Salary: £25,141 to £26,231 (depending on experience) plus 9% pension
Two-year fixed term contract, full-time (35 hours per week)
You'll facilitate our highly successful Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund projects, funded through the RPA, one on the Crookhurst (a small catchment running into Allonby Bay) and the other on the River Cocker in the Derwent Catchment. A possible third programme is in the pipeline. You'll help a group of farmers and other land managers work together to improve the natural environment at a landscape rather than single-farm scale, and achieve greater improvements than individual holdings could on their own. You'll do this by organising regular group farmer meetings, including events with external experts and speakers and group site/farm visits. You'll work closely with Trust colleagues and external partners.
The other exciting part of this role is developing our Catchment Partnership work on the River Waver and River Wampool catchment area which drains into the Solway firth. Focusing initially on a sub-catchment upstream of Wigton, you will work closely with partner organisations, local communities and land managers to develop then deliver a pipeline of projects to address a range of issues including reducing diffuse pollution, improving river habitat and reducing flood risk.
Person specification and how to apply at westcumbriariverstrust.org/contact/jobs
Closing Date: 20/06/2021 Location: Keswick, Cumbria