Evidence Programme Manager


London, with hybrid working
£40,000 - £45,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: water & hydrology, environmental management, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 29th July 2024   6 days left

Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Contract length: Permanent
Location: Thames21’s main office at the Guildhall, City of London; but we also offer hybrid working
Responsible to: Assistant Head of Improving Rivers / Head of Improving Rivers

About Thames21

Thames21 is a leading environmental charity, working across London and the Thames Basin to deliver high-impact nature-based solutions to the climate and biodiversity crisis through restoring rivers, whilst also connecting communities to their local green-blue spaces and inspiring long-term stewardship of them. 

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 develop and deliver all aspects of the Evidence Programme – from supervision of the Evidence Team to development and funding of projects and expanding the scope of the Evidence Program in line with Thames21’s 5-year plan.

Projects are centred on all forms of evidence – from technical and specialist (real time probes and development of models) to citizen science (biological, chemical and geomorphological data) – to inform and drive catchment decision making, including installation of nature-based treatment systems to mitigate pollution. Projects vary from local and national scale to international collaborations. Work is based in London, the Thames Basin and occasionally more widely in the UK and internationally.

Additional requirements may include supporting other Thames21 projects and funding applications, as the need arises.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

You will oversee and manage delivery of diverse Evidence Team projects. You will also develop your team’s scope, strategy and action plan in order to grow the team to deliver 5-year plan targets work closely with expert (e.g. statutory bodies, authorities, NGOs and academics) and non-expert (e.g. community groups and volunteers) stakeholders to develop, fund and deliver projects within the Evidence Programme and oversee their management. You will also work closely with the Assistant Head of Improving Rivers and other members of the Thames21 team to develop funding applications and steer the direction of the Evidence Programme.

Tasks will include:

  • Development and delivery of projects through the Evidence Programme on the themes of water quality, quantity, identification of suitable nature-based treatment solutions and their functioning after installation, landscape recovery and climate resilience.
  • Managing project and programme budgets
  • Management and Development of the Evidence Team – deadlines, appraisals, personal development, recruitment etc
  • Working with specialist equipment (sondes, models and software both commercially available and in the research phase), lab samples and citizen science techniques and methods to generate evidence around issues and solutions.
  • Working with the Assistant Head of Improving Rivers, other Thames21 teams and external partners to expand and develop the Evidence Programme in line with the 5-year plan through funding applications and networking.
  • Work outside in a riverside environment in a variety of weathers – alone, with team members, volunteers and professionals.

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.

Closing date: 5pm 29th July 2024.

Interviews 5th August 2024 (subject to change)


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