Jobs & Volunteer Positions

We are currently recruiting for a

Corporate Volunteering Officer

Salary:                  £24 000 – £30 000  

Contract length: Fixed term Contract 12 Months, Full Time 35 Hour a week.

Location:              Walbrook Warf Office, Upper Thames Street, London EC4R 3TD Responsible to:   Fundraising Manager

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

We’re looking for someone who loves rivers as much as we do, to work with corporates and help them to better understand what we do and why, in order to increase their levels of support for our work. If you’re  an outgoing, motivated, enthusiastic, articulate and commercially aware team member who is not afraid to be fully hands-on, to prospect for business, book, plan, lead and deliver a wide range of corporate volunteering activities on the tidal Thames and its tributaries, we want to hear from you! This post reports to the Fundraising Manager and the postholder will liaise with Thames21 staff; Thames21 Events Support staff and contractors; CSR, volunteering and other personnel in medium-sized and major corporates; and relevant local authorities, Port of London Authority, and others.


  • A degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject.
  • Experience of managing and delivering volunteer activities in outdoor settings.
  • A good knowledge of rivers and local environmental quality issues.
  • Experience and understanding of corporate structures
  • Drive, initiative, and problem-solving skills
  • Commercial awareness and excellent administrative and organisational skills.
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Competence with MS Word & Excel and experience of a CRM for communication and data analysis.

Closing date for completed application forms:  Wednesday 15th January 2020.

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 22nd January 2020

Please use the links below for the full job description and our application form.

Corporate Volunteering Officer 2019 JD

T21 Job application Form 2019


We have the following volunteer opportunities:

  • Training Support Volunteer – Bow Locks Office and Central London

Role type:  Voluntary – travel and lunch expenses paid

Hours:        1 day per week – flexible hours, optional weekend days

Duration:  3 months minimum

Responsible to: Training Officer

Location:     The Lock Office, Bow Locks, Navigation Road (off Gillender Street), LONDON E3 3JY [please note this is subject to change]

What the role includes:

  • Assisting the preparation of training materials, assessing trainee assignments and providing feedback
  • Assisting training delivery including delivering activities with groups
  • Taking part in site visits for training activities and events
  • Composing and distributing monthly EST (Event Support Team) newsletter, scheduling EST members for events and communicating with EST’s
  • Promoting the training programme including contributing to training page of website, use of social media, developing other ways to reach new trainees and support/retain existing ones.

What you can gain from this opportunity:

  • Gain knowledge about training and community engagement in the environmental and voluntary sector
  • Gain valuable skills and experience for your CV.
  • Develop understanding about London’s waterways, the issues faced by urban rivers and related sustainability challenges.
  • Put your learning into practice in a safe and supported environment.
  • Be part of a successful and dynamic environmental charity
  • Be part of a lively and committed team of staff, volunteers and community groups.
  • Make a real difference to the health of London’s waterways.

These lists are not exhaustive. Please follow this link for further details of this role and how to apply.

Closing date: Thursday 13th February, 9am


  • Environmental Education Volunteer – Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre

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.

Environmental Education Volunteer Description