Project Manager

Trent Rivers Trust

£25,607 FTE

Paid • Either • Permanent

Sectors: water & hydrology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 02 January 2018

The Trent Rivers Trust is looking for a Project Manager for the FRAMES project in Nottinghamshire.

We are looking for a highly skilled individual with extensive project management experience to manage TRT’s delivery in a high profile project to reduce flood risk in Southwell, Nottinghamshire.

Applicants will have a good understanding of flood risk and natural flood management and will have excellent project management and reporting skills. Experience of partnership working, landowner engagement and financial monitoring is essential.

Starting salary £25,607 FTE

Email for more details or visit the Trent Rivers Trust website

Closing dates for applications is Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Job Description

Job Title: FRAMES Project Manager
Job Location: Nottinghamshire
Salary and terms: Permanent subject to six month probationary period, Full or part time
Reporting to: Director
Purpose: To manage TRT’s delivery in a high profile project to reduce flood risk in Southwell, Nottinghamshire

The FRAMES Project Manager (PM) will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of the TRT elements of the FRAMES InterREG project. They will support the Southwell FRAMES Project Board to ensure that the project outcomes are delivered within the required timescales and within budget.

This project is funded by InterREG and therefore necessitates timely, detailed and evidenced financial monitoring and reporting in accordance with the funding requirements.

Tasks and activities

The post holder will be required to:

  • Use appropriate data sets and tools to help inform cost- benefit analysis to identify the appropriate location for NFM interventions in rural and urban areas
  • Develop and deliver natural flood management (NFM) solutions in and upstream of Southwell
  • Liaise with farmers and other landowners over the siting of NFM measures on their land
  • Work with TRT project staff and other partners to develop an appropriate monitoring scheme for the measures and to evaluate the wider success of the project
  • Represent TRT as the main point of contact for the project when dealing with project partners, stakeholders and landowners
  • Complete all financial and activity reporting for the project, working closely with TRT’s finance team

Experience and Expertise

The following skills and experience have been identified as essential to this role:

  • Extensive experience in delivering partnership based collaborative projects
  • Exceptional project management skills including financial acumen. The person will ideally have experience of managing EU funded projects
  • An excellent communicator, experienced in community and stakeholder engagement, advocacy and facilitation
  • Experience of design and implementation of a wide range of NFM measures.
  • An understanding of water environments and the principle impacts influencing water quality, water level management and river processes, as well as the ability to translate this knowledge when appraising different design options
  • Effective negotiation skills and the proven ability to build and maintain good relations with farmers, contractors and representatives of the local community
  • Experience of data analysis and GIS within the context of recording and interpreting of data of varying types is essential

Terms and Conditions

  • The starting salary for this post is £25,607 FTE but paid pro rata according to the hours worked. TRT is willing to consider full or part time working for this post
  • The post will require frequent travel around the Trent catchment and therefore a full UK driving licence and access to a car is essential. Mileage expenses will be paid in accordance with the HMRC non-taxable levels. Car insurance providers need to be made aware of this business use
  • TRT will contribute 6% of gross salary to the pension scheme of choice for the successful post-holder subject to a minimum contribution of 4% from the employee
  • The post attracts an annual holiday entitlement of 25 days plus statutory bank holidays for a FTE post, calculated on a pro rata basis for part time hours
  • The post holder will be expected to work from home. TRT has an office in Ilkeston, close to the M1 near Nottingham and the postholder can choose to work from here although travel expenses to and from the office would not be paid if it is the nominated base for the staff member
  • A small ‘working from home allowance’ is payable on a pro rata basis but employees are expected to provide a broadband connection which can be used for TRT business. Office consumables can be claimed on expenses when used directly for TRT purposes, subject to approval
  • The appointment will be permanent, subject to ongoing funding availability


Please visit the website and download an application form to complete which should be sent to Rosie by email at You may also attach your curriculum vitae with your application form if you wish but this is not essential. Alternatively, you may email Rosie and request an application form.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 2nd January. Interviews will be held during early January.

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