Community Engagement Officer Vacancy

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing Rivers Trust.

Developing the Natural Aire (DNAire) is a partnership project with The Environment Agency.  DNAire will once again allow Atlantic salmon to spawn in our river after an absence of 200 years. To celebrate their return and to safeguard the future of the river we are launching a wide-reaching programme of community engagement.  Through this we will connect local communities to their local river.

This is a National Lottery Heritage Funded project.  The Environment Agency will be responsible for constructing four fish passes to reconnect the ecology of the River Aire.

The role

The Aire Rivers Trust is seeking a Community Engagement Officer with experience of delivering community engagement in support of ecological improvements.

You will capable of working independently as part of a small team and demonstrate a committed, mature and flexible approach to your work.  We are looking for an individual with experience of delivering practical engagement activities, such as walks, volunteer clean ups and school workshops.  As a creative communicator who will able to enthuse and inspire others whilst building good relationships with partners and volunteers.

This role is a fixed term contract until December 2022.

About us

The Aire Rivers Trust is an independent environmental charity established to secure the preservation, protection, development and improvement of the rivers, streams, watercourses and water bodies in the Aire catchment.  Through our work we seek to advance the public’s understanding of the management of water and its interconnection with the wider environment.  If you believe that you have the passion, commitment and skills to take this unique opportunity forward then we would like to hear from you.

How to apply

To apply for this full-time post, please email your current CV and a supporting statement explaining how you believe your skills and experience match our requirements for the role to


Your supporting statement must directly addressing the job description and person specification below to enable the selection panel to assess each applicant’s relative strengths against the criteria in the specification.

We would also request that you complete our Equal Opportunities survey below.

Job description and person specification


Equal opportunity survey


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Please note, the interviews for this post will take place at the Environment Agency’s office in Leeds not in Shipley as previously advertised.