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River Educator

Vacancy: River Educator Isle of Wight (variable hours contract)
Salary: Hours worked will be paid at £11.46 per hour and an additional 12.7% will be added to your hours worked and paid at the same rate in lieu of annual leave
Employer: Wessex Rivers Trust
Closing date: 5pm, Monday 5th February 2024
Interviews: Monday 12th February 2024

Wessex Rivers Trust (Wessex RT) is an environmental charity, dedicated to the protection and conservation of rivers and chalk streams in the Wessex area. Wessex RT is part of the Rivers Trust movement; the umbrella organisation helping to protect and enhance most of the UK’s rivers. The Trust acknowledges that education and engaging with a wide and diverse audience is essential to sustain long-term interest in our local chalk streams and empower local communities to take ownership of these precious rivers. To deliver on this ambition, the Trust offers an education programme to all areas of Wessex and is delighted to now be in a position to offer river education sessions on the Isle of Wight.

Wessex RT is seeking to recruit a Variable Hours River Educator, based on the Isle of Wight, to mainly support the Our River, Our Water project in partnership with the Rivers Trusts South East and Southern Water.

This post will be mostly remote/home-based working, on the Isle of Wight, with occasional day visits (2-3 a year) to Wessex RT’s Head Office in Salisbury.

For the Job Description / Person Specification click here.

To apply, email your CV (not more than 3 pages) and a cover letter (1000 words maximum) describing your suitability for the role with explicit reference to the Person Specification to: recruitment@wessexrt.org.uk by 5pm, Monday 5th February 2024. Interviews will take place on Monday 12th February 2024. 


Education Volunteer

Vacancy: Education Volunteer
Organisation: Wessex Rivers Trust
Closing date: Ongoing

Wessex Rivers Trust is a growing and dynamic environmental charity dedicated to the protection and conservation of rivers and their catchments in Wessex. The Trust acknowledges that educating and engaging with a wide and diverse audience is essential to sustaining long-term interest in our local rivers and chalk streams and empowering local communities to take ownership of these precious rivers. To deliver on this ambition, the Trust offers an education programme to all areas of Wessex and is seeking additional support for its education staff in the delivery of sessions to school groups, home education groups, youth groups (e.g. Scouting and Guiding) and at public ‘pop up’ events.

These posts will be mostly site-based working, either by a river or in-school, with occasional visits to our Head Office in Salisbury.

For the Role Description and more information click here
 
To apply, email your CV (not more than 3 pages) and a brief cover letter (500 words maximum) describing your suitability for the role to: recruitment@wessexrt.org.uk

Interviews will take place face-to-face or online, depending on the candidate’s availability, as and when we receive applications.