Job Opportunities

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

It is an exciting time in the environment sector as the importance of river health receives the wider attention it deserves.

In the Westcountry, our charity has been leading the way in restoring and protecting the region’s freshwater environments for more than 25 years, but there is still more to be done.

To keep caring for these spaces, and all who depend on them, our charity is growing, with opportunities across a variety of departments. Working for the trust will provide you with a stimulating environment in which to meet your career aspirations.

We believe that our most important asset is our people. We aim to recruit the best and spend time and effort investing in our staff, which results in a low staff turnover. As a charity, we may not be able to offer as high salaries as we wish but we do offer other benefits such as flexitime.

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

Please note: Interviews may be conducted via video call or equivalent.

Latest Vacancies:
Natural Capital Advisor — apply by 25 January 2022

Salary range £22,730-£24,430 per annum dependent on experience.

This role will support and supervise the design and delivery of a series of Natural Flood Management schemes, created using a variety of Nature Based Solution options. Early engagement and communication with local landowners and stakeholders will be a key element of this position. You will have a knowledge of working in the natural environment and experience of managing and supervising consultants and contractors to deliver interventions across several sites, with support provided from the WRT in-house Natural Capital delivery teams. Reporting to the Operations Manager you will be encouraged to develop your knowledge and experience of working in the environmental conservation sector with a focus on protecting and enhancing freshwater environments. Your role will be home, office and site-based working at various locations on our catchments throughout the South West, supporting on the delivery of on array of project outputs for the Trust.

Job Description:

The Natural Capital Advisor will report into the Operations Manager.


• Planning and delivery of various natural flood management schemes and other projects utilising Nature Based Solutions outputs.
• Applying for consents, permits and exemptions required to deliver project work.
• Supporting landowners with applications to appropriate grant schemes.
• Attend meetings and engage with other project partners.
• Working with the Operational Team to deliver work safely and professionally on Natural Capital projects.
• Engaging with the public and volunteers.
• Undertake work-based activities independently with support from the team.

Person specification.

Knowledge and Experience

• Experience of working outdoors in aquatic environments.
• Experience delivering Natural Flood Management schemes and working with Nature Based Solutions.
• Experience working and engaging with landowners, stakeholders and the public.
• Ability to supervise and manage contractors across multiple sites if necessary.
• Knowledge of tree planting and appropriate species selection and planting densities.
• Knowledge of Bio-security best practice and environmental awareness.
• Experience of using various software from the MS Office suite.
• Experience writing/drafting reports and other professional documents.
• Previous environmental contracting and/or consultancy experience.
• Experience of working in and around a farming environment. (D)
• An understanding of working with contracts and agreements. (D)
• Knowledge of The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (2015) (D)

Skills and Competencies

• Ability to follow instructions working as part of a team.
• Ability to interpret and implement designs.
• Good communication skills.
• Ability to plan and deliver project outputs from conception to conclusion with support from other WRT staff.
• Degree or equivalent qualification, or experience, in Environmental Conservation, Ecology or similar subject.
• Professional Membership of an appropriate organisation. (D)

The above are Essential criteria unless indicated as Desirable. (D)
Closing Date: midnight January 25th 2022
Interview Date: February 2nd 2022.

Please submit CV and Covering Letter to