Head of Development and Commercial

Norfolk Rivers Trust


Purpose: To develop new partnerships and innovative funding opportunities for
Norfolk Rivers Trust and Rivers Ecology
Responsible to: CEO
Location: Office at Bayfield near Holt. Visits across Norfolk, Cam and Ely
Ouse (CamEO) and potentially further afield
Job term: Full-time, 37.5 per week
Annual Leave Entitlement: 25 days plus 8 days bank holidays pro rata.
Salary details: Grade 5: £44,500 – £46,000 (9% employer Pension Contribution)

Norfolk Rivers Trust’s ambition is to deliver catchment-scale change to our water environment,
protecting our watercourses from pollution, improving habitat and ecological functioning of
streams and rivers and enhancing resilience to climate change.

It’s an exciting time for the Trust, having grown to a team of 30 since it began in 2011,
and we are delivering major projects such as river re-meandering and flood plain connections,
farming and land management advice, new constructed wetlands, species re-introductions and
community engagement.

But there is so much more to do. We see the growing interest in protecting and improving the
environment such as through corporate ESG, as a major opportunity. This role is key to turning
that opportunity into a reality, attracting new funding through biodiversity net gain (BNG),
Landscape Recovery and ELMS, private finance, water industry and wider commercial activity
through corporate partnerships to deliver catchment-scale change.

Taking an oversight of the Trust’s commercial activity, we are looking for an individual with
an ambitious, entrepreneurial approach to develop and exploit the new environmental funding
sector and develop major water projects with a range of external partners.

Working across the Trust and Rivers Ecology (the trading arm of Norfolk Rivers Trust), you will
scope and pull together new bids for grants and tenders for the commercial activities.

The successful applicant will join the Senior Management Team and will work strategically to
look at delivering the business plan in place for continuing current partnerships and
relationships whilst also looking at future growth. This diverse role will require someone who
is motivated to work within a great team culture and provide the skills and support to develop
the trust through its recent growth.

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