Communications Assistant and Project Assistant

Eden Rivers Trust are looking for a great communicator to bring our exciting Access to Eden: breaking barriers, building bridges, partnership project to life.

You’ll create and distribute engaging content across a wide range of digital and traditional media channels that will enthuse and empower target audiences to get closer to Eden’s rivers and nature. You’ll monitor the results to ensure that outcomes are met and refine future activity to create even more impact.

This could be an ideal first job in marketing and PR as the role holder will develop valuable skills by working across a variety of marketing disciplines, including digital, PR, events, internal communications, advertising and community engagement.

About you

You will:

Understand how to effectively communicate with target audiences and be able to adapt your communication style to match a wide variety of identified audiences, creating meaningful content that resonates with them,
Be creative – full of ideas on how to make our communications stand out from the crowd and able to turn them into engaging content that provokes action, but always with an eye for detail.
Embrace variety – one day you could be creating graphics, editing film and crafting web articles, the next creating reels for socials and proofing an advert.

About us

Eden Rivers Trust is the conservation charity standing up for Eden’s rivers; changing the way they are protected, enhanced and used so that people and nature in Cumbria can thrive.

Our vision is to have clean and healthy rivers, providing a brighter future for all. To make this vision a reality, we have been working with partners and volunteers since 1996, developing and carrying out innovative environmental projects that restore rivers, improve habitats, manage floods naturally and promote water-friendly farming. These conservation activities are integrated with creative programmes for schools and community groups that promote awareness, access and learning.

As a Trust, we are Rethinking Rivers. For Good.

Based in Penrith, the post holder will work in the scenic rolling countryside of the Eden Valley and where it intersects with the north-eastern Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Pennines. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds, including under-represented groups.

The Access to Eden: Breaking barriers, building bridges partnership project has been made possible thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Find out more about the project and read our latest media release


Salary: £23,000 – £26,000 pro rata, per annum, plus contributory pension

Contract: Fixed term contract, 3 days (22.5 hours) per week until 31 December 2027

Location: Penrith, Cumbria


How to apply

For an informal discussion about the role please call Sam Mason on 01768 866788/07834 555179

or visit Eden Rivers Trust for an application