Closing date: Wednesday, 17th August 2022 2 days left
The Westcountry Rivers Trust is an environmental charity that works across the South West to improve our rivers for the benefit of all. We work with EU grants, Water Company funded initiatives and government funding to deliver change both in our rivers and on the land that they drain. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join our Operational team. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to work for WRT, a dynamic and aspirational organisation at the forefront of environmental thinking and practical conservation in the UK today.
This role will provide a Team Leader position and additional support to the Operational team across a varied programme of work.
This role will support with a mixture of site based delivery opportunities on a range of WRT projects. The successful applicant will be a motivated, enthusiastic, team player who will be reliable and show initiative. This role is a mixture of site and desk based however there
may be the requirement to visit delivery sites on occasion.
This role will support the Operations Team and other departments at WRT with the delivery of various catchment management outputs such as but not limited to, habitat creation and restoration opportunities, monitoring, natural flood management, arboricultural work and community engagement. Your role will be predominantly site-based working at various locations on our catchments throughout the South West, supporting on the delivery of on array of project outputs for the Trust. You will be responsible for leading a team of operatives to deliver a range of work safely and professionally on WRT sites. Reporting to the Operations Supervisor you will develop your knowledge and experience of working in the environmental conservation sector with a focus on enhancing freshwater environments. You will be encouraged to develop your leadership, mentoring and management skills and have experience of working in one or more of the following; river restoration, fisheries, arboriculture/forestry, ecology and construction & land management. A background and experience of working in arboriculture is essential for this role.
The Operations Team Leader will report into the Operations Supervisor.
Knowledge and Experience
Skills and Competencies
The above are Essential criteria unless indicated as Desirable (D)
Submit your CV and a one page covering letter clearly marked as applying for the job of Operations Arb Team Leader using the apply link below.
Submission by: 5pm on Wednesday 17th August 2022
Interviews will be held on Friday 2nd September 2022