Job Opportunity with Essex and Suffolk Rivers Trust

Join a team which is improving local rivers

East Anglian rivers are a great resource for leisure – walkers, photographers, anglers and canoeists to name a few – and for wildlife. They are also essential water sources for drinking and for agriculture. But our rivers are not always as healthy as they should be, so our mission is to improve them and to educate people in how important this is.
Formed in 2013 we are an organisation with a practical emphasis on projects.

The Essex and Suffolk Rivers Trust (ESRT) is proud to have been formed under the umbrella of the national Rivers Trust. Much of the work of ESRT will be taking forward projects to help implement the EU Water Framework Directive as it applies to England.

We have a very exciting opportunity within the ESRT team:

Project Support Officer

Salary: £18,000 – £20,000 pro rota, per annum depending on experience.

8.0 hours per week.  Fixed Term for three months initially

Location: Based in Ipswich

We are seeking a highly enthusiastic and dedicated Project Support Officer to provide support to our Project Manager.  You will be working on our European Union and other funded projects, which aim to improve local rivers for all.

The Project Support Officer will provide administration and marketing support for the Essex and Suffolk Rivers Trust, supported by the Project Manager.

The successful applicant will have a proven track record in administration and marketing along with partnership working with Trustees, stakeholders and funders. You will have experience of maintaining effective monitoring and recording systems, invoicing, managing accounts and ideally EU funded delivery. You will have an understanding and interest in environmental issues, including those affecting river catchments. You will also have effective communication and social skills and enthusiasm and confidence at working with a wide range of clients and partners. We’ll make sure you’re given all the support and guidance you need and you will have the opportunity to become part of a highly successful organisation making a real and positive difference to your local area.

To apply, complete then application form and return to

JOB APPLICATION FORM – ESRT Project Support Officer.


If you have any questions about applying then please email

Closing date: Midday Monday 7th January 2019

Interview Date: Friday 11th January 2019 in Ipswich

Start Date: February 2019

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