Plastics Project Manager

South East Rivers Trust

Carshalton, Greater London
£28,000 - £33,500 depending on experience

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 08450920110 Polly Penn

Sectors: water & hydrology, conservation & wildlife, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Monday, 28th September 2020   1 day left

Despite the highly publicised problem of plastics in oceans, initiatives have failed to look upstream and systematically tackle the role rivers, their catchments and communities play as a pathway and source of plastic.

We are seeking a Plastics Project Manager to lead the Trust in taking a catchment-based approach to the plastic pollution crisis, shaping the Trust’s strategy as well as influencing National and International policy and action.

The Plastics Project Manager position is a new role within SERT and an integral part of the “Preventing Plastic Pollution” (PPP) Project, currently jointly funded by the European Union European Regional Development Fund Channel Manche Programme and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

In this role, you will work with partners across the UK and France to share best practice and expertise on understanding sources and pathways of plastic as well as setting up a citizen science scheme to monitor pollution in the Medway catchment. You will create real impact by delivering and evaluating a range of methods to reduce and remove plastic from the river and creating Plastic Action Plans with communities, working with key stakeholders across the catchment (the Medway Catchment Partnership, local communities, businesses and farmers) to instigate transformational change in the way plastic is used and recycled in the catchment.

To Apply, please visit the Trust's website for a full role description. 

This role is funded by the EU INTERREG VA France (Channel) England Programme project co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Please mention when responding to this ad.