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

    SERT-Equality-and-Diversity-Monitoring-Form

     

  • Assistant Project Officer

    Working within the Trust’s Restoring Rivers and Catchments Team, you will assist with developing and delivering river restoration and habitat enhancement projects, working on projects throughout all stages including conception, development, design, delivery and monitoring.  Most importantly of all, you will support the whole team, your line manager and the wider organisation as much as you can.

    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.

    Initially offered as a two-year fixed term contract, it is expected that the position will be extended, subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding.

    This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual who is keen to gain more experience in river and catchment enhancement work in order to make a real difference to the aquatic environment. You will be joining our growing team and contribute to our portfolio of ambitious and bold projects based on sound science and best practice. This will be a valuable opportunity to shadow experienced staff in order to build your knowledge and experience of river processes, restoration techniques and ecology.

    Application process

    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 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 10th July  at 10pm with interviews taking place on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st July 2022 via Zoom. Please get in touch if you are unable to make these dates.

    Assistant Project Officer Job Description

    Job-Application-Form

    SERT-Equality-and-Diversity-Monitoring-Form

  • Trustee Roles

    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

  • Project Officer

    Working in the Enhancing Rivers & Catchments Team, you will develop and deliver a portfolio of physical enhancement projects on the ground. The Project Officer role is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and knowledgeable individual to build on their existing skills to oversee all stages of river and catchment enhancement projects, from conception to development, design and physical implementation.

    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 medium and smaller 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 as much as you can.

    Initially offered as a two-year fixed term contract, it is expected that the position will be extended, subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding. This is an exciting opportunity to join and support a growing and dynamic team making a real difference for the environment.

    Application process

    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 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 10th July  at 10pm with interviews taking place on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st July 2022 via Zoom. Please get in touch if you are unable to make these dates.

    Project Officer Job Description

    Job-Application-Form

    SERT-Equality-and-Diversity-Monitoring-Form

  • Catchment Monitoring Officer

    Are you a data analyst looking to work on projects which directly 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 new Catchment Monitoring Officer to join our dynamic team. The role is at the heart of achieving our vision by bringing together stakeholders and members of the community to take a catchment based approach in understanding their local river. We use data and evidence to understand and identify issues that are impacting rivers and catchments, and work together to find and implement solutions that will improve the health of the water environment. You will collect and analyse water quality and quantity datasets in the Medway Catchment to inform the implementation of nature-based solutions to tackle issues in the river catchment.

    The South East Rivers Trust is a member of the national Rivers Trust, a movement which is comprised of more than 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 job application form
    A completed equality and diversity monitoring form

     

    The deadline for applications is Sunday 17th July, with interviews taking place on Wednesday 27th to Friday 29th 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.

    Please note: All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. We do not sponsor applicants from overseas.
  • Catchment Officers

    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 two new Catchment Officers to join our dynamic team. These roles are at the heart of achieving our vision by bringing together stakeholders and members of the community to take a catchment based approach in understanding their local river. We identify issues that are impacting rivers and catchments, and work together to find and implement solutions that will improve the health of the water environment. You will coordinate either just the Mole Catchment Partnership and lead on a large project in the catchment; or the Darent and Cray and another Catchment Partnerships and develop projects in these catchments.

    Both roles will also support the wider SERT Team, to implement nature-based solutions to tackle the issues in the river catchment.

    The South East Rivers Trust is a member of the national Rivers Trust, a movement which is comprised of more than 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.

    How to apply:

    Please email the following to jobs@southeastriverstrust.org:

    • a completed application form
    • a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

    The deadline for applications is Sunday 17th July, 10pm with interviews taking place on Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th July 2022 (provisional dates) 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 – Catchment Officer final June22

    Catchment Officer Job Description June22

    SERT-Equality-and-Diversity-Monitoring-Form

  • Finance Manager

    Are you an experienced charity accountant looking to work for an organisation which directly protects 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 Finance Manager to join our growing team. The Finance Manager is a key role in the Finance & Operations Team, working with the Finance & Operations Director and Trust Administrator, to develop and provide the finance and operations functions that underpin the smooth running of the Trust.

    SERT is seeking a highly organised and motivated person with a genuine interest in charity accounting to lead and develop the financial processes of the Trust.

    This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing team and make a real difference in supporting work to protect the environment.

    To apply

    Please email the following to jobs@southeastriverstrust.org:

    • a completed application form
    • a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

    We are running a rolling interview process, receiving applications up until a deadline of 9am on Monday 25th July 2022, with final interviews taking place by Friday 29th July via Zoom. If you would like to discuss the position please email jobs@southeastriverstrust.org, with your enquiry and we will arrange to call you back.

    Please note: All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. We do not sponsor applicants from overseas.

    Job Application Form

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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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