Jobs & Volunteer Positions

We have the following Job opportunity:

Administration Officer

Salary £21,000 – £25,000 per annum

Full time – Permanent

Location – London EC4

At present Thames21 has 30 staff members, some of whom are based in our main office close to Cannon Street Station, others are based in our Bow Lock Office, in the heart of East London, others are home based and work in the heart of local communities. Thames21 also provides Schools Education at the Welsh Harp Environment Centre.

The Administration Officer is the ‘lynchpin’ who ensures the smooth running and administration of the charity and its offices.  We require an enthusiastic, organised and committed individual to undertake this important role providing administrative support for our busy team.

Applicants should have:

  • Relevant qualification or relevant experience.
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes and the ability to produce documents in a professional manner.
  • Basic knowledge of accounting systems.
  • Ability to service and facilitate meetings; organise, provide papers, take and distribute minutes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of people – staff, Trustees and personnel of other member organisations.
  • Organised and planned approach to filing and record keeping.
  • Be able to working on own initiative with the ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Understanding the importance of and adherence to deadlines, punctuality and time management.
  • Comfortable and conversant with computers, mobile phones and related technology.

Deadline for completed application forms:  Monday 22nd January 2018 Interviews will be held: week commencing  Monday 29th January.

Click on the links below for further details, full Job Description and our application form.

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T21 Application Form 2017



We have the following Volunteer opportunities at our 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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