Natural Flood Management Officer
37.5 Hours Per Week
Length of contract: 
12 Months
Circa £22,000.00 per annum

Reports to: Trust Chairman Via Programme Manager

Background: The Wyre Rivers Trust is a registered charity that has been in operation for several years for the purpose of improving the ecological status of the river Wyre and its catchment.
Founded by 3 Angling clubs and supported by many community groups the Trust has carried out works within the catchment by volunteers and contractors to improve spawning conditions and habitat improvements for the benefit of migratory fish, coarse fish and eels. In 2013 the Wyre Rivers Trust became host of the Wyre Waters Catchment Partnership and begun to deliver works on the catchment scale with a wide range of benefits for the Wyre catchment.
More recently the trust has become more successful in securing funding for a number of projects which will be delivered throughout the Wyre catchment. The projects focus on a wide range of issues which include bio-diversity, water quality, natural flood management, habitat creation and habitat connectivity. The trust has recently created its integrated catchment plan, which contains a comprehensive list of priorities within the Wyre catchment, these have been reviewed and agreed by our partners. It is expected that in their day to day role the Natural Flood Management Officer will support the delivery of this plan and a return of natural processes to the watercourses of the Wyre catchment.
Due to its success the Trust now seeks to grow its scope and scale by employing a third member of staff to develop, deliver and monitor its natural flood management projects. The delivery catchment resilience measures across the Wyre is seen as one of the crucial mechanisms to manage flood risk to the small towns and villages which are situated in the mid-wyre catchment.
The role will be home based in the north Lancashire area, but the candidate will be expected to work across the catchment and hot-desk at the offices of various partners. The role will also entail a high degree of practical work, in particular, this will include the construction of natural flood management interventions (Leaky dams etc), in river activities and the coordination of volunteers and contractors whilst out on site.
The post will report to the Wyre Rivers Trust Programme Manager and Chairman.

Job Purpose:
To successfully develop and deliver NFM projects across the Wyre catchment, within this brief you will spend your time; working with landowners and to develop working relationships, developing and delivering interventions for the purpose of natural flood management, arranging contractors to deliver capital works, managing contactors and volunteers, delivering monitoring and sampling regimes at NFM project sites and reporting the progress of works to the programme manager, Wyre Waters Catchment Partnership and project funders.

Please send a completed application form (below) and a covering letter to
Closing date for applications: Friday, 19th July 2019