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Job Description

EVIDENCE PROJECT COORDINATOR 

Salary: £35,000 – 37,000 full time

Contract length: 2 years with possibility of extension

Location: Thames21’s main office at the Guildhall, City of London; but we also offer hybrid working

Responsible to: Evidence Programme Manager

About Thames21:

Thames21 is an environmental charity putting healthy rivers at the heart of community life. Through environmental improvements, community engagement, education and advocacy we bring about effective and lasting change by working hand-in-hand with communities to deliver tangible and measurable improvements to our network of rivers.

Diversity at Thames21

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Thames21 is key to our success and as such we employ staff from a diverse range of backgrounds, this we feel is key in ensuring that everybody has an equal opportunity and is not treated differently or discriminated against because of their characteristics. We value the voices of our individual employees, and we strive to work in a collaborative, innovative balanced way. The postholder must actively support this.

Purpose of the job:

Your role is to lead delivery of various projects within the Evidence Program. Projects work closely with a variety of project partners and are focused on evidencing water quality pollution issues, identifying opportunities for pollution mitigation using nature-based treatment solutions and monitoring their effectiveness. You will develop models, work with existing models and data, take water samples, monitor existing treatment wetlands and working alongside the local community and citizen scientists in order to enhance the evidence base and drive solutions to pollution. This job would suit somebody with experience in the field of water quality or nature-based solutions who has some supervisory experience.

Main duties and responsibilities:
• Management and delivery of various projects – including constructing work plans, achieving project milestones, potentially managing/supervising others
• Measure the effectiveness of a variety of nature-based treatment systems through water sampling using a variety of techniques (citizen science, real-time sondes, water and biological samples)
• Work with local communities to evidence pollution issues through targeted water sampling campaigns to inform models
• Recruit and support communities to work with water quality models to identify opportunities for nature-based treatment solutions to mitigate pollution
• Work with project partners to oversee the continued development of an existing road runoff risk model
• Care for and monitor freshwater mussels and assess their capacity to treat polluted water
• Routine care of probes, water testing kits and other field equipment
• Data analysis, visualization and presentation of results to a range of professional and volunteer stakeholders
• Support other projects / members of the Evidence Team as required through carrying out surveys and monitoring

Other Duties
This job description cannot cover every issue or task that may arise within Thames21. At various times the post-holder will be directed to carry out other reasonable duties in support of other Thames21 activities that are consistent with those in this Job Description.

For more information and how to apply, please see the attached job description.

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HR OFFICER

Job Description

Salary: £30,000 PRO RATA £18,000 for 0.6FTE – 21 Hours per week

Contract length: 1 YEAR Fixed Term Contract

Location: Thames21’s main office at the Guildhall, City of London or at our Satellite Office in Bow; but we also offer hybrid working.

Responsible to: Head of HR

About Thames21:

Thames21 is an environmental charity putting healthy rivers at the heart of community life. Through environmental improvements, community engagement, education and advocacy we bring about effective and lasting change by working hand-in-hand with communities to deliver tangible and measurable improvements to our network of rivers.

Diversity at Thames21

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at Thames21 is key to our success and as such we employ staff from a diverse range of backgrounds, this we feel is key in ensuring that everybody has an equal opportunity and is not treated differently or discriminated against because of their characteristics. We value the voices of our individual employees, and we strive to work in a collaborative, innovative balanced way. The postholder must actively support this.

Purpose of the job:

This newly created HR Officer position will support the Head of HR in a busy HR function potential for a busy charity. The role will concentrate on the operational and administrative aspects of HR and will also act as a first line support to staff but will also provide administrative support to the Operations Manager. There will also be an opportunity for the HR Officer to get involved in project and research work.

This a part-time role of three days which can be worked in number of ways with either three full days or with less hours across four days, but you will be required to work at least two days in the office.

Main duties and responsibilities:

• Be the first point of contact for general HR queries
• Oversee the HR and recruitment inbox
• Drafting contracts and offer letters
• Produce and place job adverts
• Coordinate and arrange interviews and book meeting rooms
• Manage onboarding documentation for new joiners
• Manage both incoming and outgoing reference requests
• Manage the DBS checks and Safeguarding training systems
• Conduct right to work checks prior to employment
• Work with the Head of HR to ensure HR policies are updated when required
• Updating the Thames21 Org Chart
• Communicate any employment law updates
• Carry out research and other projects as required by the Head of HR
• Manage and maintain the HRIS (Breathe HR)
• Manage and maintain HR files on SharePoint
• Research, source and book training for staff as and when required
• Support the Operations Manager with any Health & Safety administrative tasks as required

Other Duties
This job description cannot cover every issue or task that may arise within Thames21. At various times the post-holder will be directed to carry out other reasonable duties in support of other Thames21 activities that are consistent with those in this Job Description.

For more information and how to apply, please read the attached job description. HR Officer 0524

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Chair 

Salary: Voluntary (Expenses Paid)

Location: Remote working, with in person attendance to quarterly meetings in person.

Liaison with: Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, Company Secretary, Senior Management Team.

Thames21 is an environmental charity dedicated to transforming the River Thames and its tributaries. Our goal is to build climate resilience and tackle the nature emergency across London and the Thames Basin. Thames21 is actively engaged in delivering healthier rivers using nature-based solutions to build climate resilience and biodiversity. We are working to develop, deliver and showcase innovative and sector-leading initiatives through increasingly extensive and influential networks and collaborations. As the impact of the climate emergency increases, our work has never been more needed or urgent.

We work hand-in-hand with communities, providing training and support for citizen scientists, engaging people in local river enhancement efforts, and advocating for action and long-term river stewardship at the community level. We bring awareness to the public of the vital role that rivers play in the natural environment and in providing adequate and clean water for people. Our pioneering approach has gained us international recognition from partners around the world.

Do you care passionately about tackling the impact of climate change and restoring biodiversity across London and the Thames Basin? Do you want to engage with communities, tackling inequalities and helping people to become climate aware and climate active? If the answer to both these questions is yes, then read on.

We’re looking for a dynamic Chair for our Board of Trustees to help take this fast-growing and ambitious charity to the next level.

Main duties and responsibilities:

The role involves ensuring good governance, advocating and networking for the organisation, supporting and challenging the CEO and Management Team, ensuring that the organisation’s growth is steady and sustainable, and motivating and managing the charity’s Trustees.

If you can operate effectively at a strategic level, with a good understanding of governance and risk, and want to help us deliver our vision for healthy rivers, we would like to hear from you.

Key Responsibilities:

• Provide leadership to the organisation and the board by ensuring that everyone remains focused on the delivery of the organisation’s charitable purposes.
• Support the growth and development of Thames21 to deliver on the aims and objectives of its 5-year plan that started in 2023.
• Support the fast-growing charity to plan and achieve ambitious but sustainable growth.
• Support the development of the charity’s current corporate governance arrangements to ensure that such arrangements remain fit for purpose.
• Chair and facilitate board meetings, giving direction to Board decision -making and ensuring that decisions taken at meetings are implemented.
• Build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, including staff and volunteers.
• Represent the organisation at events and meetings and act as a spokesperson as appropriate.
• Network on behalf of the organisation to connect with key influencers, partners and funders and bring them into the charity’s work.
• Lead the process of supporting and appraising the performance of the Chief Executive. The candidate will also sit on the Finance Management Sub-Committee & Fundraising Sub-Committee.
• Liaise with the Chief Executive and the wider management team to keep an overview of the charity’s progress and provide support as appropriate.
• Monitor potential risks and challenges facing the organisation, supporting the steps taken to mitigate them.
• Assist with the recruitment and development of Board members, fostering a diverse and inclusive Board.
• Set a supportive, positive and proactive culture at Board level, reflecting the Thames21 core values and encouraging Board members to actively contribute their skills and expertise to the organisation.

For more information and how to apply, please see the attached job description.CH02224

Closing date: 31st March 2024


Event Support Contractor: (Non-salaried & casual position)

Thames21 could not do all the work that we do without the help of our Event Support Contractors (ESC’s). ESC’s are employed by us on a temporary & casual basis – as and when needed for the events we run throughout the year.

Salary: £16.70 an hour

Location: Mostly within Greater London at any of our varied events.

Liaison with: Primarily the Corporate Volunteering Team, but also the River Restoration Team, as well as the Engagement & Learning Team.

Main duties and responsibilities: To provide ‘event support’ to Thames21 staff running a wide range of events, ranging from active river restoration, to community engagement events.

Requirements: Having completed a ‘Leading Action for Healthy Rivers‘ training, signing an agreement and having completed a trial shift.

For more information about the role, please read the following two pages:
Event Support Team – Thames21
Event Supporter Contractor (ESC) Spotlight on Samantha Dhedhi – Thames21

To join a Leading Action for Healthy Rivers training to qualify yourself for this role, please contact:
training@thames21.org.uk