Upstream Thinking Project Manager

Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Camborne, Cornwall, and remote working
£27,025 - £30,430 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: water & hydrology, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 22nd May 2022   2 days left

We are looking for an excellent project manager with great people skills to lead and manage the Upstream Thinking Project working in partnership with South West Water for Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

Upstream Thinking is South West Water’s multi-award-winning catchment management scheme which applies natural landscape-scale solutions to improve water quality and supply. Cornwall Wildlife Trust is the delivery partner across 4 Cornish catchments working towards a better future for farming, improving and joining up wildlife habitats and restoring wetlands.

The role reports to the Head of Conservation and includes line management of 10 project officers, responsibility for the budget and remote project office. The project manager will continue to build relationships with South West Water, match funders and other Cornwall Wildlife Trust staff. They will also lead on the proposal for a further project phase (beginning in 2025).

This role is fixed term until the 31 March 2025 (with possibility of extension) and is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week. Typical working hours are Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm. There may be an occasional need to work outside of these hours (evening/weekend work) to fulfil the needs of the project.

The salary for this role is £27,025 - £30,430 dependent on experience.

Location: Project Office at King Edward Mine Workspaces, Troon, TR14 9HW with a combination of office and hybrid working.


  • Cornwall Wildlife Trust operates excellent toil and flexible working policies
  • Enhanced company holiday entitlement – starting at 25 days plus bank holidays and rising to a maximum 30 days over a period of time (1 day extra for each year worked after 4 complete years served)
  • All employees have access to the Employee Assistance Programme (24/7 counselling service) and Employee health and wellbeing portal
  • Free onsite parking at Five Acres and King Edward Mine sites
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

Equal opportunities

We are committed to ensuring transparent and non-discriminatory recruitment and employment. As a progressive charitable organisation, we champion equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristic.

To apply:

To apply please send a completed application form (CVs not accepted) to [email protected]

The closing date for applications is midnight on Sunday 22 May 2022.

Interviews for this role will be held on Friday 10 June 2022. 

Anticipated start date will be asap.

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