Head of Working with Communities (Interim)

South East Rivers Trust

Leatherhead, Surrey, with hybrid work and travel across the South East
£38,000 - £41,000 pa pro rata, depending on level of experience

Paid • Full or Part Time • Fixed Term Contract


Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, water & hydrology

Closing date: Monday, 22nd August 2022  

The Interim Head of Working with Communities will provide maternity cover for approximately 12 months, including handover periods. The primary purpose of the role is to act as a leader within the Trust, facilitating the continued establishment, development and growth of the Working with Communities Team.

In the last 20 years, the Trust has led more than 7000 volunteers in making a positive difference to their local river by giving 40,000 hours to our cause. During this time, we have also inspired 20,000 children about rivers, providing high-quality education that stimulates a lifelong passion for nature. From river cleanups to outdoor education, river restoration events to citizen science. We aim to put healthy rivers at the heart of communities.

Our ambition is to reach as many people as possible in the south east, to teach and show them the importance of rivers, and how everyone can play a part in restoring healthier, thriving rivers. We do this through a range of engagement opportunities from citizen science programmes to guided walks and part of this role will be finding new and creative ways to reach more people and demonstrate the value and importance of healthy rivers. We want to be more reflective of the communities in the south east, building partnerships with new groups to reach a more diverse audience about the value of a healthy river.

As a leader within SERT, you will bring passion for our cause and demonstrable experience in delivering inspiring outcomes from education and engagement projects and programmes. You will bring a strategic approach in order to develop and plan new approaches with innovation and creativity, securing external funding to deliver these and helping the Trust achieve its strategy and ambitions.

To apply

Please email the following to [email protected]:

  1. A completed Application Form for the relevant job role that you are applying for
  2. A completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

The deadline for applications Monday 22nd August, 9am with interviews taking place on 30th/31st August, and the 1st September at the SERT offices based in Leatherhead. 

Please get in touch if you are unable to make this date. If you would like to discuss the position please email [email protected], with your enquiry and we will arrange to call you back.

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