Central Rivers Initiative Chairman Vacancy

The Central Rivers Initiative is looking for a new Chairman

The Central Rivers Initiative (CRI) has come a long way since its inception in the late 1990s. Following the recent success of securing a Development Phase grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for a Landscape Partnership Scheme called ‘Transforming the Trent Valley’, the current Chairman, Julia Jessel, is stepping down.

We are looking for a new Chairman to lead us in this exciting new phase

The Central Rivers Initiative is a broadly-based partnership representing key interests who are working together to shape and guide the progressive restoration and revitalisation of the river valley between Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth.

The partner organisations aim to create and connect beautiful places where people can explore and enjoy water, landscape and wildlife.

An important step towards this aim is the recent successful grant from HLF. CRI has extended its borders and welcomed new partners to realise a new vision for the Trent Valley.

We are working together to reconnect people with a striking river valley they have ‘turned their backs’ on. A number of culturally and naturally important projects aimed at engaging communities, inspiring visitors, improving access and restoring features will help to transform this important landscape into one that is good for communities, wildlife and the economy.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Committed to furthering the CRI vision
  • Good at chairing and promoting effective participation by all
  • Skilled in making effective use of resources (time, money, skills)
  • Well-regarded and locally connected to act effectively as an ambassador for CRI
  • Able to network effectively within Staffordshire and regionally for CRI

If you are interested in this role, please download the

You can also find more information about the Central Rivers Initiative (CRI) and the Transforming The Trent Valley (TTTV) Initiatives here


Please contact Louise Morris for more information or find the job details online at www.staffs-wildlife.org.uk/jobs or call 01889 880117 for more information.

Applicants must send their CV and a covering letter to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

The closing date for applications is Friday 8th September 2017. Informal interviews will be held at the Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge ST17 0WT


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