Closing date for applications: Sunday, 28th August, 2022
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
Salary: £23-30k per annum depending on experience
Hours: 37.5 per week
Afonydd Cymru is a registered charity (no.1145675) with two primary purposes: to represent the six regional Welsh river trusts on a national level and to champion Wales’s thirty-three rivers, along with its many lakes and smaller watercourses.
Our objectives are to:
- Restore all Welsh rivers to good ecological status.
- Build an expanded and more effective river trust movement in Wales with a long-term, sustainable funding base.
- Eliminate the current high levels of water pollution.
- Influence relevant legislation, policy and practice to ensure it protects and enhances Wales’s freshwater environment.
- Gain greater public awareness of rivers and the work of the rivers trust movement.
- Our new Business Strategy outlines how we will do this.
Our charitable objects are:
- To advance the education of the public in the management of water and environmental protection, conservation, rehabilitation and improvement.
- To advance the education of the public in the understanding of rivers, their basins, fauna and flora.
- To protect, conserve, rehabilitate and improve the rivers, streams, watercourses and river basins, including adjacent coastal waters and water impoundments, of Wales or any part or parts thereof for the public benefit.
Do you have a passion for the environment and want to see Wales’s rivers’ ecosystems functioning as healthily and as naturally as they possibly can?
Afonydd Cymru are seeking to appoint an ambitious, energetic professional to support delivery of an exciting array of river environment projects across Wales. The position is full-time (37.5 hours per week) and is predominantly home-based with occasional journeys to our offices in Talgarth (near Brecon) and to other work sites.
In addition to supporting the six regional rivers trusts of Wales with environmental improvement projects, Afonydd Cymru also provides a critical role in advocacy with Natural Resources Wales and Welsh Government. This role will therefore require liaison with a wide range of external partners including Government organisations, as well as other trusts and eNGOs.
This means it is a diverse, varied role. One day you could be working on a fish migration project, the next helping to co-ordinate a citizen science event. The project manager will be responsible for leading, designing and supporting the CEO in the delivery of many new areas of work, all with the single objective to improve the current environment of our rivers in Wales.
- Management of Afonydd Cymru projects, from conception and design through to completion, working with organisations across Wales
- Supporting the Afonydd Cymru team to develop and move forward new ideas for rivers in Wales, liaising closely with other members of staff and trustees
- Supporting the CEO and other staff on sourcing, applying for and reporting on funding applications across Wales
- Undertaking data analysis and mapping to assist with the delivery of projects
- Support the river trust movement across Wales
- Provide support on financial administration, including auditing of projects
We are an equal opportunities employer and will consider applications from a range of backgrounds and different expertise. Afonydd Cymru provides a flexible, working from home environment, although meetings across Wales will be required as necessary.
The successful candidate will be a strong communicator and someone who can self-motivate with the ability to work alone and as part of a small team. This could be a great opportunity for a graduate with a few years’ experience who is now seeking to progress and gain more responsibility, or it could be an excellent opportunity for an experienced project manager who wishes to gain more flexibility in their role.
Essential skills & experience:
- Previous experience of managing projects successfully from inception through to completion, preferably within ecology or environment.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- A science degree in a related subject
- Excellent I.T. skills with proficiency in MS Office software
- Own transport
Preferable skills & experience:
- GIS mapping experience and knowledge of ARCGIS (training on role can be provided)
- Welsh speaker
- Knowledge of Welsh rivers
- A starting salary of £23K to £30K depending on your experience.
- Travel expenses
- The chance to work in river conservation with a dynamic and expanding organisation that is dedicated to delivering positive results for the rivers and wider environment.
How to apply
If you believe you would be suitable for this role and wish to apply, please send a CV and covering letter to [email protected]