Role Purpose

To coordinate the long-running Wiltshire Rivers Monitoring Scheme, including the local (Angling) Riverfly Monitoring Initiative ( and other river based monitoring programmes. 

a) Collate monitoring data and maintain the central database
b) Support volunteer monitors throughout the county
c) Assist with training of new monitors

Person Specification

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to take on this role within the Water Team. Having a number of the skills mentioned below will make you the ideal candidate. However, training and support of the team will be provided to improve skills if necessary. 

  • Affinity with and passion for freshwater conservation
  • Knowledge of Wiltshire's rivers and wildlife-especially invertebrates and plant species
  • Experience with working with volunteers
  • Good computer skills, particularly MS Excel and Access
  • Good and clear communicator
  • Quick learner 
  • Motivator

We Offer

  • Become a member of a quickly developing, highly motivated and specialist team.
  • Learning new skills, acquiring useful qualifications (First Aid, qualified trainer, leadership, species ID, etc.)
  • Become part of a Wiltshire's 'Citizen Science' community
  • Access to the world's most iconic chalk streams
  • Opportunity to get involved in all aspects of river restoration and habitat improvement work.

The volunteer River Monitoring Scheme Coordinator will work closely together with the rest of the Water Team and will report back to the Water Team Project Officer


If you are interested, please send a CV to Martijn Antheunisse Team Leader, and give us your motivation why you would like to take on this role, and how you could help with growing and maturing our volunteer base. 

For more information please contact us on 01380 736066.

Before attending, please ensure you have registered as a volunteer by filling out our volunteer registration form.