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 via [email protected]. 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 video call or equivalent for the time being.

Our latest vacancies will be shown below
Research Studentship - Plastic Pollution Connectivity between Land and River

The media spotlight on plastic pollution in recent years has translated into an urgent call for action by the public, policy makers and industry. While the ubiquity of microplastic pollution within marine ecosystems is widely recognised (Law and Thompson, 2014), less attention has focussed on plastic materials transported from rural catchment sources to rivers (Windsor et al., 2019).

This project aims to deliver novel information on the types, abundance and transport pathways of plastic pollution from rural catchments to rivers. 

Working alongside current NERC, BBSRC and EU research programmes, training will be given in advanced catchment survey and sampling, soil and sediment sampling protocols and the above state-of-the-art analytical and diagnostic methodologies. The successful applicant will gain experience working within an ISO9001 certified framework.

CASE partner, Westcountry Rivers Trust, will provide multidisciplinary training in applied data and evidence application and policy development.

You will have a degree in environmental sciences, geography or related discipline with experience in river basin processes, environmental diagnostic tools (field- and laboratory-based), and /or Geographical Information Systems (GIS) applications.

Read full details and how to apply at