• Are you an all-rounder who combines sound knowledge of river and freshwater habitat restoration and management, project management, ecology and citizen science with the ability to engage and communicate well with a wide range of people? 
  • Would you enjoy a varied, dynamic role working for a local Rivers Trust and part office/home based, part field based across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire with autonomy in your day to day work but also with the support and guidance of a friendly team of experienced colleagues? 
  • Do you have a ‘can do’, enthusiastic attitude and track record of making things happen on the ground? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Officer to join us in a rewarding and varied role with the River Thame Conservation Trust. 

Project Officer
River Thame Conservation Trust
Location: Flexible Home and Office working in Headington, Oxford
Salary: £24,000 – 28,800 pa (more for exceptional candidates)
Deadline: 5th July 2021
Interviews: week commencing 19th July

This is an exciting time to join the Trust which is growing and building on recent project successes. As Project Officer you will play a leading role planning and delivering habitat and water quality improvement projects across the River Thame and parts of the Upper Ouse (Buckingham) and other local catchments. 

Your primary responsibility will be to lead the Trust’s communication and public facing role managing the PR, social media, website and newsletter and you will be fully immersed in building constructive relationships with landowners, farmers, partner organisations and local communities to raise funds and deliver practical on the ground projects to improve the catchments for wildlife and people. 

You will be involved in our thriving volunteer programme, managing citizen science and other data gathering and analysis to monitor change in our river and to report to funders. 

The package. Salary £24,000 – £28,800 pa subject to experience. More could be available for exceptionally qualified and experienced candidates. The post offers flexible working, Rivers Trust pension / Life Insurance scheme 32 days leave (annual leave and public holidays) and flexible home and office working in pleasant office surroundings within Bury Knowle Park, Oxford. 

Working Hours. This post is full time (but flexibility exists to be part time for the right candidate) and initially a two-year fixed term contract with the intention to continue the post subject to funding and performance. 

Applications. Please see the full job description and person specification in our Application Pack, and if you think you fit the bill, send a current CV (max 2 sides A4) with a covering letter (max 2 sides A4) outlining how your experience and expertise meet the job requirements we’ve outlined and why you’d like to work for RTCT to jane@riverthame.org. 

Questions. If you have any queries about the role, please contact the same email: jane@riverthame.org who will direct your question to the right person. 

Application Pack available at