Revitalising Waterways

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About River Stewardship Company

River Stewardship Company (RSC) was established by a group of public and third sector partners to develop a response to the problem of litter and dereliction on the waterways in Sheffield.


About River Stewardship Company

Our dedicated, commercial contracting team delivers invasive species and vegetation management, habitat creation, access works and site furniture installation and improvements.




Job Title:                   Operations Manager

Salary:                        £30,000 – £37,500

Hours:                        37.5 hours per week (full time)

Duration of post:      Permanent

Location:                    River Stewardship Company office & tool store and the region’s waterways waterways

Annual Leave:           34 days, including bank holidays.

Pension:                     7% of gross income contribution by the company

Other benefits:          Use of company car/van, mobile phone and laptop.


River Stewardship Company

River Stewardship Company is a social enterprise with a rapidly growing portfolio of commercial waterway maintenance projects with the Environment Agency, local authorities, riparian landowners and others. Through commercial or grant-funded projects, we also deliver programmes of community engagement (sessional work in schools, volunteer days, festivals, events and other activities) designed to connect, inspire and empower local people to improve themselves, their community and their local patch of waterway.

Job role

The Operations Manager will develop and manage a portfolio of commercial projects within the Yorkshire area (and elsewhere, as required), as well as working with the Chief Executive to assist with overseeing operations. This will include having responsibility for the management of the depot, equipment, vehicles and other assets.


The Operations Manager will be responsible to the Chief Executive and have line management responsibilities for a small number of staff from the delivery team, as required. The Operations Manager will also work closely with volunteers and other community interest organisations as well as with clients and sub-contractors. They will comprise a key part of the executive Leadership Team, and report in to the non-executive Board as and when required.

Person Specification

The Operations Manager will have a proven track record of developing and managing multiple commercial projects, in the fields of conservation, landscaping or construction. They will have a good knowledge of health and safety, and preferably have undergone NEBOSH or IOSH Managing Safely training. They will have experience of managing staff and subcontractors, have excellent interpersonal skills and can communicate at all levels through various media. They will also have experience in managing equipment, vehicles and other assets. Further details can be found in the Job Description.

Operations Manager – Cover Letter – 160418

Operations Manager JD – 160418

RSC Application Form

Please read the above attachments, complete and send your application form to
Please note that CV applications will not be accepted.


Casual Volunteers

Why not contact us us about our voluntary opportunities at the RSC?


Our Values

We passionately believe in the value of well-maintained waterways

  • As rich habitats for wildlife
  • To help reduce the probability and severity of flooding
  • As beautiful places for people to relax and enjoy
  • As desirable settings for businesses and residents
  • Through which to provide educational, training, employment and enterprise opportunities

Contact Us

By Phone
tel: 0114 354 0012

By Email
Click here to email us

By Post
Unit 1 – Newhall Industrial Estate
Sanderson Street
S9 2TW

River Stewardship Company is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England. 
Company registration number: 6759419. VAT registration number: 975669843