*Job Vacancies* RRC Science & Technical Officers x2 (Ecology & Geomorphology)

The River Restoration Centre

Starting from £35,559 pa. Paid • Full Time • Permanent.  www.therrc.co.uk. Sectors: ecologyconservation & wildlifewater & hydrology

Closing date: 24 November 2022

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) is looking for two individuals with expertise in ecology and geomorphology to coordinate and deliver applied research and practical projects and provide technical specialist advice to practitioners. We are seeking driven candidates who will be key to the delivery of RRC’s core activities. 

These are exciting opportunities to be part of the UK’s independent expert advisory organisation for river restoration. As a key part of a small specialist team, you will be involved in everything we do including research, river restoration scoping, projects and assessment at project, catchment, and national scales. You will be at the heart of the UK river restoration community, spreading RRC’s knowledge and expertise across all four countries and further abroad.

You will utilise and expand your knowledge and skills to work with, support and advise UK statutory agencies and conservation bodies, and their delivery partners: rivers, wildlife and fisheries trusts and specialist consultants and contractors.

You will be an essential part of developing and delivering training, guidance, tools and national/international events to further the understanding and sharing of best practice river restoration, working with natural processes and nature-based solutions to river and catchment pressures and impacts. This experience will inform your understanding of best practice, research and new developments, enable to you develop new tools and methods, to produce guidance and training courses to apply this work, and to support others to build capacity and capability in their organisations.

You will have a relevant postgraduate qualification or equivalent experience in ecology or geomorphology, physical geography or a relevant subject. From this, you will have a detailed understanding of how geomorphological processes and man-made pressures affect the river-floodplain system and habitat conditions, and how such knowledge can be applied in river catchment management and restoration contexts. 

We require the successful candidate to be effective at communicating and presenting technical river restoration concepts to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

For an informal chat, please contact Marc Naura, RRC Science and Technical Manager, on +44 (0)1234 752979 or (E); rrc@therrc.co.uk.

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) is based at Cranfield. Your employment contract will be with Cranfield University under a long-standing service agreement, whilst your work is managed by The River Restoration Centre Ltd. The position will involve travel to locations across the UK, Ireland, and occasionally abroad.

Apply here online now.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 24th November 2022 (midnight).

Interviews will be held in early December