Jobs & Volunteer Positions

We are recruiting for the following position:

Thames River Watch Volunteer Engagement Officer

Salary:                  £28,500 per annum pro rata

Contract length:    Until 30/06/19 (21 hrs per week) There is the potential to extend this with further fundraising

Location:               Walbrook Wharf, London, EC3R 3TD

Responsible to:     Thames River Watch Programme Coordinator

Thames River Watch is a citizen science project which aims to help people better understand the health of the tidal Thames. It was launched in 2014 and is the only project carrying out long term monitoring of litter on the Thames. The project currently has two active volunteer hubs – at Greenwich and Hammersmith where monthly litter surveys are carried out. Citizen science volunteers are actively involved in the project as Litter Monitoring Volunteers and Thames Ambassadors. All Thames River Watch data is used to communicate widely about the challenges that the Thames faces and to try to influence the behaviour of individuals, organisations and policy makers to make positive changes leading to a healthier river Thames.

We are looking for a keen, flexible and self-motivated individual to join our Thames River watch Team to organise and deliver: Outreach with engagement around our Community Hubs, Community Events at our community Hubs and as part of the Big Count. Recruit, train and develop teams of volunteers to support  Thames River Watch. To develop a new Community Hub at Battersea and support existing community hubs.

For the Full Job Description and our Job application form please use the Links below:

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The Closing date for completed application forms:  12 Noon Wednesday 21st November 2018

Interviews are scheduled for: Thursday 6th December 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


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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