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Programme Coordinator – Restoring Spring to the Dee

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Scotland (East) - UK
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 21/12/2023
Company Name River Dee Trust
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Programme Coordinator – Restoring Spring to the Dee

Job Specification

1. The Role

To work with the River Dee organisations – The River Dee Trust (RDT) and Dee District Salmon Fishery

Board (DDSFB) - and Atlantic Salmon Trust (AST) to deliver initial scoping and development of the

‘Restoring Spring to the Dee’ 20 year programme of work. The programme will deliver landscape-scale

habitat and salmon restoration in the river catchment, working in partnership with a wide range of

stakeholders and community. Working with the project partners (RDT, DDSFB, AST), the Programme

Coordinator will develop and coordinate the implementation of the first phase of the Restoring Spring

to the Dee programme of work.

2. Reporting

The Programme Coordinator will report to the River Director of the Dee District Salmon Fisheries Board

and The River Dee Trust.

3. Key Responsibilities

• Develop the Phase 1 delivery plan and detailed delivery schedule for the programme of work.

• Design and coordinate the stakeholder and community engagement process and reporting.

• Work with the project partners to source funding as required for the programme.

• Work with key agencies and other organisations to develop methodologies, monitoring and

metrics, implementing agreed approaches and sharing learnings.

• Ensure all codes of practice and legal requirements are followed for relevant parts of the work


• Work with partners to ensure that the work programme is communicated through respective


• Work with colleagues and partners to bring together research and knowledge exchange to

further the understanding of conservation and restoration methods.

• Present the programme of work to a range of audiences.

• Deliver reporting on the programme of work as required by partners and funders.

4. Skills and Background



• Project management, engagement and communication of project activities.

• Knowledge of Scottish environmental legislation.

• Working background within countryside, rivers or wildlife sectors.

• Excellent understanding of practices for habitat and species conservation and restoration.


• Understanding and knowledge of legislation and policies for biodiversity and fisheries




• Excellent communications skills, written and verbal, to technical and non-technical audiences.

• Ability to identify and engage with a range of funders, agencies and institutions.


• GIS and associated spatial analysis packages.



• Experience in project planning, management, co-ordination and output delivery.

• Experience of co-ordinating programmes of work/projects involving a diverse range of

stakeholders and communities and delivering and reporting on stakeholder engagement


• Experience of partnership and collaborative working.

• Experience in the collection and analysis of data.

• Conference and other public presentations.

• Demonstrated success in obtaining funding.


• Experience and training in social science and engagement methodologies and reporting

• Familiarity of working with organisations involved in biodiversity conservation and fisheries

management in the UK and internationally.

• Experience of working in salmon and sea trout conservation and management.

• Familiarity with the publication and peer review process for research outputs.



• Qualified at least to Masters level in a relevant social science and/or scientific discipline (e.g. a

subject relevant to biodiversity and fish ecology and management).

• A full UK driving licence.


• Project / management qualification.

Any other relevant duties

• Uphold and ensure compliance with Health, Safety and Wellbeing, GDPR and safeguarding and

Equality and Diversity arrangements.

• Abide by all employer governance and approved procedures and perform any other duties not

specifically detailed but which may fall within the overall job purpose and within the expected

competence and ability of the post holder.

5. Equipment

All staff will be adequately equipped to carry out their duties in a safe and efficient manner and should

ensure equipment is kept in good working order. Any deficiencies in the equipment or its condition

should be reported in the first instance to the Administrator.

6. Hours and Place of Work

The River Dee Trust operates a 40-hour working week. The place of work will be the River Office, Mill

of Dinnet, with hybrid working, and the postholder will be required to travel as required to carry out

their duties. Some of the work undertaken will require the working of weekends or evenings.

7. Remuneration and Benefits

The salary for the post will be £40,000 per annum for a 40-hour working week. We may consider pro[1]rata or job-share arrangements.

A pension scheme is offered, and 6% contributions are matched by the employer.

A vehicle will be provided for work duties.

This is a permanent position with funding for years 1-5 already secured.

8. Terms of Employment

The employer is The River Dee Trust and its terms of employment will be specified in an accompanying

contract and staff handbook, along with this job description. The River Dee Trust also operates

continuous professional development and will help support the development of the career of the postholder.

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter explaining your interest in this role to info@riverdee.org by 5pm on Thursday 21 December.

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