get in touch if you are unable to make these dates.

    If you would like to discuss the position please email jobs@southeastriverstrust.org, with your enquiry and we will arrange to call you back.

    GIS Analyst Job Description

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  • Trust Administrator

    We are looking for a positive, highly organised and self-motivated person to undertake the administrative duties that underpin the running of the Trust.

    You will be joining the Trust during an exciting period of growth, helping to shape, inform and implement the systems needed for a thriving organisation.

    You will support staff and the Trust through activities such as providing administrative support to the Chief Executive Officer and others, assisting with the implementation of policies and procedures, HR administration, and administrative support for meetings. Your role will include a wide range of general office duties, such as ordering supplies, taking bookings, helping with IT equipment and software and answering the main telephone line. You will be responsible for management of the Trust’s office and will be the Trust’s main liaison point with the landlord. You will support the Finance Manager with financial administration such as purchase invoice processing, expenses, budgets and timesheets, and the preparation of financial claims.

    The role would suit someone with significant experience working in administration.

    How to apply:

    Please email the following to jobs@southeastriverstrust.org:

    • a completed Application Form for the relevant job role that you are applying for
    • a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

    The deadline for applications Sunday 22nd May at 10pm, with interviews taking place on Thursday 26th May via Zoom. Please get in touch if you are unable to make these dates.

    If you would like to discuss the position please email jobs@southeastriverstrust.org, with your enquiry and we will arrange to call you back.

    Job Application Form, Trust Administrator

    Trust Administrator Job Description

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  • London Catchment Officer

    Are you a natural leader and communicator with a passion for the water environment? Come and join our friendly team at the South East Rivers Trust (SERT) working to achieve healthy river ecosystems for all across the South East of England.

    We are looking for a new London Catchment Officer to join our dynamic team. The role is at the heart of being able to achieve our vision as it brings together groups of stakeholders and members of the community to take a catchment based approach in understanding their local river, identifying issues that are impacting rivers and catchments, plus working together to find and implement solutions that will improve the health of the water environment.

    The Trust is recruiting a new London Catchment Officer to join our growing team of six officers, within a wider team of more than 25 staff, to become the face of the Trust’s work along its urban rivers as the London Catchment Officer. The role will be focussed on two south London urban rivers which the Trust has been working on for many years; the Hogsmill and Beverley Brook.

    The South East Rivers Trust is a member of the national Rivers Trust, a movement which is comprised of more than 60 local trusts, which concentrate their efforts on practical environmental enhancement works on the ground. The Trust’s core values are central to all we strive to achieve, including bringing positive energy, expertise and specialist knowledge to develop good relationships and to deliver to a high standard making a real difference to rivers and their catchment areas.

    To apply

    Please email the following to jobs@southeastriverstrust.org:

    • a completed Application Form, for the relevant job role that you are applying for
    • a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

    The deadline for applications is Sunday 19th June at 5pm, with interviews taking place on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th July 2022 via Zoom. Please get in touch if you are unable to make these dates.

    If you would like to discuss the position please email jobs@southeastriverstrust.org, with your enquiry and we will arrange to call you back.

    Job description, London Catchment Officer

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  • Plastics Project Officer

    Passionate about the environment? Want to help turn the tide on plastic pollution? This role could be for you. 

    We are seeking a Plastics Project Officer to join the Preventing Plastic Pollution Project, currently jointly funded by the European Union European Regional Development Fund Channel Manche Programme and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    Despite the highly publicised problem of plastics in oceans, initiatives have failed to look upstream and systematically tackle the role rivers, their catchments and communities play as a pathway and source of plastic. Starting in 2019, the Preventing Plastic Pollution project is taking a catchment-based approach to this issue, tackling plastic pollution from source to sea in pilot areas across the UK and France.

    The Plastics Project Officer is a new role at the Trust. The role will work closely with the Plastics Project Manager and local partners to deliver a programme of education and engagement on the River Medway in 2022; all focussed on catalysing behavioural change around plastic pollution. Activities will range from pop-up information stalls to river cleanup events to school outdoor education sessions; there will also be scope to design and trial new tactics towards the goal of behavioural change.

    To Apply

    Please email the following to jobs@southeastriverstrust.org:

    • a completed Application Form for the relevant job role that you are applying for
    • a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

    The deadline for applications Wednesday 25th May by 5pm with interviews taking place on Wednesday 1st June 2022 via Zoom. For the interview, a short 10-minute presentation will need to be prepared. Please get in touch if you are unable to make these dates.

    If you would like to discuss the position please email jobs@southeastriverstrust.org, with your enquiry and we will arrange to call you back.

    Plastics Project Officer

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  • Trustees to expand the Board

    We would like to appoint new Trustees to expand our Board, who will work together with the CEO and Management Team to guide our organisation to achieve its vision of healthy, thriving rivers for people and wildlife in the south east of England. As our organisation grows, we are seeking candidates who will challenge, support and amplify the work that we do.

    Trustees will assist the Chair in ensuring the good governance and financial sustainability of the charity; theses volunteers will contribute to its strategic development, and share their specific areas of knowledge, experience and expertise to enhance all that we do.

    We are particularly interested to hear from people who:

    • Have significant experience and understanding of farming, and the opportunities available for landowners and environmental organisations to work together to bring positive impacts for all
    • Have experience of leading and managing growth and change
    • Have experience of working within the water industry in any capacity
    • Have experience in any of the following areas: legal, financial, education, community engagement, HR, research, fundraising, engineering, strategic planning, marcomms and ecology
    • Can broaden and deepen the diversity of thought and experience represented in our organisation. We aim to represent and reflect the diverse communities that our rivers serve

    It would also be ideal if you had:

    • A passion for protecting the water environment
    • A track record of successfully working within or managing a senior team
    • Experience in writing funding bids and a good understanding of what makes them successful
    • Good knowledge of the funding streams available to an environmental charity
    • Understanding of the environment of the south east of England.
    • An ability to think strategically and discern how to prioritise opportunities that will ensure growth and sustainability
    • Experience in developing successful corporate funding relationships
    • An environmental qualification
    • A flexible and growth mindset

    To apply:

    Please email the following to jobs@southeastriverstrust.org:

    • a CV (two pages max.)
    • a covering letter (two pages max.) focusing on your relevant knowledge, experience and skills and how they align to the position. Please outline the number of days/hours you could work and when you would be available to start
    • SERT’s diversity monitoring form

    There is no deadline for applications as we shall organise interviews on an ongoing basis starting interviews in June 2022.

    No agencies please.

    If you would like to discuss the role further, please contact us on the above email, either directly with any queries or arrange a phone conversation.

    Job description, Trustee

    Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

Equality, diversity and inclusion

At SERT we believe in equality of opportunity and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to better reflecting society and the communities who use, need and enjoy our rivers within our workforce. We welcome requests for flexible working. All applications will be judged solely on merit. Please refer to our EDI Policy

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