South East Rivers Trust (& the Wandle Trust)

Job Opportunities

Finance and Operations Director

Closing Date: 5pm, 15th March 2021

We are seeking a Finance and Operations Director for a new senior position at the Trust. You will report to the Trust Director and support the Trustees, Trust Director and senior management leading on financial and operational matters. The key elements of the role will involve:

  • Strategic leadership of finance and supporting trustees in their financial governance; including helping to develop a solid business model along with a sound financial strategy to underpin this.
  • Effective financial management and managing the finance function; appropriate high quality budgeting and reporting systems, a solid control environment and efficient and effective transaction processing and compliance.
  • People management and HR functions; including developing a strong staff resource model.
  • Grant and contract management (including legal); to deliver effective process, procedure and systems to ensure end to end grant and project management.


The position will suit a strategic thinker who is friendly, calm and supportive with experience in growing and developing organisations. Experience of managing a successful finance function including setting finance strategy will be important and experience of people management and contract and grant management would be ideal. A passion for nature and an interest in environmental management would be an advantage.


To find out how to apply, download the role description below. 

Finance And Operations Director Job Description


Senior Project Officer (River & Catchment Restoration)

Closing Date: 6pm, 26th March 2021

Would you enjoy a varied and dynamic role working for a Rivers Trust with autonomy in your day to day work but also with the support and guidance of a friendly team of experienced colleagues?      

Are you an ‘all-rounder’ who combines sound knowledge of river and freshwater habitat restoration/management, ecology, project management and the thrill of seeing the physical enhancements delivered in the landscape?     

Do you have a ‘can do’, enthusiastic attitude with a strong desire to improve the environment for both wildlife and people?

This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Officer to join us in a rewarding and varied role with the South East Rivers Trust.

You will play a leading role in the Enhancing Rivers Team developing and delivering river, catchment and freshwater improvement projects across the SERT area.

You will be involved in a wide variety of projects ranging from habitat enhancements, water quality improvements, fish passage solutions, Natural Flood Management and landscape-scale interventions to name just a few.

You will work closely with a combination of team members, consultants, contractors and volunteers from the local communities.


To find out how to apply, download the role description below. 

Senior Project Officer Job Description March 2021

Senior Project Officer Application Form

Water Resources Lead

Closing Date: 5pm, 5th April 2021

The Water Resources Lead is an exciting new position leading the Trust’s work to address water scarcity issues.

The role will bring together businesses, communities and partners to develop a common understanding of water resource challenges and support actions to deliver more sustainable and resilient water resources across the region for the benefit of both people and the environment.

We are looking for a suitably experienced person with a good understanding of the needs and water use of different sectors, particularly the water industry and the food and drink supply chain. The position will suit someone with strong leadership and organisational skills, as well as a good communicator who enjoys participating in and leading a team.

To find out more and apply, download the role description here:

Water Resources Lead Job Description

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