Jobs & Volunteer Positions

We have the following Job opportunities:

Salmons Brook Natural Flood Management Officer

£27,000 – £30,000 per annum, 35 hours per week

Contract length:     4 Years

Location:               Bow Lock Office, Bromley by Bow, E3 3JY and potentially occasionally working from Enfield Council’s Offices.

Responsible to:      Senior Programme Manager – Improving Rivers

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic person to join the Thames21 team as our Salmons Brook Natural Flood Management Officer. You will be working closely with: Enfield Council, Environment Agency and Brunel University, to develop and deliver natural flood management in the upper reaches of the Salmons Brook catchment, a tributary of the Lea. The catchment includes a range of land uses include arable and park land in the form of Trent Country Park. A key element of this job will be developing and delivering co-designed and co-owned Natural Flood Management features throughout the landscape. The interventions the post-holder will deliver on the ground will be part of a network feeding into the National Natural Flood Management evidence base, so this is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of NFM research and delivery in the UK. This post will receive support from a range of partners including a PhD based at Brunel University which will be modelling and monitoring the interventions helping to provide further evidence regarding the success of the project.

Please use the links below for the Full Job Description and our Application Form

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Deadline for completed application forms: Noon, Friday 11th May  2018

Interviews to be scheduled wc 21st May 2018.



We have the following Volunteer opportunities:

London Rivers Week Volunteer Coordinator

Location: Walbrook Wharf, 78-83 Upper Thames Street, London, EC4R 3TD

Ideal commitment is up to 3 days a week

Contract Length: 6-8 weeks from early May 2018 until 2 July 2018.

Responsible to: Chris Coode, Deputy Chief Executive, and Kirsten Downer, Communications and Campaigns Coordinator

Why we want you: This is a unique opportunity to join the Thames21 team as it builds momentum towards one of the fastest growing environmental campaigns in the capital: London Rivers Week.

London’s rivers are often peaceful, natural places, where we can escape city life. They are havens where we can relax by the water, watch swans nesting or if we’re lucky, spot a flash of blue as one of Britain’s most beautiful birds, a kingfisher,  speeds across the water.

London Rivers Week aims to inspire people to take pride in our waterways, understand the challenges they face and come together to create a healthy future for our rivers. It is a chance to celebrate the capital’s many rivers, and all the work going on to rewild and restore them. Londoners all across the city are helping reclaim, rescue and restore our rivers and we want you to join them!

Thames21 is looking for a volunteer who can donate their experience and time to assisting in the preparation and delivery of London Rivers Week, which takes place in the capital from Saturday 23 June – Sunday 1 July 2018.

The volunteer will be required to:

Support our team to ensure the successful delivery of London Rivers Week 2018 launch event:  

  • Ensure deadlines are met by liaising with Thames21 staff and London Rivers Week partners
  • Secure event permission
  • Request, chase and check partner risk assessments and create general event risk assessment
  • Plan Thames21 presence at the launch event through stall(s) activities, kit and location
  • Create and put up event posters
  • Determine and manage resources for the event
  • Create list of stakeholders and community groups to invite and inviting them as per Thames21 branding
  • Confirm times and details of activities and create timetable for the day
  • Share logistics and location details to all participants of the launch event
  • Ensure all event listings from partners are up-to-date on the Thames21 website
  • Contribute ideas and prepare social media posts to advertise the campaign week

Lead on the delivery of key launch and pre-launch tasks:

  • Engaging and liaising with artists/archaeologists/wellbeing practitioners
  • Organising delivery of education/outreach tools and installation
  • Creating and curating list of items needed as part of Thames21 stall
  • Helping plan educational activities
  • Liaising with LRRG partners over stall contents
  • Overseeing the activities on offer to ensure a good variety of events at the launch and across the week

If you are interested, apply to Kirsten Downer. Closing date Friday 18th May, 2018


Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre:

Environmental Education Volunteer

Engagement Period:  During term time and holiday periods when there are bookings. Ideal minimum commitment is once per week for 3 months, open to discussion.

 Location: Welsh Harp Environmental Educational Centre, Birchen Grove, NW9 8RY

Responsible to:          Education Coordinator

What you will do:

  • Represent Thames21 positively and encourage attendees to take part in our activities.
  • Observe Thames21 educators deliver curriculum linked sessions that are designed to impart environmental knowledge in a lively and interactive manner.
  • Be willing to work outdoors for long periods of time in a variety of weather conditions.
  • Support Thames21 staff in delivery of sessions by setting up and packing up activities, interacting with pupils and preparing/managing resources.

Please use the link below for further details of this role and how to apply. Closing date open

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Welsh Harp Centre Volunteer

Location – Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre, Birchen Grove, NW9 8RY

Why we want you: We have an amazing local community space attended by thousands of school children each year which needs someone passionate about the environment and making this a great place for children and the community to visit. To do this we need the support of someone local to help us care for and nurture the site to keep it safe and running smoothly.

What you will do:

  • Undertake any small gardening jobs necessary to maintain the woodland pathways, teaching spaces and play area using hand tools such as secateurs. This will include trimming brambles and pulling stinging nettles. Tools and boots provided.
  • Help the Education Officer with preparing for upcoming school sessions and tidying up after sessions.
  • Help create resources for school and family sessions which includes jobs such as cutting, laminating, sorting, maybe a bit of research online (but not essential)!

 Please use the link below for further details of this role and how to apply. Closing date open

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