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We’re Hiring: Part Time Volunteer Coordinator

Tyne Rivers Trust are looking to hire a Volunteer Coordinator on a part-time basis to oversee the management of the Trust’s comprehensive and varied programme of volunteer activities that runs throughout the year across the Tyne catchment.

The Trust is made up of a team of experts who are passionate about the health of the River Tyne and its tributaries and have built up a specialist knowledge of its unique hydrology and biology. You’ll be job sharing the role with Paul, as part of Maternity Cover for our permanent Volunteer Coordinator Jenny.

This is a 10-month fixed term contract, with extension likely but subject to funding. The role itself involves a rich and varied day working with our team of dedicated volunteers on a variety of conservation tasks – from tree planting and litter picks, to willow spiling and riverbank repairs. Tyne Rivers Trust is fully committed to personal development and training and supports achieving and maintaining professional memberships and accreditations, we’d love to hear from people with a passion for the environment and a desire to work in a role that blends both office and on-site working across rural and urban areas. Home working is also available as part of our flexible work policy.

We work to improve our rivers through education, reducing pollution and practical conservation.  Our 300 plus volunteers are an essential part of our team helping to make a difference to both people, wildlife and water quality.  Delivering over 3,700 hours so far in 2023, our varied volunteer programme runs all year round. Typical tasks include:

  • Restoring riverbanks using traditional skills like willow weaving
  • Hedge laying to slow the flow of water
  • Tree planting to tackle climate change
  • River clean-ups to reduce plastic in rivers
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Tackling invasive plant species that threaten our native plants

Our most important asset is our people and we want to recruit the best. You will be joining a friendly and committed team of experts who are passionate about improving the Tyne rivers.

Please click the links below to see the full Job Description and Job Advert.

More information on our volunteer work is available at https://www.tyneriverstrust.org/support-us/volunteering/ on our website.

How to apply
Please contact TRT’s Operations Manager, Julie Lawrence on 0784 224 6254 or j.lawrence@tyneriverstrust.org for an informal discussion about the role.

Please submit a CV and covering letter demonstrating how you can fulfil the requirements and meet the person specifications to Julie Lawrence as above. The full person specification is an ideal list of attributes we are looking for. We recognise that not everyone has all of them, but please do not let that stop you applying for the role if you feel you meet some of the criteria.

Tyne Rivers Trust works across a large catchment, diverse in its inhabitants and their needs. We are committed to being an inclusive organisation. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome your background, experiences and thoughts as an individual to deliver the best work we can as a team.

Should you need support with your application please do not hesitate to contact us.

Deadline for applications is Sunday 10th December at Midnight with interviews scheduled for Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th January, 2024. Interviews will be in person at Tyne Rivers Trust offices, (or via video conference if required).

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