Jobs & Volunteer Positions

We are recruiting for the following position:

Outdoor Learning Officer Headstone Manor Park

 Salary:                  £26000 – £28000 per annum 35 hours per week Full Time

Contract length:    Fixed term contract for 3 years

Location:               Headstone Manor Park, Headstone Recreation Ground, Pinner View, Harrow, HA2 6PX

Thames21 is the leading environmental charity for London’s waterways.  We reconnect people to nature by helping them enjoy, protect and enhance their local rivers. We improve and restore rivers, educate and empower the community, and campaign for positive change for the good of people and the environment. This small, dynamic charity is recruiting for a key member of the team.

We are looking for a keen, flexible and self-motivated individual to deliver in partnership with Harrow Council, community volunteering and education activities in Headstone Manor Park, and Museum & Manor. The Outdoor and Learning Officer will plan and deliver community engagement activities to ensure the development of a sustainable volunteering programme. They will also develop and deliver an outdoor education programme for the park, and wildlife themed activities to complement the museum’s education programme.

This role will run in parallel with HLF Parks for People landscaping works being delivered by Harrow Council. This work aims to improve local water quality, reduce flash flooding, and create new habitats around Headstone Manor Park.

Closing date for completed application forms:  Wednesday 26th September 2018

Interviews are scheduled for: Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Completed application forms (we do not accept CVs)

email to:

post to: Michael Heath, Personnel Manager, Thames21, Walbrook Wharf, 78-83 Upper Thames Street, London EC4R 3TD

Please use the links below to access the Full Job description and our Job application form

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We have the following volunteer opportunities:

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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