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    Rodley Nature Reserve Fish Pass

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Category Archives: Project

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

Job vacancy – Engagement Officer for DNAire

Our Heritage Lottery Funded DNAire project is entering the formal project development stage and we need to recruit a suitably experienced Engagement Officer to work with us.   This is a new and exciting opportunity to work with ART in partnership with the Environment Agency to help reconnect the ecology of the iconic River Aire… Continue Reading

Walks around Bradford’s Becks

Friends of Bradford’s Becks have just published a (FREE!) guide to a series of walks around Bradford’s Becks. The booklet contains detailed guides to several walks around the area as well as background information on the becks, the wildlife to be found, the history of the beck and how to keep our watercourses clean. You… Continue Reading

Catchment Improvement Lead – an opportunity

The Aire and Calder Catchment Partnership, which is hosted by The Aire Rivers Trust, is  advertising a role to help lead the Partnership to the next stage of our development. With funding from Defra we are now looking to issue a contract for someone to lead the initial stages of delivering our Actionable Plan and… Continue Reading

2017 – An important year for River Aire fish passage

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] 2017 – An important year for River Aire fish passage Work has been going on for a number of years to improve fish passage for migratory fish in the Aire below Leeds. This work has provided fish passes at Castleford, Lemonroyd, Fleet, Rothwell Country Park and Thwaite Mills. Fish passes are required… Continue Reading

Upper Aire Project – another award!

The team running the Upper Aire Project have picked up yet another award for this great scheme. Here is what the Environment Agency, who have devoted considerable funding to the scheme,  had to say upon hearing the announcement: A pioneering scheme that is leading the way in improving some of Yorkshire’s best countryside has won… Continue Reading

FoBB Sculpture competition voting

Friends of Bradford Beck have been running a competition for a sculpture to place over the beck and enable people to hear the hidden beck as it flows under Bradford city centre. The shortlist of four, from nine entries, has been announced and you can cast your vote and offer comments on the entries. Please… Continue Reading

Improving Eastburn Beck

The first stages of the project work to improve the river and riparian habitats along Eastburn Beck at Lyndhurst Wood, Glusburn (reported here in February) began on Wednesday 10th August. The Wild Trout Trust and the Environment Agency will be notching six of the low weirs by cutting narrow sections out of each weir crest.… Continue Reading

DNAire bid submitted

Last week, the Environment Agency submitted our DNAire bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund. This is a very important step in our desire to restore salmon to the river and re-engage the community through a £4 million river-wide project. The bid summary states: ‘Developing the Natural Aire’ is for 570,000 people in the project area.… Continue Reading