After leaving university Matt started his career in environmental conservation on the nature reserves team at the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust delivering community engagement events. Following this, he worked for the River Stewardship Company delivering environmental contracts and community work days allowing him to acquire the necessary skills for waterway management.
Matt joined the trust as a ‘Project Assistant’ for the delivery of Living Heritage of the River Don Project, engaging the community with the fish pass capital works bringing ‘salmon to Sheffield’. After which taking the position as ‘Catchment Officer’ for the Hidden Heritage Secret Streams project delivering practical NFM and river clean-up volunteer days.
Matt has now continued on to becoming ‘Fishery Habitat Officer’ for the trust which will see him leading on fish passage projects, improving in-channel river habitat and engaging landowners and the public with the Don’s wild fishery.