River Restoration Manager/Officer


Central, East or North London
£23,000 - £35,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, water & hydrology

Closing date: Sunday, 7th March 2021   6 days left

River Restoration Officer or Manager (dependent upon experience/qualifications)

Salary: Band £23,000 - £35,000 per annum

(subject to appointed position appointed to and level of experience)

Contract length: Fixed term contract – 35 hours per week for 1 year – extension likely

Location: Central, East or North London Home Based/Any Thames21 office

Responsible to: Thames21 Head of Improving Rivers

Thames21 recognises the positive value of diversity and we welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds

Purpose of the job

Thames21’s mission is to deliver healthy rivers in the Thames basin (both within and outside of London), this position is critical to delivering the mission. In recent years Thames21 has significantly up-scaled our planning and delivery of river restoration works and in 2020/21 we restored 5km of rivers. In the next 5 years we intend to continue to expand this work so that the rivers we work on become dynamic, re-naturalised, rich in ecology and championed by the local community. To enable this we are looking for a committed, self-motivated and technically capable River Restoration Officer or Manager depending upon the level of experience and skills of the candidates.

If you have a track record in delivering river restoration and/or habitat improvement projects, working with contractors and in partnership with multiple public and private partners you may be perfect for the Manager position. You will be technically strong in one or all areas of river restoration (woody habitat interventions, fish passage etc) and adept at managing complex budgets and reporting to funders. You will have confidence and credibility, and be able to engage and influence a variety of stakeholders.

If you have a strong interest in river/wetland ecology, have studied rivers, their restoration and have a grasp of the techniques, designs and permits which restore river and deliver healthy rivers, the Officer role might be right for you.

This role is a key position in implementing Thames21 mission and the selected candidate will be part of a dynamic and committed team. You will have the chance to add input and help develop our goals and as a key position in the organisation, how we go about delivering them.

Deadline for completed application forms: 7th March midnight

Interviews will be held on: Weeks commencing 15th and 22nd March

Application should be by completing our application form which can be found on our website. We do not accept CV’s. Your application form should be emailed to: [email protected]

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