• Real living wage, £12 per hour
  • 5 days/35 hours per week flexible working
  • Temporary position: April – August 2024 (5 months)
  • 12 days leave plus bank holidays
  • Equipment and travel expenses covered

Website www.westwalesriverstrust.org

 Email: harriet@westwalesriverstrust.org

Do you want to learn how to connect people with their local environment as part of an exciting engagement project? This is a brilliant opportunity to join our friendly and supportive team in a starter role to help you into a career in conservation. You will be working on projects that will make a real and lasting difference, helping to save our rivers and the species that rely on them. 

We’re on the hunt for three people to join our friendly team. You must be 18 or over, but you don’t need lots of previous experience or qualifications to apply. We’re encouraging applications from career changers, people who are out of work, students and graduates.

With support from WWRT staff, River Community Engagement Interns will work as a team to bring together communities along the River Loughor, Carmarthenshire, to engage them with their local river through a range of activities and events. The role will include both field and desk-based experience, ranging from project planning to delivery of events. As well as the community engagement focus of the role, interns will be given the opportunity to gain experience in other aspects of WWRT’s river restoration work across West Wales.

Join our team!

  • You do not need a degree or any formal qualifications.
  • We welcome applicants of all ages.
  • No previous work experience is necessary, but we’re open to people looking for a change at any stage in your career.
  • No voluntary experience is necessary.
  • We don’t expect extensive knowledge of rivers or wildlife – just enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
  • As the roles will take place in the Loughor catchment, preference will be given to those applicants living in or near to Carmarthenshire – please note we are not able to cover travel expenses from further afield.

Please don’t be put off if you think that you are not the usual candidate for a job like this, we want to hear from you! If you would like to discuss the posts further, please contact: Harriet Alvis, CEO at harriet@westwalesriverstrust.org

To apply for this post please complete the application form available here.  

Closing Date for applications is 9am, Monday 29th January 2024.

This project is funded by Welsh Government’s Landfill Disposals Tax Communities Scheme, administered by WCVA.