Vacancies at OART

Natural Flood Management Project Officer

 Part Time Position (0.6FTE) with a Fixed Term Contract until 31/12/2022.

Salary: £23,674 – £30,000 p/annum (pro-rata) depending on experience

Hours & Leave: 24 hours per week (0.6FTE) with 15 days holiday plus Bank Holidays

Pension: 5% employer’s contribution

Location: The post will mainly be home-based with travel across the River Adur catchment. Our office base is in Sompting (BN14), although this is closed for the foreseeable future.

Responsible for: Co-development of a Natural Flood Management project for the River Adur.

DBS: We may require you to undertake a DBS or other relevant checks.

Closing Date: 23rd April 2021

Interview Date: 7th May 2021

The Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust (OART) is a registered charity working to protect, restore and enhance the rivers, streams, estuaries and lakes across the two catchments. Our roots lie firmly in the local area and we work closely with communities, business and partner organisations to deliver projects focused on improving the environment for both wildlife and people. OART is a member of the Rivers Trust movement which comprises over 60 local trusts. These have been described as having ‘wet feet’ because they concentrate their efforts on delivering evidence based, practical environmental enhancement works, making a real difference to the water environment.

As part of our expanding team, we are now looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, and organised person to identify opportunities for Natural Flood Management in the Adur catchment, from the headwaters to the sea, to help reduce the risk of flooding and deliver multiple benefits for the water environment.

This is an exciting opportunity to use your existing freshwater and/or estuarine experience to develop a strategy for delivery across the Adur. For the right candidate there is the possibility of this role extending beyond the contract period and developing into a full-time role across both the Adur and Ouse river systems.

Further Information

The role will focus on developing an NFM strategy to delivery outcomes from 2022 onwards. Some small-scale NFM interventions may be delivered by the project officer before then if opportunities arise. It is anticipated that future core funding will be attracted by a well-developed strategy covering the whole river catchment, from source to sea. The project is being managed by the Ouse & Adur Rivers Trust in partnership with the Environment Agency with input from a steering group of organisations from the Adur & Ouse Catchment Partnership.

The full job specification is available in the link below. To apply please send a copy of your CV along with a covering letter to before 17:00 on Friday 23rd April 2021

NFM Project Officer Specification

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