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Lune Rivers Trust

Project Officer / GIS Officer

Job Title: Project Officer/ GIS Officer

Purpose: To help Lune Rivers Trust deliver multiple projects and to be the focal point for GIS.

Reports to: Trust Manager

Location: A mixture of home-based, the Lune Rivers Trust office in Morecambe and on-site. Frequent site work will be required at locations across the Lune catchment.

Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours per week.

Salary: £22,000 – 25,000

Contract: 12 month fixed term contract (with potential to extend)

The Lune Rivers Trust is a small but ambitious environmental charity dedicated to the protection and enhancement of all the rivers and tributaries in the Lune catchment. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic person to join our team and to assist run several of our projects and to be the focal point for GIS.

During 2022 the Trust has been successful in securing funding for several ongoing and new projects including: farmer engagement in several parts of the catchment, woodland creation, aquatic species monitoring, water quality monitoring, Natural Flood Management and community engagement. Unfortunately the Trust does not currently have GIS capability, and we are falling behind in terms of accessing and using data to inform and support our work.

The Project Officer/ GIS Officer would split their time between GIS work and supporting ongoing project work. This time split will be approximately 60% Project Officer role /40% GIS role, but will vary depending on changing workloads.

The Project Officer role will involve supporting other members of the team to implement several projects. The work is expected to be varied depending on the workload of the Trust as a whole and of individual staff members.

The GIS work is expected to include aspects such as: producing maps for farm assessments, producing maps for woodland creation projects and applications, spatial analysis of water quality monitoring, assessing potential for Natural Flood Management interventions, and keeping abreast of GIS developments within the wider Rivers Trust Movement.

DUTIES AND RESPOSIBILITIES

Assist other members of the Trust’s team to implement ongoing and future projects. The mix of projects will depend on what work the Trust wins in the future and the overall workload of the Trust. The Project Officer will be involved in a wide range of activities, potentially including assisting with:

  • Farm visits and farm assessments
  • Woodland creation visits and assessments
  • Community engagement activities
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Juvenile fish monitoring


Work closely with the Trust’s Farm Advisors to access data that will help inform advice given to farmers. Produce maps to illustrate interventions for use in discussions with farmers and for funding applications.

Work closely with the Trust’s Woodland Officer to identify possible woodland creation opportunities and to assess the various criteria that can impact woodland creation approvals (e.g. deep peat, habitat for wading birds, etc.). Produce maps to illustrate interventions for use in discussions with landowners and for funding applications.

Work closely with the Trust Manager to access data and information to support funding applications. Produce high quality data analysis, maps, info-graphics, etc. for use as part of funding applications.

Establish and maintain good working relationships with a network of GIS Officers with other local Rivers Trusts and within the wider Rivers Trust Movement.

Keep abreast of developments in GIS that could support the operations of the Trust, and brief the Trust Manager about these developments.

Work with the Trust Manager to identify potential future funding opportunities.

How to apply:

If you would like more information, or an informal chat, about the post please contact Tim Pitt (Trust Manager) on 079 49 24 26 55 or tim@luneriverstrust.org.uk .

To apply for this post please send a current CV and covering letter to the email address tim@luneriverstrust.org.uk explaining why this position is of interest to you, the skills and experience you can offer, how you meet the criteria set out in the Person Description, and other information you consider relevant.

Closing date for applications: Midnight 18th December 2022.

Closing Date: 18/12/2022  Location: Morecambe, Lancashire & Home Working

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