Job Opportunities

Come and join our friendly team at SERT.

You can find our current staff vacancies listed below. Don’t forget to check out other ways you can get involved too.

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  • Natural Flood Management Coordinator
  • Project Development Officer
  • Project Development Team Leader
  • SuDS in Sutton’s Schools project, Education and Community Outreach Officer

Additional roles coming up soon:

Water quality

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Natural Flood Management Coordinator

We are seeking a dynamic individual and a natural leader to become our Natural Flood Management Coordinator.

This new role will identify, plan, implement and monitor natural flood management measures, targeting them so that they contribute to a reduction in flood risk. You will initially focus on the upper catchment area of the River Medway in Kent, but will have the scope to extend beyond this area as work progresses.

Through this project you will also have the chance to travel within Europe to share lessons learned on creating flood resilient societies through the FRAMES project, funded by the European Union European Regional Development Fund North Sea Region Programme.

Deadline to apply:  3 pm, 1st February  2018.

To find out more about the role and how to apply, please download the full Job Description and person specification below.


There is some further information on the FRAMES project and the Medway Flood Action Plan on our website here.

Project Development Officer and/or Team Leader

Become a core part of the SERT team designing river and catchment restoration across the South East and make a real difference on the ground.

Working collaboratively alongside other SERT staff, project partners, landowners and stakeholders, you will develop best practice solutions to make a real difference to the river catchments in South London and the South East. The role will involve developing up the detailed design of river and catchment restoration projects, primarily using nature-based solutions, so that they are ready for delivery by Trust staff, partners or contractors. You will work with Trust staff and partners as they identify projects to be developed to address priority issues. You will also work closely with SERT project delivery staff and contractors to ensure smooth delivery on the ground.

We are offering this role at both manager and officer level. The management level will additionally contribute to overseeing and facilitating the work of colleagues and building teams so that the Trust delivers most effectively.

This is a unique opportunity to become part of the core team at the South East Rivers Trust.

Deadline to apply:  Please email to check on availability.

To find out more about the role(s) and how to apply, please download the full Job Description below.


Education and Community Outreach Officer – SuDS in Sutton’s Schools project

Be part of a new project to reduce the risk of flooding to properties in south London while inspiring communities and educating the next generation in sustainable water management.

We are looking for an engaging Education and Community Outreach Officer to join the SuDs in Sutton’s Schools project (SiSS) which will disconnect 4.5 ha of impermeable hard surfaces from the surface water network by installing a range of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) located in the grounds of seven local schools.

You will work with project partners to facilitate the smooth delivery of SiSS on the ground, engaging the schools in the design process to create SuDS that will be used as a teaching resource to educate children on water management and the River Wandle. You will engage the wider community on water management, particularly how smaller SuDS interventions can be installed at home, assisting them with their delivery, inspiring the local area to become more permeable and create a landscape that is more resilient to climate change.

Deadline to apply:  This position is now closed but there are similar opportunities available, please get in touch directly if you are interested.

To find out more about the role and how to apply, please download the full Job Description below.