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

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