Evidence Project Coordinator


London / Hybrid
£35,000 - £37,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract


Sectors: water & hydrology, environmental management

Closing date: Wednesday, 29th May 2024  

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, visualisation 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 job description.

Please email your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

We appreciate the time you will have taken to apply to this role, and we do appreciate that it is disconcerting when you don’t hear back from a role you have applied for. However, due to the high number of applications we expect to receive, we are unable respond to or give feedback on individual applications, but we do want to be able manage expectations. Therefore, if you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

For more information on Thames21, please visit our website at www.thames21.org.uk.

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