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The Aire Rivers Trust

Catchment Officer - River Aire

Are you looking for the chance to make a BIG difference to the aquatic environment?

The River Aire Catchment ranges from the limestone pavement uplands of Malham, through deeply rural and massively urban environments down to the lowlands where it meets the Ouse at Airmyn. It has its glories as well as its challenges and we are looking for someone to take a lead in making it a great river again.

We are recruiting for a Catchment Officer to develop and help deliver the River Aire Catchment Plan as part of the River Basin Planning process currently underway. This will bring together stakeholders with a wide range of affiliations across the catchment to understand the ecological and other pressures on the catchment, develop a deliverable plan and then work with those stakeholders to develop and seek funding for projects.

You will lead, develop and support the Aire Catchment Network, a Catchment Host.

You will need to be:

  • Committed to improving our rivers and catchments
  • Experienced in the use of GIS to explore and work with the challenges
  • A strong influencer, comfortable at all levels and across all media
  • Familiar with and passionate about collaborative approaches
  • Prepared for and equally committed to ‘desk work’ and ‘wet feet, dirty hands’ activity

You will be working as part of a team of 4 or 5 people in our rapidly expanding Trust and will get the chance to share skills and workload across the team This full-time post will have a salary of £25-28,000 pa plus expenses. You must have your own transport, for which an appropriate mileage allowance will be paid and we may require you to have a DBS check.

Details and how to apply at

Applications close at noon on 17th July.

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