Assistant Education and Engagement Officer Vacancy

6th April 2022 - General Catchment

Part-time: 21 hours a week
Location: West Cumbria
Salary: Pay scale 3A starting on £22,696 (pro-rata) plus 9% pension

West Cumbria Rivers Trust (WCRT) is a registered environmental charity dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the wildlife and habitats of rivers, lakes and the surrounding countryside in West Cumbria. We are a young and successful Rivers Trust with a territory covering several principal river catchments which include seven iconic lakes spanning a substantial part of the Lake District and West Cumbria. We have an impressive track record of successful delivery of projects and steady growth and are looking to employ an Assistant Learning and Education and Officer funded by the Cumbria Community Foundation.

WCRT believe that reconnecting people to the natural world is essential to safeguarding its future and it also comes with a host of physical and mental health benefits for people. This exciting role will be delivering environmental education, Forest Schools and community activities across West Cumbria, with the aim of engaging people in the watery world around them to ensure its preservation for future generations.

The successful candidate will have a degree in a relevant subject and have at least 1 years’ experience in delivering environmental education sessions and events to a broad cross section of society. You will be a self-starter who can demonstrate a committed, mature and flexible approach to the project and has the passion to engage and enthuse others. You will also have excellent project management, organisational, communication and reporting skills.

You will be part of a small but expanding team based in Keswick (although a flexible approach will be required as much of the time will be spent out of the office), reporting to the Trust Director and supported by WCRT’s Trustees and staff.

If you believe that you have the passion, commitment and skills to take this exciting opportunity forward then we would like to hear from you. For further details please visit the News section of the West Cumbria Rivers Trust website: If you would like to discuss the post further please contact Jodie Mills, WCRT Director on 017687 75429 or email

To apply for this post please send your CV with a covering letter (both 2 sides of A4 maximum) setting out your experience and qualifications as highlighted in the job specification . Closing Date for applications 24th April. Interviews will be held in Keswick Wednesday 27th April.