Job Opportunity River Holme Connections

River Steward – River Holme Catchment, West Yorkshire

Salary and benefits £22,500 – £26,000 (dependent on experience and qualifications) + pension + 28 days holiday entitlement including statutory bank holidays
Employment opportunity to improve the management, biodiversity and people engagement of riverbanks and greenspaces throughout the River Holme Catchment.
River Holme Connections is a young and expanding charity with a long term aim of improving the River Holme Catchment for people, wildlife and the local economy. As River Steward you will engage riparian landowners and the skills and enthusiasm of volunteers of all ages and backgrounds. We are looking for a self – motivated individual who is familiar with the Catchment – Based Approach. Your work will be a combination of practical work days, public interface and helping land owners to take responsibility for their stretch of river. With the help of a strong team of staff and Trustees you will make a significant impact on local rivers through:

 biodiversity enhancement
 riverbank maintenance
 invasive species monitoring and control
 path, route and access improvements
 expanding our successful volunteering programme
 awareness raising
 developing partnerships with landowners and stakeholders
 a combination of land owner subscriptions and grant funding
We are therefore looking for someone with:
 confidence in working with the general public, volunteers and landowners
 the ability to plan and execute safe practical tasks in some physically demanding environments
 a relevant degree level qualification or equivalent in an environmental field
 minimum of 2 years working in conservation, ideally on river related projects
 experience of working with a wide range of volunteers and stakeholders
 a valid UK/EU driving licence
 experience of working within the parameters of grant funded projects and/ or contract writing and management
 experience in delivering partnership based collaborative projects

Application Details: Please apply in writing including your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the best person for this role to Kim Warren, Project Officer

Closing date for applications noon 20th March 2018.

Trustees: Adrian Barraclough Clare Ash Richard Ashley Mike Bowman William O’Brien Lynva Russell Mike Williams
01484 661756 Registered Charity No.1163873
River Holme Connections is the public name for River 2015 registered charity number 116387