Project Officer (Water & Land Stewardship and Eden Farm Cluster)

South East River Trust

Leatherhead, Surrey and Chiddingstone, Kent
£29,203 - £38,189 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: water & hydrology, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 30th June 2024   5 days left

We have an exciting opportunity to join us as a Project Officer in the Water and Land Stewardship Team, supporting farms and catchment stakeholders to improve the resilience of catchments, reduce diffuse pollution, replenish water resources, and restore nature. This is a great opportunity to work in close partnership with the farming community and water industry to drive landscape scale change for the Eden catchment, and support the development of Nature-based Solutions for water across the South East. The main focus for this role is to facilitate the establishing Lower Eden Farm Cluster, coordinating environmental outcomes at a landscape and catchment scale whilst ensuring food security and farm productivity. You will be closely working with Bore Place and SES Water in formalising the Eden Farmer Cluster, building on work done by the partnership over the last few years.

While you will be hosted in the SERT Water and Land Stewardship Team, you will be spending a significant amount of your time out in the Eden catchment, including at partners’ offices at Bore Place in Chiddingstone, Kent TN8 7AR. This role is offered full time for 18 months, with 2.5 days per week focused on the Eden Farmer Cluster. However, we welcome applicants interested in working reduced or flexible hours and would consider a part time role (2.5 days/week) focused solely on the Eden Cluster.

This is a fixed term contract until 30th September 2025.

For the job description, and full details on how to apply please visit our website.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 30th June 2024.

If you would like to discuss this position, please email [email protected] with your enquiry and a member of our team will be in contact shortly.

Please note: All applicants must have the right to work in the UK. We are unable to sponsor applicants from overseas.

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