RRC Senior River Restoration Adviser

Cranfield, United Kingdom
Salary level 5 – range £33,309 to £35,166 per annum
29 Nov 2019
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School/Department School of Water, Energy and Environment
Based at Cranfield Campus, Cranfield, Bedfordshire
Hours of work 37 hours per week, normally worked Monday to Friday. Flexible working will be considered
Contract type Fixed term contract
Fixed Term Period 2 years
Salary Salary level 5 – range £33,309 to £35,166 per annum (Dependant on skills, experience and qualifications)
Apply by 05/01/2020

Role Description

Are you motivated to make a real difference in the field of river restoration and habitat enhancement, working in the UK and Ireland at the interface between practice, science and policy?

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) is seeking a Senior River Restoration Adviser to provide expert advice and guidance, delivery of assessment, planning and scoping projects, the design and delivery of training courses and the coordination of an international conference on river restoration science.

RRC is an independent, not-for-profit information and advisory centre, supporting all aspects of river restoration, habitat enhancement and best practice river and catchment management. Our office is based at Cranfield University in Bedfordshire and we are funded through UK environmental agency agreements, project work and our programme of events.

We are looking for an experienced individual to manage and deliver independent technical specialist advice, and a training programme to a broad range of statutory agency, public, private and third sector organisations.

We work to ensure UK river restoration programmes and projects are planned, implemented and evaluated with a high degree of technical confidence and rigor, and are implemented by practitioners trained to a high degree of understanding and competency.  The position will involve travel to locations across the UK, Ireland, and occasionally abroad. You will also work on the RRC’s other activities developing guidance and communicating best practice, applying for grants, supporting project bids and developing practical decision support tools for river restoration.

You will be educated to masters level in an appropriate technical or scientific subject, such as physical geography, geomorphology or similar, and have a comprehensive understanding of river processes, river management and restoration. You will have developed and delivered training courses and workshops, and understand the differing needs of public, private, third-sector and local volunteer groups.  You will have the ability to write complex technical and/or scientific reports as well as simple non-technical summaries and guidance tailored to a specific audience or for broad appeal.

You will be able to quickly integrate into a small busy team of highly motivated individuals sharing common purpose and values: understanding river form and function, restoring natural processes, communicating evidence-based knowledge and sharing best practice.

For an informal discussion, please contact Marc Naura, RRC Science and Technical Manager, on +44 (0)1234 752979 or (E);

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) is proud to be hosted at Cranfield University.  Your employment contract will be through Cranfield University whilst your day to day work will be for the River Restoration Centre.

We value Diversity and Inclusion, and aim to create and maintain a culture in which everyone can work and study together harmoniously with dignity and respect and realise their full potential. We actively consider flexible working options such as job share or flexible hours and/or an element of homeworking, and commit to exploring the possibilities for each role.