We Are Hiring!

Closing Date:  25th March 2020 at 5pm

The Inishowen Rivers Trust are delighted to announce that we are now hiring our first ever staff member! Although the Trust has been operating for 5 years, it has always been through the fantastic support of our volunteers and hard working Board of Directors. Putting a Project Officer in place will be a turning point for the Trust and it will be exciting to see what lies ahead.

The IRT is a Company Limited by Guarantee and a charity. We have built a strong volunteer programme to which we delivered a popular training programme last year – the Inishowen River Guardians. We are also working on our core flooding project which is looking into natural water retention measures. We’ve attended many conferences and workshops, organised community events and talks across the years and to date have processed €110,000 in funding allocations.

We’re not the only Rivers Trust in Ireland to have worked so hard to help deliver projects on the ground. The Maigue Rivers Trust in Co. Limerick set up at approximately the same time as the Inishowen Rivers Trust and there are 7 other established trusts in the Republic. Our hard work has now been recognised by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government which has granted core funding to the Inishowen and Maigue RTs to support one staff member each for three years. This is known as the ‘Resilience Pilot Project‘ and will assess the process by which trusts can build capacity, confidence and credibility to bring a benefit to our rivers and communities. Rivers Trusts are forming right across Ireland and there is a growing community of active citizens working for our rivers who need vital support such as this to survive.

If you are interested in becoming the first staff member for the Inishowen Rivers Trust, you can download the Project Officer job specifications here. The closing date for applications is Wednesday March 25th 2020 and interviews will take place in mid April.

If you have any queries in relation to this role, please email us on Jobs@inishowenriverstrust.com

The Inishowen Rivers Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

IRT and MRT in Athlone 2019.
The IRT and MRT pictured at the first Irish Rivers Trust and Catchment Partnership meeting held in Athlone on Nov 30th 2019.