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Five reasons to join FiveRivers.

What makes us the employer of choice?

  1. Culture – The 5R Honey-Bee epitomises the hardworking groups of team players within FiveRivers, while 5R Peatland demonstrates the sustainability that is central to our core. Finally, the 5R Beaver denotes our constant journey to identify and deliver environmental improvements. In essence, we at FiveRivers are friendly, collaborative and passionate in all that we do.
  2. Flexible working – We recognise that change is constantly afoot, and as the world moves forward, so do we. We have a variety of different employment contracts to accommodate our employee’s varying needs to be more inclusive and wider-reaching.
  3. Annual leave allowance – We promote and support a healthy work-life balance and, as such, we offer all of our employees 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays. We also have a ‘time off in lieu policy’ to allow for overtime worked to be given back.
  1. Training & development – Training and development is heavily promoted within each department to support training that is both required to deliver our projects and support the personal development of our employees. Additionally, we host and run regular Lunch and Learn sessions to share the latest industry information and other interesting topics, as well as having an internal mentoring scheme to share knowledge from our technical experts.
  2. Mental health awareness & support – Wellbeing and health support: We offer benefits to support our employee’s health from a pocket GP to money back for eye care, dentist, and professional therapies to name a few. We offer an employee assistance program for all things mental health, relationship advice and more. We have financial planning support via Maji as well, inhouse mental health first aiders and employee forums for sharing information and getting support, so we really have got you covered!
Testimonials

What happens when
you join FiveRivers?

“FiveRivers provides something unique in the field of environmental contacting. Although we are still a growing company, we have strong relationships with key industry players and are afforded the opportunity to work on a wide variety of interesting schemes.

We also have the flexibility to react quickly to opportunities and make our own decision, supporting clients to get more out of their projects than was originally scroped.”

Chris French
Environmental Consultant

“I started working for FiveRivers early in 2022, I received a warm and friendly welcome from the whole company, which helped me settle in straight away.

One of the first things I noticed was the shared goals and passions of the team here at FiveRivers, everybody loves the environment and being able to make a positive contribution to the world around us.”

Sarah-Jayne Squires
Design Project Manager

“I have been working for FiveRivers for just over a year and am still learning new skills within the construction team.

Working in a diverse range of habitats has also improved my wildlife knowledge.”

Daniel Sturgess
Site Operative

“FiveRivers is more than a job, they are my extended family! Having joined as an administrator 4 years ago, I feel very lucky to have worked hard and become CIPD qualified as an HR professional. I love being part of an organization that develops its people and practices constantly to strengthen the team and business as well as working somewhere that gives back to the environment. Our values align and I am excited for the future of FiveRivers.”

Gina Suddaby
HR Manager

“FiveRivers has a great work ethos, all teams are made up of individuals with a wealth of knowledge and experience to work collaboratively together….

No two days are the same and we are at the forefront of striving for improved environmental solutions; what’s not to love!”

Lucy McMeekin
Finance Assistant

It’s in our nature

Nurturing environmental careers for 25 years.

Five Rivers Environmental Contracting is a leading industry specialist in the consultation, design, and implementation of ecological and environmental solutions. With over 25 years of working with nature, our expertise encompasses terrestrial and aquatic habitats with a specific passion for rivers and wetlands.

The company has expanded rapidly over the last 3 years, increasing by 50% since 2019 and with that growth has come a huge development in how we do business internally. Each department works collaboratively to deliver business objectives and to meet the business plan.

Our people are our most important asset, and we understand the importance of staff growth, which is why we have a programs in place (such as apprenticeships, graduate schemes, manager training and leadership development) to cover all levels within the business. We partner with our departments across the business to work out what their development goals are and how to get them there. We also know that one size doesn’t fit all, so we work to develop bespoke programs to suit different needs. We provide up-to-date and relevant policies and processes to support the growth of the business and have a no-nonsense approach to what we in HR deliver.

We also like to have fun! We host annual events, monthly staff competitions, virtual coffee mornings and have a sports and social club to get our remote workforce connected and active!

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Our values
FiveRivers (5R) values: Hard working and focused towards a common goal

Honeybee

Hard working and focused
towards a common goal.

How we live the value
  • Communicate effectively, respectfully and work collaboratively with each other.
  • Support fellow colleagues and embrace positive change.
  • Work smart to foster a positive work-life ethos.
FiveRivers (5R) values: To create a low-carbon, sustainable and diverse future

Peatland

Creating a low-carbon,
sustainable & diverse future.

How we live the value
  • Reduce our greenhouse gas emissions across company activities.
  • Use resources wisely and efficiently.
  • Use an ethical and sustainable supply chain.
Environmental improvements are hard-wired into FiveRivers’ DNA

Beaver

Environmental improvements
are hard-wired into our DNA.

How we live the value
  • Enhance our natural capital through enhanced biodiversity and restoration of natural processes.
  • Deliver and share ecological and environmental best practices across all that we do.
  • Strive to be at the forefront of environmental advancement through diligent design, implementation & monitoring.
  • Work with nature to deliver nature-based solutions.

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