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Logo: Aire Rivers TrustDNAire Community Engagement Officer

Location: Currently in Shipley, Bradford

Remuneration: ca. 25,000 pa (plus pension, expenses)

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week but note that significant working at weekends and evenings is likely to be necessary.

Fixed Term 3-year contract until December 2022


Do you want to connect people to their local wildlife as part of an exciting new team within a growing organisation?  


Do you have the skills to deliver a wide-ranging and varied volunteer and community engagement programme? 


Do you share our passion for improving our river?


Developing the Natural Aire (DNAire) is a partnership project with The Environment Agency. DNAire will once again allow Atlantic salmon to spawn in our river after an absence of 200 years.  To celebrate their return and to safeguard the future of the river we are launching a wide-reaching programme of community engagement.  Through this we will connect local communities to their local river.


You will capable of working independently as part of a small team and demonstrate a committed, mature and flexible approach to your work.  We are looking for an individual with experience of delivering practical engagement activities, such as walks, volunteer clean ups, conservation and school environmental education workshops.  As a creative communicator who will able to enthuse and inspire others whilst building good relationships with partners and volunteers.


The Aire Rivers Trust is an independent environmental charity established to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of the rivers, streams, watercourses and water bodies in the Aire catchment. Through our work we seek to advance the public's understanding of the management of water and its interconnection with the wider environment.

Logo: DNAire 

If you believe that you have the passion, commitment and skills to take this unique opportunity forward then we would like to hear from you. To apply for this full-time post, please send an email to simon.watts@aireriverstrust.org.uk along with your current CV and a supporting statement explaining how you believe your skills and experience match our requirements for the role, directly addressing the job description and person specification. This and further details about the vacancy can be found on our website.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 29th November 2019. Interviews will take place on Monday 9th December 2019 at our offices in Shipley.





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