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Logo: Ribble Rivers TrustJob Title:          Woodland Creation Officer

Purpose:          To develop and manage Woodland Creation projects associated with Ribble Rivers Trust projects Ribble Life Together, Pendle WINNS and Natural Course.

Reports to:       Programme Manager

Location:          Clitheroe

Hours:              37.5 hours per week

Salary:              23,500 - 26,000 dependant on experience

Contract:           2 years (with possibility of extension, subject to funding)


Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) is a local charity set up to conserve the Ribble Catchment, particularly its rivers and streams.  The Trust works at catchment and project scales and is delivering a range of activities to improve the condition, management, and awareness of the Ribble Catchment.   The Trust, through a number of projects, has secured funding for a programme of woodland creation to improve the rivers of the catchment, seeking to restore and improve ecosystem functions that will provide ecological and socio-economic benefits.


As such, the Trust is looking to recruit a competent, dynamic, and enthusiastic person with a passion for woodlands and rivers.  This person should have experience in woodland creation development and delivery, that would include approaching landowners, partners and supervising contractors.  The successful candidate would join a vibrant and talented team of 20 delivering a diverse portfolio of projects improving rivers in the Ribble Catchment 


The role will work within projects supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, including Ribble Life Together and the Pendle Woodland and Invasive Non-Native Species project (Pendle WINNS), as well as Natural Course, a Life Integrated Project.  


The successful candidate will have knowledge of topics such as catchment/landscape-scale conservation, ecosystem services, river improvement processes and how woodlands deliver on these topics.  The Woodland Creation Officer will have responsibility for overseeing woodland creation projects from concept through to delivery.


For more information and to apply for this position please click here 


Please note that the closing date for this position is the 21st of June 2019 with interviews the week commencing the 1st of July. 



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