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River Ranger Post

Author: Jane Skilling
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River Ranger Post

1 year contract with possibility of extension (dependant on funding)

Salary: £22,000 pa

Working hours: Full time, 37.5 hour week, Flexible working hours.

Other benefits: Pension, annual leave allowance (25 days plus bank holidays), travel expenses.


From its source on the moorlands above Holme, West Yorkshire, the River Holme winds its way through the countryside and villages before reaching Huddersfield town centre where it joins the River Colne. The river over the years has been the lifeblood of villages, a leisure facility for anglers, walkers and a place for locals and visitors to relax and enjoy the views. Yet, years of neglect, the arrival of invasive species and littering had taken their toll.

The role

The successful applicant will be based in the charity`s office in Honley (Huddersfield, West Yorkshire), working alongside the small team of staff, trustees and volunteers.

The role will involve practical outdoor river and riparian improvement work such as river habitat improvements, waste removal, monitoring and treatment of invasive species, tree planting and maintenance. The applicant will support and engage with volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds. The applicant will also get involved in environmental education work, assisting at public events, social media (Facebook, twitter and Instagram) updates, funding bids, river surveying, geographical information system updates (QGIS) and general admin work.

Applications must be received no later than 5pm on Sunday 30th of January 2022.

For more information about the role please click this link River Ranger Job Description.

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to the email address below:

For further information or any questions about the role please contact Simon Hirst (River Steward) on:

Tel: 01484 661756
Mobile: 07532 793458

Passionate about making the River Holme a better place for people, businesses and wildlife

River Holme Connections is a registered charity no. 1163873

Closing Date: 30/01/2022  Location: Honley, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

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