Jobs & Volunteer Positions

See below for Paid Staff Positions  Rivers of the Fanns Project Manager & Thames21 INTCATCH Project Officers


Brent Catchment Partnership Development Manager

Thames21 are seeking an enthusiastic and committed person to join our team to develop and manage the Brent Catchment Partnership.

 This post is responsible for the strategic development, expansion and implementation of the Brent Catchment Partnership, including enabling the enhanced delivery of the four priority themes: –

  • Community Engagement and development of stakeholder groups
  • Project Development leading to delivery
  • Fundraising
  • Sharing information and bring people together; in a way of working that is catchment wide, cross boundary with multiple organisations.

The successful candidate will work across the Brent Catchment with partner organisations (particularly those who have funded the post), to develop, fundraise and enable delivery of agreed priority projects and themes in order to deliver a better environment for people and wildlife across the Brent Catchment.

Use the links below for full Job Description and an application form

This application  closes Tuesday 19th September 2017

Brent Catchment Partnership Development Manager F

T21 Application Form 2017

Volunteer Community Engagement Placement
Voluntary: Two days per week; reasonable travel and lunch expenses paid (receipts required)
Location: office based with time at events in south east London
Why we want you:
We love local waterways, and we know others do too!
We want to talk to local people through other local people to create a buzz around rivers. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual who will attend community events to talk with members of the public to raise awareness of and champion the benefits of healthy waterways across London.
What you

Closes Monday 11th September

use the link below for full details

2017_Sept_Vol Role Description_Community Engagement Placement Final

T21 Application Form 2017

Thames21 INTCATCH Project Officers

Salary:                  Part Time £21.000 – £23,000 per annum, pro rata

Contract length:    Fixed Term 12 months at 3 days per week – flexible hours

We are seeking enthusiastic and committed people to be our Thames21 INTCATCH project officers. You will be responsible for the delivery of this exciting Europe wide project in your catchment area.

The INTCATCH project ( is a multi-partner project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme. It aims to influence the monitoring and management of river and lake water quality to be fit for the period 2020-2050. This will be achieved by developing user friendly water quality monitoring tools, systems and strategies for use by community groups and NGOs, as well as experts. Technologies and tools developed by INTCATCH will include radio controlled and GPS guided boats fitted with sensors to collect real-time water quality data, DNA field test kits, cloud-based data storage, a water quality model, a decision support system and user-friendly apps and guidance. Thames21 is carrying out field trials of these technologies in four urban river study catchments in London: The Salmons Brook, the Hogsmill, the River Pinn and Thamesmead-Marsh Dykes.

The successful candidates, one per study catchment, will be working alone, with other project officers and with local communities to monitor their catchment with INTCATCH technologies to 1) identify pollutants, their entry points and concentration, 2) monitor wetlands and other treatment systems to demonstrate the effectiveness of the INTCATCH tools and 3) to provide assessment and feedback on ease of use of sensors and data interpretation apps, to maximise ease of use. Project officers will also assist in raising public awareness of urban water quality issues and INTCATCH within their study catchment by supporting groups of volunteers to conduct their own water quality investigations using INTCATCH tools.

use the links below for the full  Job Description and general details and then to access the Thames21 application form. The closing date is 5pm Friday 8th September 2017.

INTCATCH Project officer 2017 job description FINAL

T21 Application Form 2017


Rivers of the Fanns Project Manager;

Part Time , (28 hours per week)

Fixed term contract – 2 years (possibilities for extensions to hours and contract)

We require an enthusiastic and committed individual to join the Thames21 staff team for this exciting opportunity to work with the Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme and partners to develop and deliver two wetland and river restoration projects on the Beam and Ingrebourne in Havering and Essex. These projects will restore 3km of river and create 6ha of wetlands as well as controlling invasive species, and will engage and empower local communities.

Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership aims to deliver a 5 year programme to discover, celebrate and restore one of the last remaining landscapes of London as it once was. Located on the edge of east London and south-west Essex this exciting new project will build on the landscape regeneration story of Thames Chase Community Forest established in 1990. Through delivery of 26 individual projects, the Land of the Fanns Scheme aims to develop a renewed understanding and appreciation of the local landscape, revealing its hidden treasures of natural, geological, built and archaeological heritage to a wider audience. Our ultimate goal is that our partners and communities will be better placed to champion it long after the scheme

use the links below for the full  Job Description and general details and then to access the Thames21 application form. The closing date is Wednesday 6th September 2017.

JD Rivers of the Fanns Project Manager

T21 Application Form 2017