Join our team: Community Engagement Internship

Location: Office is based in Llangollen. Flexible working options are available. Must have own transport and be willing to travel to locations in North Wales and West Cheshire

Salary and Expenses: £18,000 pro rata. Expenses incurred to carry out your duties will be reimbursed

Contract: 3 days per week, including some weekends and evenings. Fixed term for 5 months

Holidays: 25 days pro rata + bank holidays

Reports To: Project Officer

About Welsh Dee Trust 

A member of the wider Rivers Trust movement, Welsh Dee Trust is a small independent charity working to restore the brooks, streams and rivers of the Dee catchment for both wildlife and people. In 2020 the Welsh Dee Trust embarked on an exciting period of growth, identifying five clear programmes of work to pursue. This role is for our It Shouldn’t Be In The Dee programme which aims to engage and empower communities to care for their local water environment.

Position Overview

The intern will support Welsh Dee Trust staff in the delivery of the It Shouldn’t Be In The Dee programme. This will involve promoting and hosting volunteer events (e.g., litter picks and training), education events (e.g., stands at public events, walks and public talks) and citizen science activities (e.g., monitoring pollution). There will also be the opportunity to support the delivery of our Restoring River Habitat and Water Wise Farming programmes, giving a broad range of experience across the whole organisation. This role is funded as part of the Dee Blue Recovery project and will be working on the River Dee catchment in West Cheshire.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Promoting upcoming volunteer and education events to communities, including online
  • Supporting staff to plan and deliver volunteer and education events, both in-person and online
  • Collecting and managing data relating to monitoring pollution, water quality and river habitat
  • Creating and maintaining relationships with individuals and community groups
  • Researching and preparing content for social media

Knowledge and Experience

  • Confident and personable manner
  • Full driving licence and your own vehicle
  • Ability to use Windows/Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of pollution relating to the water environment
  • Experience working with volunteers and/or community groups
  • Experience using social media
  • Experience using GIS software
  • Welsh-speaking

Closing Date: 9am, 16 May 2022

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to .