Jack started at the Ribble Rivers Trust in 2008 as the Fisheries Scientist before being made Trust Director in 2010. Jack now oversees the work undertaken by the Trust and the team as well as providing a wealth of information on all aspects of the river environment.
Charlotte joined the Ribble Rivers Trust part time in 2015 in order to assist the management staff and fulfil the additional administrative duties required as part of the Ribble Life Together Project whilst working towards a degree as an adult learner. Charlotte now works full time completing a range of administrative duties.
Office & Publicity Manager
Catherine joined the Trust in 2010 and now manages the office, assists with the Trust's finances and compiles our grant claims. In addition, Catherine helps to publicise our projects and their impacts by creating our newsletters, designing publications, issuing press releases and managing our social media accounts.
Ribble Life Together Programme Manager
Harvey joined the team in 2015 to lead the Ribble Life Together project. Using his experience in project management, collaborative working, community engagement and environmental education, he loves it when a plan comes together. He is also passionate about helping people work together, learn something new and enjoy connecting with, improving and protecting their local environment.
Catchment Science Coordinator for Ribble Life Together
Mike joined Ribble Rivers Trust in 2012 to delivery monitoring under the Catchment Restoration Funded projects, and has since worked on a number of projects, predominately focused on monitoring and investigation aspects. Mike now leads on the Trusts’s catchment science strategy, and coordinating with other partners delivering catchment science projects.
Neil joined in 2013 to help run the Rivers in the Classroom project as part of the URES project in Burnley, and is now developing an initiative to run fishing lessons in schools as well as helping to develop further educational activities that can be linked into school curriculums.
Captial Work Development Officer for Ribble Life Together
Adam started as a volunteer in 2008 and in 2011 he completed his Master Dissertation with the Trust. Adam then joined the team as the Lancashire INNS project officer in 2011 before taking on capital works projects.
Ribble Life Together Volunteer Supervisor
Jonny joined us from the National Trust in the summer of 2017, and leads our day to day river improvement projects with Volunteers.
GIS Data and Evidence Officer
Ellie joined the team in 2015 as part of the Ribble Life Together project. She combines her love of wildlife and the environment with her knowledge of GIS (mapping software) to support many aspects of the Trust’s work. Catchment-scale analyses to aid the Trust’s strategic planning of projects, to target locations where they will have the greatest benefit; collating and mapping evidence to support funding bids; creating interactive maps for the Trust’s website to educate and inform the public; managing the Trust’s GIS datasets; and helping other members of the team with various mapping tasks are all in a week’s work for a GIS Officer. Ellie also manages or assists with other non-GIS-based data and evidence aspects of the Trust’s work.
Matthew Joined the trust in 2017, with experience across a range of UK agriculture including hill, mixed and arable, complemented with a BSc Hons In Agriculture with Farm Business Management. Work at the Trust involves delivering farm visits, workshops/events aimed at providing advice around diffuse pollution and the mitigatory measures that can be implemented. Key aims involve identifying on-farm opportunities that will benefit the water environment and whilst benefiting the farm business. This can involve identification of capital grant funding, improved nutrient management, or identification of areas more suitable to habitat schemes.
Fisheries Monitoring Officer
Adam joined the Ribble Trust in 2017 as the catchment’s Fisheries Officer. Having volunteered previously with the Trust as a survey assistant, his main role currently is to deliver the annual electric fishing programme alongside planning and delivering river habitat improvements.
Community Projects & Activities Officer
Helen joined the team in 2018. With a background in community engagement in the environmental sector, Helen organises our engagement activities including; events and family activities, guided walks, wildlife talks and workshops. Helen is also arranging the installation of interpretation panels at our completed projects and is involved with our river-related arts projects.
River Conservation Apprentice
I help with all the practical tasks such as tree planting, brash bundling, and fencing, and work with the volunteers on volunteer days supporting them to do the practical tasks as well. I have a background in volunteering within the environmental sector. I like working here as its what I want to do as future career once I finish my education.
Kathryn joined the team in 2019. Kathryn works as a farm advisor for the trust on the Ribble Life Together project and runs the River Loud Facilitation Fund group. As well as being a local farmers daughter, she has a background in agri- environment and environmental monitoring.
Susie joined the team in 2019 to manage a range of river restoration projects including weir removals, fish-pass construction, re-naturalising river channels and peat restoration to improve water quality. Prior to joining the Trust, Susie spent the last five years working on water supply and sanitation projects in Mozambique.
Education and Engagement Officer
Christi joined us on the 2nd March 2020, taking over the role of Education and Engagement Officer. Christi lives locally and brings with her a excellent knowledge of outdoor education, as well as a passion for the outdoors, sports, and crafts.
Assistant Monitoring Officer
Having carried out a work placement and Masters dissertation with the trust in 2018, Kate joined the trust in 2019 to support the catchment’s scientific monitoring. Her main focus is on delivering water quality monitoring through macroinvertebrate surveys, electric fishing surveys and water, soil and environmental DNA sampling alongside developing future monitoring strategies to deliver river habitat improvements.
Woodland Creation Officer
Kristina began working for the Trust in 2019, joining us to fill the new role of Woodland Creation Officer. Having worked on a range of habitat projects Kristina has an excellent knowledge of woodlands and ecology which is already proving to be a huge asset to the team.