Working to enhance and protect the rivers of the Yorkshire Dales for the benefit of everyone

Job Opportunity: Chief Executive Officer of the Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust

Salary: From £35-45,000 depending on experience, with potential to increase as the charity and the CEO role grow  

Closing date: 28 February 2020

The Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust is part of the national network of River Trusts and it covers five main rivers – Swale, Ure, Nidd, Wharfe and Ouse. It has grown over the last few years and is well placed to develop further. There is now an opportunity to take over the leadership of the Trust and shape and guide it its further development.

The CEO will assume executive responsibility for all of the work of the Trust including day-to-day management of the organisation, staff and finances. The work will require capacity building, programme management and advocacy.

Our ideal candidate will thrive on the challenge to further develop the charity. They will empathise with the aims of the Trust and be inventive in building successful partnerships and developing a catchment wide approach. They will have leadership experience and excellent skills in financial management, programme management, communications and advocacy. 

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Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust & Ure Salmon Group: De-Combining Forces

A statement by Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust Chairman Chris Ryder.

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This video was sent in to us by Annette Hirst and went viral.
It shows the River Skirfare after a sudden cloudburst. Always be aware when around rivers.

Click on the Map

Our area. The blue catchment is the ‘SUNO’, the Rivers Swale, Ure, Nidd and upper Ouse. The green catchment is the River Wharfe and the Lower Ouse.

Click the map to find out more information about your River, even see live river levels!!

iCasp the Movie: Natural Flood Management

A short video from Yorkshire iCASP featuring some of the work we have done in Bishopdale.

Helpsheets & Specifications

YDRT are working hard to produce help sheets so people can understand what we do and replicate it elsewhere. Click the links below to see helpsheets on:

  • New Farming Rules For Water
  • Leaky Dam Construction
  • Hedge Planting
  • Woodland Planting
  • Low Level Earth Bunds
  • Riparian Buffer Strips

2019 Annual Report

Click the button below to see the following:

  • A review of 2018/19 by Chairman Chris Ryder
  • A look into trust resilience by Director Charles Forman
  • An article on the Rivers2U Project by Catherine Mason
  • A review of the Lowland NFM Demonstration Area by Marie Taylor
  • An article on DVRN by Charlotte Simons
  • A consideration off the issues around our volunteer management by Trustee Frank Broughton.

Giving a salmon a helping hand in Sweden, on a workshop for WaterCoG

Check your local river levels

River Ure

River Wharfe

River Swale

River Nidd

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