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Are you passionate about working with people to make a positive difference for the future of our coastal environment? An exciting new opportunity has become available for an enthusiastic Severn Estuary Partnership Communication and Engagement Officer to join the Severn Estuary Partnership (SEP) team. SEP is a vibrant Coastal Partnership based in Cardiff (hosted by the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences) that works with all those involved in the management of the Severn Estuary from planners to port authorities, fishermen to farmers and importantly, local communities.

Applications are invited for a SEP Communication and Engagement Officer who will play a key role in contributing to the successful delivery of a variety of projects underway within the Partnership, particularly the exciting Litter Free Coast & Sea Somerset project. The Officer will be an enthusiastic, positive and self-motivated person who enjoys working with a range of stakeholders. Within the Litter Free Coast & Sea Somerset project, they will work with local communities along the coast to deliver local engagement campaigns related to beach quality, bathing water quality and coastal (litter) pollution issues. There will also be opportunities to get involved in other projects and will support SEP’s wider networking and engagement activities.  The post holder will support the Partnership Manager in the production of SEP communications, including website updates, the monthly SEP e-newsletter and further development of our social media channels.  

The successful candidate will have substantial experience of working on community and stakeholder engagement projects as well as excellent organisational and communication skills.

This position is full time (35 hours per week), available immediately and is fixed term for 12 months.

Salary: £22,417 – £26,715 per annum (Grade 4)

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Rhoda Ballinger, email:

For further details about working in Cardiff University please contact John Evans, email:

Applications can only be accepted via the online system.

Interviews for this post will be on Wednesday 4th August.

Date advert posted: Friday, 2 July 2021

Closing Date: Monday, 19 July 2021

Climate Change, Adaptation and the Community

Tuesday 25th May 2021

Click on the buttons below to view each speaker recording.

Chair: Dr Emma McKinley – Cardiff University and the Severn Estuary Partnership

10am Welcome from Chair and Bristol City Council – Alex Minshull – Sustainable City and Climate Change Manager at Bristol City Council

10.15am The Severn Estuary Partnership: Reflecting on the Last 25 Years of Partnership Working – Dr Rhoda Ballinger – Cardiff University and the Severn Estuary Partnership

10:35am Footprints in the Mind: the Importance of Public Engagement in the Gwent Living Levels – Alison Boyes – Living Levels Landscape Partnership

10:55am A Resilient River: Unlocking the Severn & Severn Rivers Trust – Alice Fallon – Severn Rivers Trust

11:25am Climate Adaptation Pathways and a Changing Coast – Shelly Easton – Somerset Wildlife Trust

11:45am Impermanent Land: The (Future) Wales Coast Path – Alison Neighbour – Independent Artist

12:05am Turning the Green Recovery Blue – Peter Davies – Chair of the Wales Marine Action and Advisory Group

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