Volunteering and Engagement Officer (Maternity Cover)

South East Rivers Trust


The Volunteering and Engagement Officer (Maternity Cover) will develop and deliver volunteering
and community outreach opportunities that connect people with rivers and inspire lifelong
stewardship.

In the last 20 years, the Trust has led more than 7000 volunteers in making a positive
difference to their local river, giving 40,000 hours to our cause. From river cleanups to
planting days, river restoration events to invasive species management. From our formal citizen
science programmes to our informative guided walks and talks and workshops. We aim to put
healthy rivers at the heart of communities and working with and supporting volunteers is
integral to this vision.

Our ambition is to reach as many people as possible in the south east, to teach and show them
the importance of rivers, and how everyone can play a part in restoring healthier, thriving
rivers. We want to be more reflective of the communities in the south east, building
partnerships with new groups to reach a more diverse audience about the value of a healthy
river. This is an exciting time to join the team with strategic projects on the horizon which
will enable us to expand our volunteering and community outreach in terms of geography,
demographic and impact.

The role would suit someone with significant experience of working with volunteers and engaging
local communities, as well as skills in project management and partnership working. Both
fulltime and part time (0.8FTE) applications will be considered.

Location: Hybrid work at home and in the office based in Leatherhead with travel across the South East,
particularly South London, Surrey and Kent.

How to apply?

At SERT we believe in equality of opportunity and positively encourage applications from
suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation,
gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital/civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity.
We are committed to better reflecting society and the communities who use, need and enjoy our rivers within our workforce. We welcome requests for flexible working. All applications will be judged
solely on merit.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 4th August 5pm with interviews taking place on Friday 12th August via Zoom. Please get in touch if you are unable to make this date.

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