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 will be conducted via Skype, conference call or equivalent for the time being.

Our latest vacancies will be shown below
Bookkeeper at The Rivers Trust & Westcountry Rivers Trust
Location: Stoke Climsland, Cornwall
Salary: £22 – £25k (dependent on experience) plus benefits, including 8% pension.
Closes: April 3, 2020

The Rivers Trust (RT) is the national umbrella body of one of the fastest growing UK environmental movements that delivers on-the-ground restoration and improvement of our nation’s rivers for the benefit of all.

Westcountry Rivers Trust (WRT) is the charity that delivers this objective in the South West of England. Both are based in Stoke Climsland, Cornwall.

Both RT and WRT work with EU grants, corporate-funded initiatives and government funding to deliver change both in our rivers and on the land that they drain. We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our finance teams.

This is a full-time position with RT, initially spending half their week covering maternity leave at WRT under a secondment arrangement.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to work within the rivers trust movement.

For a full job description and relevant forms please visit:

before submitting your application to [email protected] no later than 5pm on Friday 3 April 2020, to include:

  1. A covering letter of no more than one page telling us why you are the person we are looking for
  2. A completed Application Form
  3. A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Interviews: week commencing 13 April 2020


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:

Trustee Recruitment Pack