Jobs & Volunteer Positions

We have the following Job opportunities:

Thamesmead and River Cray Project Officer

 Salary:  £22,000 – £26,000 per annum

Full time: 35hrs per week Contract length: fixed term 1 year

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.

Thames21 is a vibrant and growing organisation employing 28 staff, with projects that are located across Greater London and has offices in Central and East London.  This is an opportunity for you to join our dynamic Team.

We require an enthusiastic and committed individual to coordinate the delivery of Thames21 activities within the Cray Catchment and the Marsh Dyke Catchment in Bexley; Particular emphasis will be on the Thamesmead Crossway Canal Enhancement & Engagement Project. It will bring together stakeholders at a local level to develop and deliver this and other projects in the area as part of a team with Thames21 staff, volunteers and other partner groups. Thames21 works with local groups and organisations to develop the Marsh Dykes Catchment Improvement Plan and deliver the objectives of the Cray Catchment Plan.

Your main objectives will be to:

  • Deliver the Thamesmead Crossway Canal Enhancement & Engagement Project working with Peabody Canal Officer and the Thamesmead Canal and River Cray Assistant Project Officer.
  • Coordinate work sessions in support of the delivery of the projects.
  • Direct the work of the Thamesmead Canal and River Cray Assistant Project Officer to ensure project objectives are met.
  • Coordinate other volunteer work on the wider river Cray.
  • Develop the Marsh Dykes Catchment Improvement Plan with local partners.
  • Engage and recruit local communities in practical volunteering activity.

Please use the links below for further information and to access our application form

Thamesmead Cray Officer JD 2018

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Deadline for completed application forms: Noon, Friday 16th February, 2018

Interviews will be held on: Wednesday 28th February, 2018



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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