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Evidence Project Coordinator

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. 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 othersMeasure 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 modelsRecruit and support communities to work with water quality models to identify opportunities for nature-based treatment solutions to mitigate pollutionWork with project partners to oversee the continued development of an existing road runoff risk modelCare for and monitor freshwater mussels and assess their capacity to treat polluted waterRoutine care of probes, water testing kits and other field equipmentData analysis, visualisation and presentation of results to a range of professional and volunteer stakeholdersSupport other projects /​members of the Evidence Team as required through carrying out surveys and monitoring This role is ideal for those who:Enjoy working with dataEnjoy working with project partners and other key stakeholdersAre comfortable working with ambiguity and be happy to research for answers to questionsAre comfortable working in a flexible role, where change happens and being able flex with changeAre comfortable to work across multiple projectsAre comfortable working at speedAre happy to work in a role which comprises both desk work and field workAre happy working outside in a waterside environment in a variety of weathers – alone, with team members, volunteers and professionals For a more detailed breakdown of the role, please download the attached job advert. Additional InformationThe post holder must be willing to occasionally work in the evening and at weekends.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.Thames21 have an Auto Enrol’ Workplace Pension Scheme with NEST.24/7 access to our employee assistance programme.Laptop & Mobile phone for company use. Closing date for applications is 5pm Wednesday 29th May 2024 Interview dates: 5th and 6th June 2024 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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