Job Opportunities

The Trust is a dynamic and aspirational organisation at the forefront of environmental thinking and practical conservation in the UK today

Working for the trust will provide you with opportunities to develop and grow in a stimulating environment. We spend a lot of time and effort training our staff depending on their role and career aspirations.

We have a low staff turnover and usually have a waiting list of people who want to work for us. We believe that our most important asset is our people and we aim to recruit the best. Although we can’t always offer as high a salary as we might like, we try to offer other benefits including flexi-time and the option to work from home on occasion.

If you would like to be considered for a post, please email your CV to us for our files. Vacancies are advertised here on our website, as well as in the local or national press as appropriate.

 

Please note: All interviews may be conducted via Skype, conference call or equivalent for the time being.

Our latest vacancies will be shown below
Senior Farm Advisor

This is a Grade 4 role with a salary between £26,000.00 and £30,000.00 (dependent on experience). There is the potential to negotiate higher if you are suitable to take on additional responsibilities of Team Manager (see below). Plus benefits including 8% pension. This is a permanent full-time role of 37.5 hours per week.

We work with grants, water company funded initiatives, government funding and through commercial activities to deliver change both in our rivers and on the land that they drain.

We are looking for an experienced, self-starting Senior Farm Advisor to join our team delivering the Upstream Thinking Project as the lead contact in one of our key catchments.

Following the success of Upstream Thinking 1 and 2, Westcountry Rivers Trust continue to work with South West Water to deliver the third phase of the Upstream Thinking (UST) initiative, running from 2020 to 2025. We are seeking an Advisor to be the lead point of contact on the River Tamar catchment on the Devon / Cornwall border to join our Land Team at the Trust. 

For the right candidate this role has the potential to take on responsibilities of a Team Manager, working closely with our current UST Project Manager/Team Manager and reporting to the Head of Land Management, alongside the farm advisory role. We therefore welcome candidates who also have the relevant people and project management skills as detailed in the Person Spec below, but please note this doesn’t preclude you from applying if you do not have this experience. 

To apply:  Send your CV and a one page covering letter clearly marked as applying for the job of Senior Farm Advisor to [email protected].

Submission by:  Monday 31 August at 5pm.  Interviews will take place on Thursday 3 September and Friday 4 September 2020.

Job Description & Person Spec.

Farm Advisor

This is a Grade 3 role with a salary between £24,000 and £26,000 (dependent on experience) plus benefits including 8% pension. This is a permanent full-time role of 37.5 hours per week. 

We work with grants, water company funded initiatives, government funding and through commercial activities to deliver change both in our rivers and on the land that they drain.

Following the success of Upstream Thinking 1 and 2, Westcountry Rivers Trust continue to work with South West Water to deliver the third phase of the Upstream Thinking (UST) initiative, running from 2020 to 2025.  

We are looking for a Farm Advisor to join our Land Team, supporting them in delivering the Upstream Thinking Project, primarily on the River Dart and Otter catchments in Devon. 

For the right candidate this role has the potential to take on responsibilities of a team support role alongside the farm advisory role. We therefore welcome candidates who also have relevant skills as detailed in the Person Spec below,  but please note this doesn’t preclude you from applying if you do not have this experience as the advisory role is the key element. 

To apply:  Send your CV and a one page covering letter clearly marked as applying for the job of Farm Advisor to [email protected].

Submission by: Monday 31 August at 5pm.  Interviews will take place on Thursday 3 September and Friday 4 September 2020.

Job Description & Person Spec.

Trustees

We are recruiting three Trustees.

Formed in 1994, Westcountry Rivers Trust was established to restore and protect Westcountry rivers and their flora and fauna. In doing so, the trust also helps save money for farmers, improve fisheries, lower costs for water companies, boost tourism, reduce the need to dredge estuaries and even benefits human health.

Everything we do is informed by the best available science and our work is driven by an ‘ecosystems approach,’ which considers the function of the entire catchment, not just the rivers that flow within them.

Today we work across Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset, with a wide range of stakeholders from landowners to local communities, businesses, farmers and water companies to restore and protect the rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal areas for the benefit of people, wildlife and the local economy.

Following a recent Governance review we are looking to re-shape the Board and are seeking to appoint people with a passion for our environment who can offer expertise in the areas of finance, HR and/or marketing.

Applications must be made to our recruitment partner:

Jackie Dawkins, Shine Charity Recruitment – [email protected] – 01884 841751.

The deadline is 24 May 2020.

Full details at:

charityjob.co.uk

Trustee Recruitment Pack