River Cray and Thamesmead Project Officer


£27,000 - £30,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: water & hydrology, conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 23rd March 2018   4 days left

River Cray & Thamesmead & Project Officer

Salary: £27,000 - £30,000 per annum, 35 hours per week

Contract length: 12 months (possibility of renewal)

Location: Working from the Thames21 offices, in and around the River Cray and Thamesmead area, with the option for occasional home working

Responsible to: Senior Programmes Manager: Volunteering

Purpose of the job

To manage the strategic development of the programme and deliver river improvement and community engagement activities on the waterways in Thamesmead (Greenwich and Bexley) and the River Cray, in the borough of Bexley. This role, funded by Bexley Council, Peabody Housing and the Enovert Community Trust will work with community groups and partner organisations to improve the waterway environment and engage residents with the rivers through volunteering events including litter clean ups, habitat improvements, walks and improving public access to the rivers. This is a continuation of a programme that was launched in August 2016.

Main duties and responsibilities

  1. Strengthen the links and relationships between the local community, schools and businesses with the River Cray and Thamesmead canal system through practical engagement activities.
  2. Deliver a programme of supervised practical activities on the Thamesmead canal systems and the River Cray that engage local schools with their local waterway and provide opportunities to learn about environmental issues, citizenship and community responsibility.
  3. Improve access to the canal and river corridor through physical change and improve and increase the physical facilities to make for a better experience for the visiting public.
  4. Work closely with London Borough of Bexley, Peabody Housing and other local partners of the Thamesmead and Bexley based projects to encourage efficient working partnerships and secure all appropriate permissions and consents to deliver practical work on the waterways.
  5. Work with local partners and Thames21’s Fundraising Manager to identify and secure new funding sources in the catchments and develop new projects in support of Thames21 and Water Framework Directives.
  6. Working with the Thames21 Training Officer, establish a group of volunteers who are trained in Thames21’s modules to maintain local sites. Includes supporting existing volunteers and assist with building their capacity so groups become autonomous.
  7. Represent Thames21 at relevant local forums.
  8. Maintain clear records of progress, ensure all administration and statistical information is kept, and regularly upload information onto the Thames21 database.
  9. Regular co-ordination with Thames21’s Communications Team to ensure key milestones are recognised and volunteer opportunities are publicised.
  10. Attend Thames21 Team Meetings and liaise with Thames21 staff

Additional Information

  • 25 days paid annual leave are available pro rata plus public holidays. In addition, the Thames21 office is closed between Christmas and New Year.
  • Thames21 operate a flexitime system of working.
  • Interest free season ticket loan or bike loan is available
  • Childcare voucher scheme is available
  • Mobile phone for company use
  • Thames21 have an ‘Auto Enrol’ Work Place Pension Scheme with NEST
  • Healthcare scheme available (employee contribution only)
  • The postholder must be willing to travel sensibly throughout London and occasionally throughout the UK

Please visit our website for a job description and application form.

Deadline for completed application forms: noon, Friday 23rd March, 2018

Interviews will be held on: Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th March, 2018

Completed application forms should be emailed to: Michael.Heath@thames21.org.uk

Or posted to: Michael Heath, Personnel Manager, Thames21, Walbrook Wharf, 78-83 Upper Thames Street, London EC4R 3TD

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