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Organisation: Bristol Avon Rivers Trust
Salary: C£15-17000
Location: Bristol Avon catchment
Hours: Full Time, 40 hours per week. Flexibility required (some evening & weekend work)
Position type: Paid
Contract: Full time
Closing date: Applications must be received by 5pm on October 14th.
Website: www.bristolavonriverstrust.org
Contact name: Ian Mock
Contact email: Ian@bristolavonriverstrust.org

 

 

Overview

The number of projects led by Bristol Avon Rivers Trust’s has grown significantly over the last 4 years and as such the trust is looking to take on another member of staff. This role is an opportunity to join a small team with big ambitions and to help shape the future of the Trust in coming years. Prospects will depend on speed of learning and the ability to quickly help generate income whilst meeting the Trust’s charitable objectives.

The main duties of the trainee Project Officer post will involve delivering and developing BART’s LoCATE Project (Local Community Action Through Education) to individuals, schools and community groups throughout the catchment. However, the successful applicant will often be required to contribute to the other activities and duties of the Trust.

Key duties and responsibilities

  • Develop a thorough understanding of BART’s work to date, and the issues that need to be addressed within the Bristol Avon Catchment.
  • Identify potential partner organisations and individuals and develop working relationships with them.
  • Develop strategies to raise awareness of the issues within the catchment
  • Lead BART’s LoCATE Project to individuals, schools and community groups throughout the catchment.
  • Recruit volunteers to work on catchment restoration and research activities.
  • Develop and submit funding bids to awarding bodies.
  • Contribute and assist in the production of publicity and marketing materials.

 

Candidate Profile 

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent in an environmental science.
  • A confident and clear communicator with experience in directly delivering education & engagement activities with school children & community groups.
  • Knowledge/understanding of riverine ecology and conservation issues.
  • Understanding of legislation relevant to the aquatic environment (e.g. Water Framework Directive).
  • Ability to work flexibly, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to engage and build relationships across organisations with differing objectives and priorities.
  • Ability to prioritise and plan activities.
  • Proven experience of generating budgets and making successful applications for project funding.
  • Excellent literacy, numeracy and report-writing skills.
  • Excellent presentation skills and communication skills for a wide range of audiences
  • Ability to work alone, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, and experience of using information/data to aid decision-making.
  • Good computer literacy skills (e.g. with Excel, Word, Powerpoint and the Internet).
  • Valid driving licence and own car, insured for business use.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the Bristol Avon Catchment

 

Interested parties should submit a CV and a one page covering letter explaining why they might be suitable for the position. These should be sent to: ian@bristolavonriverstrust.org

All applicants will receive responses. Interviews for shortlisted applicants will take place in Bristol, week beginning Monday 7th November.