Jobs & Volunteer Positions

Thames21 is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religious belief.

We are currently recruiting for the following staff position – 

  • Corporate Volunteering Officer 

We are looking for a Corporate Volunteering Officer

Salary:                 £24 500 – £30 000 depending on experience

Contract length: Fixed term Contract 12 Months, with potential for permanent contract after review

Location:              London-wide, base at Thames21 Office in Bow Locks

Responsible to:    Fundraising Manager

 Thames21 is an environmental charity putting healthy rivers at the heart of community life. Through environmental improvements, education, research and advocacy efforts, we inspire and influence effective and lasting change by working hand-in-hand with communities to deliver tangible and measurable improvements for urban rivers. | Registered Charity No. 1103997

The Corporate Volunteering Officer is a key part of Thames21’s team, working on the Thames and in river catchments throughout Greater London with corporate volunteer groups.

If you’re an outgoing, motivated, energetic, articulate, resilient and commercially aware individual who has hands-on experience of leading groups in outdoor environmental activities, and you want to prospect for business, book, plan, and lead a wide range of corporate volunteering activities on the tidal Thames and its tributaries, get in touch!

Hands-on experience, environmental knowledge, commercial awareness and good administrative skills are equally important. This is a physically demanding and fast-paced job which will suit an ambitious person who is early in their environmental career or someone who wishes to change direction. Training will be given in leading group activities outdoors on rivers. Thames21 is growing, so there is good potential for career progression and building a team. You will be joining an ambitious, fast-growing, supportive and passionately committed team.

This post reports to the Fundraising Manager and the post holder will liaise with Thames21 staff; Thames21 Events Support Contractors; CSR, volunteering and other personnel in medium-sized and major corporates; relevant local authorities, Port of London Authority, and others.

Thames21 wishes to reflect the diverse communities it serves and encourages applicants from all sections of the community. Because of the extensive travel involved, applications are invited from candidates who live within the Greater London area. Thames21 will only recruit within the stated salary band for this role.


  • Experience of managing and delivering volunteer activities in outdoor settings
  • A good knowledge of rivers and local environmental quality issues
  • Drive, initiative, and problem-solving skills
  • Commercial awareness and excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Ideally, some experience and understanding of corporate structures
  • Full clean driving licence and the confidence to drive a long wheelbase van around London
  • Competence with MS Word & Excel and experience of a CRM for communication and data analysis.

The Full Job Description for this  position can be found with this link. Corporate Volunteering Officer JD Nov 2021

To apply, send your CV with a covering letter highlighting how your skills and experience fit with this exciting role by email to by 5pm Friday 3 December. Please state your current salary, giving names of 2 referees to approach if your application is successful, and telling us whether you are a British citizen OR are an Overseas National with permission to work in the UK, stating what kind of permission you have if the latter.

 Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14 December.

 As a result of your application for employment with Thames21, personal information about you will be held. This information is covered by the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR. The information you provide will be used to process your application and monitor recruitment statistics only. This information will not be disclosed to third parties, unless the disclosure is required by law or the position for which you have applied is funded by a partner who will be involved in the interviewing process. If your application is successful it will form part of your employment record.

Thames21, City of London Guildhall Aldemanbury Street London ECV 2EJ.

Registered Charity no. 1103997

The following roles are currently under review with a potential for recruitment in the near future –

Training Officer and a Trusts & Foundations Fundraiser. For further information and to express an interest please e mail