London Waterkeeper

Defending rivers. Challenging polluters.

kickstart River Projects Coordinator

Hours: Full time

Closing date: 29th December 2021

Location: Peckham, London, SE15 3SN

Job type: 6 months

Job reference: V0000353186

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To apply for this job you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

London Waterkeeper is a charity campaigning to protect rivers and challenge those that pollute them. We want to increase our influence and effectiveness. Working with our CEO Theo Thomas to further develop the strategy for our ‘Drain Shame’ campaign. You will help organise a network of local groups across London. You will assist with communications, volunteer coordination and support.

You will also work on our ‘A Thames Fit To Swim’ campaign. This will include mobilising members of the public to complain to Thames Water when their sewers overflow. This will help keep the pressure on all relevant authorities to reduce sewer overflows.

Part of the role will be to widen the network of organisations we work with so the tactics can be used to put pressure on other water companies across the UK. You will help strengthen our network of people seeking to make change happen. The postholder will also help plan and promote events. These include a series of paddleboard clean ups on the River Thames in 2022.

This job will allow you to be part researcher, detective, journalist, scientist and administrator. All to defend London’s rivers and stand with those that are already championing them!

Day to day the role will see you:

  • Working with the CEO on our social media and newsletters
  • Managing supporter databases
  • Assisting the CEO and Board of Trustees with funding applications
  • Responding to requests from our volunteers and providing regular updates on campaign achievements

Skills and experience:

Administrative skills and experience with office technology including the Microsoft Office tools: Word, Excel etc.

Verbal and written communication skills

An understanding of current environmental issues

An ability to understand environmental science

Person specification:

Well organised

A passion to protect nature and increase people’s enjoyment of it

Ability to learn new technologies where appropriate

Enjoys talking to people and responding to requests

A good lateral thinker

Prepared to take the initiative and manage your own workload

Working hours:

35 hours per week. Flexible working is possible. Occasional weekend working. Hourly rate £10.85, London Living Wage.

Additional employability support:

London Waterkeeper specific training will be provided by the CEO Theo Thomas. If there is a need for additional training or support this will be identified with the postholder and an appropriate training provider selected. The postholder will gain a detailed understanding of how to create a campaign. This will include the development of communication materials needed for its delivery and how deployed. Skills that will be enhanced include networking, volunteer management, social media use for campaigns, research and investigation. Writing skills will also be boosted.

Also included: Developing and tailoring a CV. Writing a cover letter. Writing a personal statement and interview skills.

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