• Gross salary of £26,000 – £30,000 (depending on experience)
  • 5 days/ 40 hours per week, flexible working
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Fixed Term Contract – One year. Possibility of extension subject to funding.

West Wales Rivers Trust is looking for a River Restoration Officer to help deliver a series of ambitious river restoration projects. Working closely with partners, landowners and contractors, the selected applicant will help deliver a suite of projects across West Wales. We are looking for someone with experience of working with multiple stakeholders to deliver habitat or water-quality improvement projects, who is self-motivated and has a strong interest in ecology.

The successful applicant will work on a range of projects including invasive species management, agricultural plastic research and in-stream barrier removals. You will also represent West Wales Rivers Trust at regular meetings and community events. We are looking for someone with a passion for rivers and nature, the ability to work closely with partners or independently, and the drive to help us deliver a series of challenging, exciting restoration projects. You will be joining a small but growing passionate and energetic team.

Whilst there will be regular meetings with Trust staff, most of the work would be on a home or site-working basis. This is a full-time position on an initial 1-year fixed term contract, subject to a satisfactory 3-month probationary period. It is the aim of WWRT that this position will be extended beyond the initial year, subject to successful fundraising.

Candidate Profile


  • Knowledge of river catchment and land management issues
  • Experience of delivering works to improve river catchment and land management issues
  • Experience in working with landowners to achieve multi-benefits
  • Experience in managing contractors
  • A confident and clear communicator with experience in working with communities
  • Self-motivated and able to work effectively from home
  • Ability to work flexibly, including some evenings and weekends (a time-off in lieu system is operated by the Trust)
  • Able to prioritise and plan activities to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent literacy, numeracy and report-writing skills
  • Excellent presentation skills and communication skills
  • Good computer literacy skills (e.g. with Excel, Word, PowerPoint);
  • Valid driving license and own car, insured for business use
  • Commitment to learning the Welsh language, if not already a Welsh speaker


  • Experience of practical river conservation work,
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject
  • Knowledge of the rivers of West Wales
  • Experience organising and leading groups of volunteers
  • Experience in developing successful funding applications
  • Some knowledge or experience in the use of GIS mapping software.

If you would like to discuss the post further, please contact: Harriet Alvis, CEO at harriet@westwalesriverstrust.org

To apply for this post please send your CV with a covering letter (both 2 sides of A4 maximum) to Harriet Alvis, setting out your experience and qualifications. Closing Date for applications is 12pm, Monday 29th January 2024.