South Cumbria Rivers Trust

Project Officer for EU LIFE R4Ever Kent Project

The Refinery, The Clock Tower Business Centre, Low Wood, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 8LY. Tel: 01539 530047 · Email: · Web:

Job Vacancy

Position: SCRT Project Officer for EU LIFE R4Ever Kent Project (LIFE20.NAT/UK/001013)

Location: South Cumbria

Salary: £25 - 28k p.a. depending on experience, plus pension and life assurance.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join South Cumbria Rivers Trust to work within the iconic landscapes of the southern Lake District UNESCO World Heritage site.

The Trust was formed in 2006 to protect, conserve, monitor and restore the natural heritage of lakes, tarns, rivers, becks and estuaries in South Cumbria.

We are seeking interest from experienced and successful environment project officers ready for a new and exciting challenge. The Successful applicant is due to commence in Autumn 2021.

This role will also directly compliment the Freshwater Biological Association’s post for the River Kent Mussel Officer.


Reporting to SCRT’s Projects and Technical Manager, you will be working alongside a great team of dedicated individuals within the Trust and supported by our project partners. You will be responsible for a 5-year programme of investigations and practical works that will contribute to improving the River Kent SSSI and SAC rivers in south Cumbria.

Your work will involve identifying river habitat improvement options and poor land management practices that may impact on the physical riverine habitats and water quality of the watercourses in your work area.

Through this understanding you will build a detailed project pipeline leading to the scoping and delivery of practical interventions. You will then lead on all aspects of projects approved for delivery including monitoring, reporting and finance.

This role requires an energetic and multi-talented individual who is a self-starter and results focussed. You will be a natural communicator who can form and establish great partnerships at all levels and has a proven record of securing agreements with landowners and farmers.

Knowledge and proven experience of practical river conservation work, river catchment and land management issues and a broad understanding of the legislation that underpins these activities is essential.

You will have a degree or equivalent in a scientific, environmental or land management discipline and you will need to possess a clean UK driving licence and be physically fit.

For further details please visit the Vacancies section of the South Cumbria Rivers Trust website

Closing Date for applications – 31/10/2021

Interviews held – 12/11/2021

Logo: EU LIFE R4Ever

Closing Date: 31/10/2021  Location: Near Ulverston, Southern Lake District

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