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 try to recruit locally where possible and we aim to recruit the best. 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. 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 when convenient.

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.

 

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Data & Evidence Officer - apply by 30 August

Full time, permanent. Grade 2/3: Salary between £17,000 and £22,000 pa (dependent on experience) plus benefits including 6% pension.

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is an environmental charity that works across the South West to improve our rivers for the benefit of all. We work with EU grants, water company funded initiatives and government funding to deliver change both in our rivers and on the land that they drain.

To apply: Send your CV and a one page covering letter clearly marked as applying for the job of Data & Evidence Officer to Westcountry Rivers Trust, Rain-Charm House, Kyl Cober Parc, Stoke Climsland, Cornwall PL17 8PH or email to [email protected].

For more information on this position, please contact Sarah Wigley at [email protected] or on 01579 372140.

Submission by: 5pm, Friday 30 August 2019.

We anticipate that interviews will take place in the week commencing 9 September.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Do you have a good environmental understanding and a commitment to developing a career in the environmental or conservation sectors?

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is looking for a confident and technically capable individual to fulfil the role of Data & Evidence Officer.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, organised and enthusiastic individual able to work to deadlines and under pressure.

This specialist role, sitting in the Trust’s Evidence & Engagement Team, will be a full-time permanent position based at our Head Office in Cornwall. The post will report to Dr Nick Paling, Head of Evidence & Engagement.

The Data & Evidence Officer will be required to collate, analyse and present environmental data and evidence to support the ecosystem services/natural capital planning and integrated catchment management activities of the trust.

The successful candidate will be required to integrate data and evidence from a variety of sources to support initiatives being undertaken by trust staff and for presentation to external clients and partners.

The work undertaken will also make a significant contribution to the consultancy work of the trust and help it to achieve its objectives of protecting and improving the environment and promoting sustainable development.

Due to the specific technical nature of our work it will be essential for the Data & Evidence Officer to have a good knowledge or background in the environmental or conservation sectors.

An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline is an essential requirement, with a postgraduate qualification preferable.

We are looking for candidates who are passionate about the environment and who have a keen interest in both the collation and analysis of scientific data and the communication of scientific information to a variety of audiences.

The Data & Evidence Officer will be comfortable managing, analysing and presenting environmental data using a variety of software. They will also be an experienced user of geographic information systems (GIS) and will preferably have some experience of using the ESRI ArcGIS software package.

They will also have a good understanding of, and perhaps some experience of undertaking, spatial data creation and management, spatial analysis, 3D analysis and the professional mapping of spatial data and geographic information.

They will also be equally at ease writing for both technical and non-technical audiences and will be capable of adjusting their style to suit the audience’s prior knowledge.

Water Monitoring Officer - apply by 30 August

Full time permanent position. Grade 2/3: salary between £17,000 and £22,000 pa (dependent on experience) plus benefits including 6% pension

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is an environmental charity that works across the South West to improve our rivers for the benefit of all. We work with EU grants, water company funded initiatives and government funding to deliver change both in our rivers and on the land that they drain.

To apply: Send your CV and a one page covering letter clearly marked as applying for the job of Water Monitoring Officer to Westcountry Rivers Trust, Rain-Charm House, Kyl Cober Parc, Stoke Climsland, Cornwall PL17 8PH or email to [email protected].

For more information on this position, please contact Simon Browning at [email protected] or on or 01579 372140.

Submission by: 5pm, Friday 30 August 2019

We anticipate interviews to be conducted in the week commencing 9 September.

Job Description

Do you have a good environmental understanding and a commitment to developing a career in the environmental or conservation sectors?

The Westcountry Rivers Trust is looking for a confident and technically capable individual to fulfil the role of Water Monitoring Officer. The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, organised and enthusiastic individual able to work to deadlines and under pressure.

This specialist role, sitting in the trust’s Evidence & Engagement team, will be a full-time, permanent position based at our head office in Cornwall. The post will report to Dr Nick Paling, Head of Evidence & Engagement.

A critical part of the trust’s work is the monitoring of water quality and quantity to provide quantitative evidence for interventions and/or land management advice given for existing projects, or to support the validity of a proposed project.

We are seeking a competent, confident candidate to join our vibrant and passionate team of environmentalists, to assist with designing and implementing water quality campaigns, as well as analysing and interpreting data in a meaningful way.

The successful candidate should have a degree in an environmental science related subject and have prior practical experience of water quality monitoring in the field.

The role will include:

• Experimental design of sampling campaigns

• Collection and on-site analysis of quality samples

• Deployment of specialist monitoring kit, including continuous data loggers and telemetry units

• Data entry and updating/maintenance of spreadsheets

• Data analysis and visualisation

• Data interpretation and reporting

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

Essential Criteria

• Appropriate degree level qualification in an environmental discipline

• Prior experience of freshwater sample collection and analysis

• Self-motivated, organised and enthusiastic individual able to work to deadlines and under pressure

• Experience of catchment-scale approaches and processes

• Full, valid UK driving license and own vehicle as this role requires frequent site work and therefore the ability to travel between sites is essential

• Good data management skills

• Good communication skills, both internally and to external clients, volunteers or public

• The ability to work primarily as part of a team but also competent working alone (particularly in the field)

• A passion for the natural environment and desire to make a difference in this exciting field of science

Desirable Criteria

The following are not essential for the role but would be an advantage:

• Experience of water quality kit deployment

• Experience using and programming open source electronics platforms such as Arduino

• Experience using more specialist data analysis software / statistical packages such as R

• Health and safety training

• First Aid trained