Jobs & Volunteer Positions

We are recruiting for the following positions:

Job Title:                   River Restoration Project Manager

Salary:                    Band £28,000 -£31,000 per annum, (35 hours per week)

Contract length:     Fixed term contract – for 1 year

Location:                Thames21 Bow Locks Office, Bromley by Bow, E3

Purpose of the Job 

Thames21 is offering a rare opportunity for an experienced project manager to lead the implementation and development of an established river restoration programme.If you have a track record in delivering river restoration and/or habitat improvement projects, working with consultants and contractors and in partnership with multiple public and private partners we would be interested in hearing from you. You will be technically strong and adept at managing complex budgets and reporting to funders. You will have confidence and credibility, and be able to engage and influence a variety of stakeholders.

This role is a key position to implementing a wide range of programmes throughout Thames21’s Improving Rivers Portfolio and developing this portfolio to significantly improve the rivers and catchments we work on. This work will include working with a range of partners specific to projects and associated agreement.

Please use the links below for the full Job Description and our Job Application Form:

River Restoration Project Manager JD

T21 Job application Form 2019


Freelance Centre Assistant – Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre

Salary: £11 per hour  Job type: Self-employed / Contractor – Engagement period: Minimum 2 hour bookings as required

Location: Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre, Birchen Grove, London, NW9 8RY
Responsible to: Education Team Leader

Purpose of the job The Freelance Centre Assistant will have responsibility for opening and closing the Welsh Harp Environmental Education Centre during venue hire bookings, and preparing and maintaining education resources
Please use the link below for Further details and how to apply.

Thames21 WHEEC_Freelance Centre Assistant_V01


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.

Environmental Education Volunteer Description


Welsh Harp Centre Gardening 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 and shears. This will include trimming brambles and pulling stinging nettles. Tools and boots provided.
  • Occasionally help the Education Officer with preparing for upcoming school sessions and tidying up after sessions.

 Please use the link below for further details of this role and how to apply. Closing date open.

Welsh Harp Centre Gardening Volunteer Description