Colne Rivers Project Officer

This is an exciting opportunity to join a committed and fast growing team working to improve the environment in the Colne Valley.

Role: Colne Rivers Project Officer
Ref: CRPO19
Salary: £20,000
Operational Area: The Colne Valley
Location: Colne Valley Park Visitors Centre, Denham, Uxbridge
Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am – 5pm
Contract Type: Fixed term until March 31st 2020 (with possibility of extension)

Role Description:

From internationally rare chalk streams in its rural headwaters to the braided river network of the Colne Valley Regional Park, the Colne catchment is a special place with a diverse range of waterbodies covering over 1000km2 across parts of Herts, Bucks, London, Berks and Surrey.

The successful candidate will work alongside the host of the Colne Catchment Action Network and key partner organisations to deliver an exciting array of river improvement projects.

The successful candidate should have a passion for freshwater wildlife conservation, a knowledge of the pressures affecting the Colne Catchment’s rivers, excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn from others. You will also need to be flexible in regards to occasional out of hours working and be prepared to travel to sites independently via car.

The position provides the perfect opportunity for a post graduate to gain valuable experience in river catchment management and freshwater ecology. You will engage with a variety of partners and gain valuable skills as you work to improve the river network for both wildlife and local people.

Our client, a community charity, is changing places, changing lives across the South of England, one green step at a time.

In return they offer:

  • 25 days per annum plus English Bank Holidays
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • Scope to continuing development of your professional skills

Full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle for which you will need to be insured for business use. Employees are able to claim back mileage rates as per the Expenses Policy.

Closing Date: 25th July 2019
Interview Dates: 30th or 31st July 2019
Start Date: 5th August 2019