Programme Manager (Lower Severn)

Severn Rivers Trust

Home-based with travel throughout the catchment
£34,000 - £40,200 pa

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: water & hydrology, conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 6th May 2024  

Note: The deadline for this role has been extended.

Here at Severn Rivers Trust, we are passionate about catchment scale restoration and have big ambitions to rise to the challenge, scaling both our conservation programmes and our work to better engage and educate the communities of the Severn, to the turn the tide on the restoration of this great River. We’re an agile organisation, with a can-do attitude and a willingness to take on new challenges. So, if you like to get stuff done, and want to be at forefront of ecological restoration, working along the UK’s longest river, then Severn Rivers Trust could be just the place for you. Our expanding portfolio of work means we have an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our Management Team, in the role of Programme Manager, to oversee our conservation programmes in the Lower Severn.

Job title: Programme Manager (Lower Severn)

Location of job: Hybrid working - home based with regular travel requirements throughout your allocated region of the catchment.

Post holder reports to: CEO

Salary: £34,000 – £40,200 per annum (9% employer pension contribution)

Position type: Permanent

Benefits: Generous home-working allowance, flexible working arrangements

Overall purpose of the job:

The Programme Manager role will join our expanding Operations Team, taking the lead on overseeing the coordination of a diverse portfolio of catchment restoration schemes, from landscape-scale woodland creation schemes to natural flood management initiatives to fish pass infrastructure projects. This will be an exciting, fast-paced role with potential for big impact, overseeing works at scale, along the course of Britain’s longest river.

You will oversee and coordinate an expanding team, with up to 5 direct reports. You will work closely with the team, to support them in managing their individual projects, providing technical advice and general project management steer, to ensure our programmes of work are delivered to a consistently high standard, on time and within budget.

Finally, you will work closely with your counterparts in other areas of the catchment, and the wider management team, to develop new projects ideas, explore and test innovative ways of working, and share technical advice and knowledge. Altogether, you will play an integral role in the development of our organisation and our mission to improve the ecological resilience of the river Severn catchment.

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