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Communities & Engagement Officer ‘Conserving Coniston & Crake – caring for water from mountain to shore’
(Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund)
Location: South Cumbria
Salary: circa £25K p.a. (Depending on experience and qualifications)
South Cumbria Rivers Trust was formed in 2006 to protect, conserve, monitor and restore the
natural heritage of lakes, tarns, rivers, becks and estuaries in South Cumbria. The Trust’s work is
located in some of the most iconic landscapes in the UK. The Coniston & Crake Catchment
Partnership is one of the Trust’s constituent community catchment partnerships; it was founded in
2009, and this post will be specifically dedicated to a Heritage Lottery Fund Project within the
Coniston and Crake catchment.
This is a new and very exciting opportunity. Reporting to the Trust Manager, you will be responsible
for the detailed planning, preparation and delivery of a wide range of events and activities to raise
awareness and engage the local and wider communities in the Conserving Coniston & Crake Heritage
Lottery Funded project. The project will run over a period of three years, and aims to improve water
quality, habitat and biodiversity in this important area of the Lake District. The successful candidate
will be delivering SCRT’s policies through the Coniston & Crake Catchment Partnership’s strategy and
projects, working with the Coniston & Crake Catchment Partnership’s Steering Group to ensure that
the Conserving Coniston & Crake Heritage Lottery Funded Project is a success.
All short-listed candidates will be provided with a copy of the second phase application.
You will be a self-starter and demonstrate a committed, mature and flexible approach to your work.
We are looking for an individual with significant previous experience in community engagement
together with knowledge and experience of primary and/or secondary education and
communications. You should also be familiar with appropriate Health and Safety requirements.
You will be a graduate in an appropriate discipline and you will need to possess a clean UK/European
driving licence and have your own transport.
You will be part of a small team, reporting to the SCRT Trust Manager, and supported by the HLF
Project Steering Group and SCRT’s Trustees.
If you believe that you have the passion, commitment and skills to take this unique opportunity
forward then we would like to hear from you.
Please find a copy of the Job Description, Person Profile and Application Form below.
Please email your completed form to: firstname.lastname@example.org or post to the SCRT Office (address below).