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Alice Fallon

Three exciting jobs in river restoration and land management

We are looking for three experienced, talented and motivated people to come and work with us on some fantastic river projects in the river Severn catchment. Check out the summaries here, and then download the role profiles for more information.

Senior Fisheries Officer

We are seeking a highly skilled Senior Fisheries Officer to join the River Restoration department taking the lead on fisheries management and habitat restoration.  You will be enthusiastic, self-motivated and have a genuine passion for fisheries and freshwater ecology. The role will be an integral part of the core team at Severn Rivers Trust providing technical expertise and support in all things fisheries across the Severn catchment from source to sea.  

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, progressive and action-led organisation at the forefront of delivery improving the long-term resilience of the river to develop thriving fish stocks for biodiversity and fisheries. You will manage a portfolio of fisheries projects overseeing the capital delivery of fish easement work and in-channel habitat restoration.

You will build strong relationships with external partners and wider networks to facilitate the delivery of shared objectives. You will manage your workload effectively to prioritise tasks and activities with a demanding schedule and keep excellent records and evidence in line with Severn Rivers Trust’s and funders’ requirements.  

You will also have a good knowledge of scientific research methods, river wildlife, and nature conservation issues, and will be able to communicate these in an easily accessible way for a range of different audiences.  

Senior Land Management Officer

We need a confident and motivated individual to join us as a full-time Senior Land Management Officer, helping us to deliver a range of exciting landscape-scale initiatives throughout our Severn Uplands catchment.

The role will focus primarily on the day-to-day management of our ambitious Welsh Government funded Cain Valley Sustainable Land and Water Management, and Nant Alan Sustainable Land Management and Climate Resilience Projects.   These projects, which run from March 2021 to June 2023, are led by a steering group of landowners and community representatives supported by Severn Rivers Trust. The project aims are to improve in-river habitat for fish and other wildlife, to protect rivers from damage from livestock, to encourage natural flood management by increasing woodland cover and restoring a network of hedgerows and to install farm ponds and wetlands by supporting a network of local contractors.

You will be an integral part of our operations team, with experience in the procurement of goods and services, including the management of contractors, ensuring the delivery of on farm works to a high standard.  You will build strong relationships with the partnership team and wider networks to work for a common goal. You will manage your workload effectively to prioritize tasks and activities with a demanding schedule and keep excellent records and evidence in line with Severn Rivers Trust’s and funders’ requirements.  

Woodland Advisor

The water environment is in trouble like never before and the Severn catchment is no exception. Here at Severn Rivers Trust, we are committed to tackling these adversities head on, with an expanding team of professional land management and river restoration specialists, working to build ecological resilience into our catchment.

We recognise that expanding our network of riparian woodlands will help us deliver against several, key environmental priorities. As such, we would now like to attract new skills and experience into our organisation, to take the lead on delivering and developing a range of woodland creation initiatives, that help accelerate the pace, and improve the quality, of new native woodlands throughout the catchment.  

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, progressive and action-led organisation, in an area of sector, with the potential for enormous growth in the coming years.

Deadline for Applications: Tuesday 14 December.

The postholders will be expected to work from home with occasional travel to the Trust’s offices in Welshpool and/or Martley. The post holder will also be expected to undertake regular site visits across the Severn catchment to meet landowners, contractors, staff and volunteers. Therefore, a full, current UK driving licence and daily access to a vehicle covered by business insurance is essential for this role.  To reduce travel time and carbon footprint we would prefer candidates to live within the catchment area. Mileage costs will be reimbursed. 

For further information and to download an application form, please view the individual role profiles here.