Logo: Norfolk Rivers Trust

Norfolk Rivers Trust

Assistant Project Officer 

Title: Assistant Project Officer
Employer: Norfolk Rivers Trust
Purpose: Assisting in river restoration, farm interventions and water quality testing throughout Norfolk.
Reports to:
North Norfolk Catchment Team Leader
Location: Office at Bayfield near Holt plus hybrid working. Visits across North-Norfolk catchments with mileage expenses £0.45 per mile.
Job term: Full-time 37.5 per week
Annual Leave Entitlement: 25 days plus 8 days bank holidays pro rata
Salary details: £22,742 - £24,000 pro rata (9% Employer Pension Contribution)

Norfolk Rivers Trust is looking for an Assistant Project Officer assistant to support the delivery of a series of ambitious river restoration projects throughout Norfolk. This will be an exciting and varied role, where the successful applicant will gain experience across a range of areas including water quality testing, protected species surveys, designing, and delivering restoration projects and working with contractors on construction sites.

One of the successful applicant’s main responsibilities will be to undertake water quality testing throughout North Norfolk to find and highlight pollution pathways within the catchments with a focus on point sources such as septic tanks and diffuse pollution. The results from these surveys will then be mapped and we will use this information to plan interventions including treatment wetlands and targeted public engagement.

The other key role of the successful applicant will be to assist surveyors as a plus ones on protected species surveys. The majority of these surveys will be water vole and otter surveys but there will also be opportunities to take part in white-clawed crayfish surveys, aquatic invertebrate surveys, botanical surveys and fish surveys.

We are looking for someone with a passion for rivers and nature, the ability to work closely within a team or independently, and the drive to help us deliver a series of challenging, exciting restoration projects.


To apply, please send your completed job application form and a covering letter to by 5pm on the 6th April 2023.

Interviews will take place on Friday 14th April 2023.

If you have any questions regarding this role, please contact: Ant Gagen at


Closing Date: 06/04/2023  Location: Norfolk

See everything from this employer

Get jobs like this by email every day or weekly

Built by Jack Barber in Whitby, North Yorkshire. Visit Herbal Apothecary for herbal practitioner supplies, Sweet Cecily's for natural skincare, BeeVital for propolis health supplements and Future Health Store for whole foods, health supplements, natural & ethical gifts.