Training Programme Support Volunteer



Volunteer • Part Time Poppy Flint

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 6th May 2019  

Training Programme Support Volunteer

Voluntary – travel and lunch expenses paid

1 day per week - flexible hours, optional weekend days

3 months minimum

Thames21 is the leading waterway charity in London. The charity is a vibrant and growing organisation with over 20 staff. We have offices in central, west and east London, as well as run ongoing projects all across Greater London. This small, dynamic charity has an opportunity for a vital voluntary member of the team.

Following the growth and successes of Thames21’s Training Programme, we are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual who will support the Training Officer in developing the programme to continue to meet the needs of learners.

Your role will include:

  • Assisting the preparation of training materials, assessing trainee assignments and providing feedback
  • Assisting training delivery including delivering activities with groups
  • Taking part in site visits for training activities and events
  • Responding to training enquiries, updating the trainee database, monitoring trainee progress and communicating with trainees
  • Composing and distributing monthly EST (Event Support Team) newsletter, scheduling EST members for events and communicating with EST’s
  • Promoting the training programme including contributing to training page of website, use of social media, developing other ways to reach new trainees and support/retain existing ones.
  • Collating data and information towards internal and external reports.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain knowledge about training and community engagement in the environmental and voluntary sector
  • Gain experience in group facilitation and life-long learning
  • Gain valuable skills and experience for your CV.
  • Develop understanding about London’s waterways, the issues faced by urban rivers and related sustainability challenges.
  • Learn database skills and funding reporting.
  • Acquire marketing, social media and administration skills.
  • Put your learning into practice in a safe and supported environment.
  • Be part of a successful and dynamic environmental charity
  • Be part of a lively and committed team of staff, volunteers and community groups.
  • Make a real difference to the health of London’s waterways.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter, stating why you would like to apply for the position and what you feel you could bring to the role to: by 9am Tuesday 7th May, 2019

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 14th May at Thames21 Bow Locks office, E3 3JY
There will be the opportunity to work at the Walbrook Wharf office, EC4R 3TD and out on site once established in the role.

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