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Job Vacancies

Our trust currently has two job vacancies. One for a Project Engagement Officer to support our successful DNAire bid and the other for an ART Project Officer to support our river stewardship and general trust development work.

Both of these roles offer the chance to help develop and grow an ambitious trust and make a significant contribution to our work improving the River Aire and connecting the local community and other river users with a rapidly improving river.

These two posts are complementary and will work together to raise the profile and impact of the trust. The post details differ in some respects and you may apply for one or both of the roles. They are being appointed to slightly different timescales and so if you wish to apply for both, you must complete two separate applications and submit them as per the individual instructions in each advert. If you try to apply for both posts with one application we will not consider you for either post.

Details of the posts can be found on the following pages:

DNAire Project Engagement Officer

ART Project Officer

Job Vacancy – ART Project Officer

The Aire Rivers Trust (ART) seeks a Project Officer for two purposes: To deliver the River Aire Care River Stewardship project To develop ART itself to have permanent staff to achieve its aims for the River Aire Funding is initially available for an 18-month appointment, with the expectation that the postholder will work with the… Continue Reading

Beware Giant Hogweed

  It’s that time of year when we take our kids out for riverside walks isn’t it? And isn’t it nice to show them the different sorts of plants growing alongside the river?   Well this is a strong warning to stay well away from one of them. Giant Hogweed is intriguing because it can… Continue Reading

Giant Hogweed again

Giant Hogweed is not going to go away without some serious co-ordinated effort. I make no apology for posting a BBC news item about Giant Hogweed from a couple of months back, when hogweed was heavily in the news. The incident reported here relates to a ‘trained horticulturalist’ who knows the problems yet still get… Continue Reading

Safe haven created for native crayfish

The Environment Agency have issued a EA News Release about native crayfish about their work improving the prospects of native white-clawed crayfish locally – I am guessing that they will not mind me recycling their text: Natural techniques have been used to create crayfish habitat. Willow spiling protects banks from erosion. A safe haven for… Continue Reading

Giant Hogweed must go!

Giant Hogweed is in the news again, and for all the wrong reasons: From our own Rothwell a child has been hospitalised following contact with giant hog weed at St Aiden’s on the Aire. https://m.facebook.com/202975193060767/photos/a.657706017587680.1073741825.202975193060767/1044867368871541/?type=1&ref=fbwaexpcopy There was a similar case in Bolton this month too http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-33474810 And Somerset http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-33249604   This invasive species is a… Continue Reading

Let’s get rid of Giant Hogweed

Giant Hogweed may be visually attractive, but it is a serious ‘health’ hazard because if you get the sap on your skin it forms seriously nasty weals/blisters and may leave your skin photosensitised for life. Getting the sap in your eye may blind you! We want to get rid of this nasty plant – it… Continue Reading