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The Ribble Rivers Trust (RRT) is the lead partner in Ribble Life Together, a catchment scale project delivering a range of activities to improve the condition, management and awareness of the Ribble Catchment. Funding for this project has come from a variety of partners and sources, including the Heritage Lottery Fund. We’re now looking to add to our team of dedicated and professional staff…

Volunteer & Apprentice Supervisor
Purpose: To support the delivery of the Ribble Life Together activities and co-ordinate the work of volunteers and apprentices.
Reports to: Programme Manager                 
Responsible for: 2x Apprentices, volunteers
Location: Clitheroe (base), with work across the catchment
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: £23,000 – £25,000
Contract: Until end September 2020 (with possibility of extension)

RRT is looking to recruit a Volunteer Supervisor to support our apprentices and co-ordinate our volunteer activities. The successful candidate will be a confident and clear communicator with experience in directly delivering a range of volunteer activities, including: tree planting, wetland creation, fencing, access improvements, habitat surveys, invasive species control and maintenance. Also activities that inform, engage and inspire people to be more actively involved in looking after their local environment, such as guided river walks.
The role will involve leading diverse teams of volunteers from all walks of life, and supporting apprentices and those undertaking work experience or more formal voluntary placements. You will be responsible for planning our calendar of volunteer events, liaising with both internal colleagues and partner organisations and linking in with our other project activities and events.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the ability to plan and deliver a range of volunteer projects, work flexibly and enthuse diverse groups of people to make a practical difference to our rivers.
Closing date: 12noon Friday 2nd June 2017
Please apply by sending a completed application form and covering letter to ribblelife@ribbletrust.com by 12noon on Friday 2nd June 2017. CVs will not be accepted.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Tuesday 6th June and interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 12th June.
If you have not been contacted by 5pm on Tuesday 6th June, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Downloads:
Job Advert and Specification
Application Form

Seasonal Survey Assistant (x 2)
Purpose: To assist with annual monitoring programme
Reports to: Catchment Science Co-ordinator
Location: Clitheroe (base), working across the catchment
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: National Minimum Wage
Contract: 13 weeks, fixed term contract (June – October, depending on start date)

RRT uses a robust scientific approach to catchment conservation and will be guided by local knowledge and experience of the Ribble Life Partnership Board, but also the outcomes of monitoring, evaluation and surveys.
As such we are looking to recruit two Seasonal Survey Assistants to aid in the collection of field survey data ranging from ecological surveys of vegetation, invertebrates and fish, to water chemistry and habitat surveys. One post holder will specialise in electro-fishing, but will be expected to carry out the full range of duties as required.
The successful candidates will have experience of environmental surveying, including design, data collection and data entry. The seasonal survey assistant will be responsible for:

  • Collecting field survey data as directed by the Catchment Science Co-ordinator
  • Undertake data entry into appropriate databases
  • Working alongside volunteers to provide support and training
  • Contribute to the production of publicity and marketing media of the project
  • Any other duties as required by the RRT.

Closing date: 12noon Friday 26th May 2017
Please apply by sending a completed application form and covering letter to ribblelife@ribbletrust.com by 12noon on Friday 26th May. CVs will not be accepted.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Tuesday 30th May 2017 and interviews will take place during the week commencing Monday 5th June.
If you have not been contacted by 5pm on Tuesday 30th May, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.
Downloads:
Job Advert and Specification
Application Form

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