Revitalising Waterways

Call 0114 354 0012 or email us – click here


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.



Please find listed below the job vacancies we are currently recruiting for.

Voluntary River Stewards

Hours: Flexible working hours offered around other commitments; but 2/3 days per week would be preferred
Duration of post: 9 months

Location: River Stewardship Company office/tool store and Yorkshire’s waterways

An exciting opportunity to be a key part of an innovative social enterprise delivering watercourse maintenance projects and community engagement in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Derbyshire. We are recruiting on a rolling basis and are ideally looking for a commitment of 9 months or more, for 2 or 3 days a week; but we can be flexible as per the applicant’s other commitments and responsibilities.

The post represents an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience for a career in the conservation sector. All reasonable travel and subsistence expenses will be reimbursed and the successful applicants will receive accredited training in first aid, water and flood awareness, pesticide application and other machinery training, in line with our work programme.

Purpose of the job

The Voluntary River Steward will assist in the delivery of a variety of waterway maintenance tasks and habitat improvements on Yorkshire’s waterways. The successful post holder will gain experience in tasks including: felling, coppicing and pollarding trees; planting trees, shrubs and other flora; habitat creation such as the erection of kingfisher perches and otter holts; fencing and the erection of site furniture and interpretation; invasive species control and litter and debris management within the river channel, banks and riverside footpaths. There will also be an opportunity to assist in the delivery of a variety of community engagement activities, such as running practical volunteer days, waterway-related and environmental workshops in schools and guided walks.


Application Pack

Voluntary River Steward – Job Description (March 2017)

Voluntary River Steward – Application Form (March 2017)

For further information please contact Hellen Hornby ( or Julia Foster (, both on 0114 3540012.

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
The Exchange Brewery
2 Bridge Street, Sheffield, S3 8NS

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