Hopefully you now know some of the important work we do to protect and improve the rivers, lakes and surrounding area across the Severn.
But we can’t do this work without your help. The Severn Rivers Trust is a small charity and we rely on generous support from people and organisations. We work with many people across the Severn region already doing all sorts of things. If you love your river, why not get out there and help it out. Our motto is “We get our feet wet” and would love for you to come and help us.
Volunteer for the Severn Rivers Trust
Join us! We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteers. There is plenty to do from surveying rivers for plants to otters; removing invasive species like Himalayan Balsam to helping out at events or litter picks to planting trees. It all helps improve your local river!
Volunteering with the Severn Rivers Trust is a great way to learn about our work and enjoy the local countryside while doing your bit for the environment.
Become a River Champion
Do you love your local stretch of river? Do you see it every day, every week or once a month? You can really help us out by becoming a River Champion.
River Champions help us by collecting information on local rivers which we then use to develop a series of activities to help improve the river.
Get involved directly with conservation by becoming one of our Riverfly Monitors. Riverfly Monitors are trained to sample their local river for aquatic invertebrates on a regular basis. This is a great opportunity to learn new skills, learn more about your local river, meet new people and “get your feet wet”.
Placement – River Fish Field Research Assistant
The regulation of rivers for the purposes of flood defence, hydropower generation and navigation has profound physical and ecological impacts through their disruptions to hydrology, natural functioning and connectivity. Whilst river regulatory schemes provide major ecosystem services for societal benefit, the resultant habitat disruption, including blockages to fish migration and physical changes to channel form, are increasingly recognised as the major global threat to freshwater fish diversity. Given that the predicted consequences of long-term changes in climate include increased periods of intense rainfall in many regions, such as that observed in the UK in winter of 2013/14, then river regulation schemes designed to prevent flood damage are only likely to increase.
Requirements: Must be physically fit. Sometimes field work can include walking up and down the river or carrying buckets of sediment. Must own a pair of wellington boots and waterproof clothing. Can provide life jackets and possibly waders.
For further information you can contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
River Severn Catchment Officer
Salary Up to £27,058 depending upon experience plus pension and life insurance
Permanent full-time contract
This post is jointly employed by the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust and Severn Rivers Trust.
We are looking for an exemplary communicator to work with partners in devising and delivering water based projects throughout the Severn Vale catchment and across Gloucestershire. Through these partnerships you will address many current issues including poor water quality and flooding and help to develop new pilot approaches and payment options which demonstrate the viability of Payment for Ecosystem Services.
The ideal candidate will have:
- Expertise in agriculture and water management
- A sound understanding of Ecosystem Services
- Experience of successful bid writing and fundraising for conservation and environmental projects
- Excellent communication and networking skills, capable of engaging and enthusing everyone including local communities and landowners
If you are interested in joining our land management team, please see a full job description here:
And application form from our website:
Please note that the Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust do not accept CV’s and application forms should be returned by 5pm on Thursday 11th of May. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 17th of May.
We aim to be an equal opportunity employer and are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment.
Registered Charity No. 232580