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Ribble Rivers Trust

Conservation & Volunteering Officer

  • Purpose: Delivering the conservation operations and volunteer programme
  • Location: Clitheroe
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £26,500
  • Contract: Fixed term 2 years with possibility of extension

Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) is a regional charity established in 1998 to conserve the Ribble Catchment, particularly its rivers, brooks, becks, and streams. Over the last 10 years, RRT has developed and grown into a sector-leading organisation, known for getting things done, strong partnership working and a collaborative approach.

We have five teams focusing on Data and Evidence, Land Management, People and Learning, River Conservation and Core Services. Every team member is empowered to achieve their best. Our teams work collaboratively on integrated projects to improve, protect and create a mosaic of habitats and land uses that will lead to a healthy riverine environment. This is underpinned by a science-driven approach that delivers multiple benefits.

The Trust also works collaboratively and in partnership with a range of organisations, such as the Environment Agency, United Utilities, Jamie’s Farm, Woodland Trust, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, The Forest of Bowland AONB, and many Local Authorities.

With Support from Defra’s Species Survival Fund we are launching a new programme of river improvement projects called ‘Ribble Revival: Room for Rivers’. This programme has significant amounts of on the ground habitat conservation activities, with most having elements of volunteering. These activities include; tree planting, woodland maintenance, fencing, wetland plug planting, and Fish Passage, to name a few. This role will undertake the delivery of many of these activities independently and through the supervision of volunteering days. The role will ensure that we create and maintain high quality habitats, as well as ensuring volunteers work safely, deliver positive conservation actions, are engaged & learning about river conservation and enjoying nature.

As such, the Trust is looking to recruit a competent, dynamic, and enthusiastic person who will be joining a creative and dedicated team, committed to making a difference to the environment. This person will have knowledge of developing and delivering volunteer days, including preparation activities, tool box talks to volunteers, and supervising volunteers.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of topics such as catchment/landscape-scale conservation, ecosystem services, river restoration, and how physical improvement projects deliver these topics.

To view the full job description, and to apply, please visit Please note that deadline for applications is Tuesday 16th April, with interviews on the 29th and 30th May.

Closing Date: 16/04/2024  Location: Clitheroe, Lancashire

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