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Employment Vacancies

The Foundation is always on the lookout for like-minded individuals to join our team of dedicated staff. We employ people with a variety of skills and backgrounds. For instance, our habitat teams are made up of trained chain saw operators, team leaders, and those that just enjoy working outdoors. In the office, Project Managers, Fishery Scientists, Marketing and Administration staff work on the various projects we are running. If you have an interest in the environment and think that you could contribute to our organisation, we would be keen to hear from you. Please email your CV to

or post to:

H.R. Department
The Wye & Usk Foundation
Unit 4 Talgarth Business Park
Trefecca Road

12th December 2016

Office Assistant

The Wye and Usk Foundation requires a full time Office Assistant to work in their headquarters at Talgarth, near Brecon, helping the busy marketing, finance, operations, administration and farm advisory departments. This is an excellent opportunity to join one of the UK's biggest rivers trusts and to work in a busy, dynamic organisation that has a focus on delivery.

The role will be varied and the individual will be expected to be flexible and adaptable, depending on which of our departments requires support at any one time. The successful candidate's typical day could range from taking fishing enquiries and bookings over the phone, database work, supporting finance/accounting, to fundraising and I.T. support.

It is likely that the role could quickly develop further, taking on extra duties in areas such as volunteer management.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, motivated and have excellent written and oral communication skills. Competence in MS Office software (especially Word & Excel) is also required along with the ability to work under pressure. Answering queries from and taking bookings for anglers will be a major part of the role so any knowledge of angling or fish species is a distinct advantage, as is an interest in the environment. Full training will be provided in any bespoke in-house software.

In return we offer of a salary of £15,000-£18,720 depending on experience, plus life assurance and a pension option. Normal hours of work are 9am to 5:30pm (40 hours per week).

Those interested in applying for this position should send their CV, along with a covering letter by email to: or by post to: HR Department, Wye and Usk Foundation, Trefecca Road, Unit 4 Talgarth Business Park, Talgarth, Brecon LD3 0PQ

Closing date for application: 5pm, 13th January, 2017