Projects officer (volunteer support) at The Wandle Trust

The Wandle Trust/South East Rivers Trust

The Wandle Trust (which is currently growing into the South East Rivers Trust) is an environmental charity dedicated to enhancing the health of rivers and their catchments across the South East of England (areas of south London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent).

The Wandle Trust is recruiting a Project Officer to work with volunteers to help deliver river enhancement and restoration work.

The position is part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the Living Wandle Project.

This element of the project will involve engaging with, leading and training volunteers in river enhancement activities and leading them in the delivery of river improvement work.

Other components of the position involve contributing to the design and delivery of river and catchment enhancement work, involving volunteers wherever appropriate, communicating with a wide range of stakeholders and partners and organising monthly volunteer events, e.g. river cleanups.

For the right candidate there is also the scope to be more greatly involved in the development and delivery of river restoration projects, for which a higher salary may be offered, commensurate with experience, qualification and skills.

This is initially a two year contract with the opportunity of extension subject to funding.

This is a opportunity to join a growing organisation and movement and to enable the local community to make a real difference to their river landscape.

Please email a CV (two pages max.) and a covering letter (two pages max.) focusing on your relevant experience (particularly volunteer support, event organisation and management as well as any experience of delivering river enhancement work) and your knowledge (in particular of rivers and how to inspire and lead volunteers), as well as what you may bring to the role and to the Wandle Trust/SERT, to

Please also specify when you would be able to start in this role.

Closing date is 11am Tuesday July 15 2014. The job is for a fixed term initially and full time. Salary is between £23,000 and £26,000

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Charity Number: 1118616 | Company Number: 4323551