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South East Rivers Trust

Nature-based Solutions Officer

The Nature-based Solutions Officer will be at the heart of our growing programme of work to better manage landscapes to improve the resilience of river catchments, provide natural flood management benefits and replenish water resources.

You will be supporting the development of landscape-scale NbS projects and supporting a range of stakeholders to work with natural processes and establish NbS as common practice across our catchments. This will include identifying water and land management issues that are impacting rivers and catchments, and working with landowners and partners to develop NbS solutions to address these issues – including riparian buffers, attenuation wetlands, cover crops and leaky woody dams. The focus will be largely on the rural landscape, and therefore engaging with farmers and growers will be a central part of the role.

This is an exciting opportunity to join our growing and dynamic Water & Land Stewardship (W&LS) team and make a real difference for the environment. The W&LS team sits within a wider organisation of over 30 staff.

We aim to make this a permanent position and continue to expand this team and area of work. The position is initially offered as a 12-month contract while we secure ongoing funding. We will consider both full and part-time (e.g. 0.8 FTE [full time equivalent]) applications.

How to apply?

At SERT, we believe in equality of opportunity and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity. We are committed to better reflecting society and the communities who use, need and enjoy our rivers within our workforce. We welcome requests for flexible working. All applications will be judged solely on merit.

Please email the following to

  • a completed Application Form for the relevant job role that you are applying for
  • a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form

The deadline for applications is Tuesday 16th August at 10pm with interviews taking place on 22nd and 23rd August via Zoom. Please get in touch if you are unable to make these dates.

If you would like to discuss the position, please email, with your enquiry and we will arrange to call you back.

Job Application Form NbS Officer


Job Description NBS Officer (1)

Apply via South East Rivers Trust website

Closing Date: 16/08/2022  Location: Hybrid work at home and in the office based in Leatherhead with travel across the south east, particularly South London, Surrey and Kent. Potential for occasional travel throughout the UK

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