Location: Colne Valley Visitor Centre

37.5 Hours per week

Location: Colne Valley Park Visitor Centre, Denham, Nr. Uxbridge.  (We would be willing to consider hybrid working)
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £31,000 to £34,500
Hours: 37.5 hours per week we would be willing to consider part time working

Not-for-profit organisation Groundwork South have a unique role opportunity for someone to use their technical and management skills to make a real difference to valuable river and stream catchments by joining the rivers team on the River Colne and East Hampshire catchments, driving and developing practical projects and community engagement for a more sustainable future.

Summary of role: From internationally rare chalk streams in its rural headwaters to a braided channel and numerous lakes in the Colne Valley Regional Park, the Colne catchment is a special place with a diverse range of waters across parts of Herts, Bucks, London, Berks and Surrey.

East Hampshire Catchment ranges from rolling chalk downland to the medieval Forest of Bere to the coastal plain, which has significant nature conservation interest with broad enclosed tidal harbours, extensive salt marsh, reed beds and wet meadows.

The post-holder will manage river restoration projects in these two catchments.  (Initially the work will mainly be in the Colne Catchment).

For key requirements of the role please see the personal specification attached to the Job Description on our website.

In return we offer you:

  • A competitive salary
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 25 days per annum plus public holidays
  • Health Cash Plan and 24-hour online access to a GP
  • PERKS scheme – such as discounted gym membership and shopping discounts
  • Employee Assistance Programme – including mental health helpline and face to face counselling
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work and pension contributions
  • Family friendly policies to support work/life balance with time off in lieu for out of hours activities
  • Business travel expenses

We are a creative, committed and enthusiastic organisation with a great track record of project development, fundraising and delivery, so there are always opportunities to grow and develop your role within our friendly team.

 Groundwork South

Groundwork South works with communities across the south of England to transform their lives and the places where they live. We have been at the forefront of social and environmental regeneration for over 25 years, and today we have a simple mission: to create better places, improve people’s prospects, and promote greener living and working.

We are passionate about creating a future where every neighbourhood is vibrant and green, every community is strong and able to shape its own destiny, and no-one is held back by their background or circumstances. This vision drives the work that we do. Each year we deliver over 100 innovative projects, tackling the biggest issues facing our communities and creating real and lasting, positive change.

Apply now!

Download the Job Application pack below:

Application_Form – Senior Project Manager (Rivers)



Please send your completed application form, quoting reference ‘SPMR24’ to [email protected]

For further information and to discuss the role please contact Gillian Branson at [email protected] or call on 07754 552213.

Closing date:  11th February 2024 
Interview date: 19th February 2024

Groundwork South is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.