Vacancies

Join our small, vital team to enhance the work of the Thames Chase Trust

Vacancies

Job descriptions to download on the right hand side of the page. Unless otherwise stated, all roles are based at the Thames Chase Forest Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane, Upminster, RM14 3NS.

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Fundraising Officer (Part-time, including home and remote working)

Salary: £10,800 per year (15 hours per week - 0.4 full time equivalent)

Application deadline: 13 October 2019

Start date: From October 2019

Reporting to: The Board of Trustees, Thames Chase Trust

The role

To enable us to further and broaden our work, we are seeking an experienced Fundraising Officer to help grow the Trust’s voluntary income. This is a key role at the Trust and the post holder will have the opportunity to use their existing experience and skills to really shape the fundraising activities of the Community Forest.

Person Specification

  • Specific experience of fundraising in the Not for Profit (NFP) sector with solid record of achievement
  • Proficient in handling bid applications, both large and small scale.
  • Ability to create new ideas and initiatives to establish and secure new sources of funding.

To apply, email a CV and covering letter to Mary Wright.

Full Fundraising Officer description can be downloaded here.

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Engagement and Social Media Officer (Part-time)

Salary: £16,200 (22.5 hours per week - 0.6 full time equivalent)

Application deadline: 13 October 2019

Start date: From October 2019

Reporting to: The Board of Trustees, Thames Chase Trust

The role

To enable us to further market our presence and our activities, , we are seeking an Engagement & Social Media Officer.  This is a key role and the post holder will have the opportunity to use their existing experience and skills to really shape the engagement activities of the Community Forest. This is not ‘just’ an office job. The successful applicant will be just as comfortable rolling up their sleeves and helping out onsite at events as they will be at delivering community marketing campaigns.

Working at the Thames Chase Trust’s busy Visitor Centre, the post holder will need to support trustees, the small staff team and volunteers to:

  • Deliver the stretching ambitions for the Thames Chase Trust through managing the digital and media operations, its presentation and maintenance and with accountability for key outcomes relating to interpretation and publicity of the Community Forest
  • Maximise the influence and reputation of the Thames Chase Trust by raising its profile in the media, the local community and other environmental groups.
  • Ensure that Thames Chase projects have maximum opportunities for business growth through the introduction of new initiatives, effective publicity and marketing campaigns and associated events and function.

Use the Visitor Centre as the information hub for the Community Forest and the work of the Thames Chase Trust and to promote the objectives of the Thames Chase Plan.

Person Specification

  • Competency in managing websites and in using various forms of digital media to help successfully develop stakeholder engagement and e-fundraising.
  • Create ideas and initiatives then present and implement them.
  • All-rounder type attitude and team player ethic in having the ability to contribute in other areas.

To apply, email a CV and covering letter to Mary Wright.

Full Fundraising Officer description can be downloaded here.

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Community Tree Nursery and Engagement Officer (Part-time)

Salary: £12,900 (22.5 hours per week - 0.6 full time equivalent)

Application deadline: 13 October 2019

Start date: From October 2019

Reporting to: Trustee with overall responsibility for the Forest Centre

Responsible for: Community Tree Nursery volunteers

The role

The Thames Chase Trust has worked in partnership with the Land of the Fanns project to secure vital support funding to refresh the existing Community Tree Nursery and engage the local community in creating a resource that will remain for the future. The Thames Chase Trust is committed to the Community Tree Nursery project and is seeking an enthusiastic environmentalist who has the energy and drive to take forward this exciting new chapter for the nursery.

The Thames Chase Community Tree Nursery has been at the heart of the Thames Chase Community Forest since its inception in 1990 and is a key project in the Thames Chase Plan. Since this time, the existing nursery has provided new trees for many planting schemes across the area; engaged the local community in collecting seeds from local trees and hedgerows; hosted conservation volunteer project days; and educated children from local schools and youth groups.

To apply for this role, email a CV and covering letter to Mary Wright.

Full Community Tree Nursery and Engagement Officer role profile can be downloaded here.

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Environmental Education Assistant

Start Date: ASAP
Reporting To: The Board of Trustees
Contract Type: Zero hours
Expected commitment: Up to 20hours per school term [Including some early evenings]
Pay: Hourly rate (To be determined)

Job Summary

To provide educational opportunities for Schools and youth groups.

The role will include liaising with schools and youth groups to prepare and provide daytime or early evening activities at the Forest Centre or elsewhere in the Community Forest.

To apply, email a CV and covering letter to mary.wright@thameschase.org.uk 

(This role is being newly-recruited for in summer 2019)

Volunteering

In the last 25 years Thames Chase Community Forest has planted over 2 million trees and provided 48 varied sites improving the distinctive historic landscape both for people and for wildlife. Much of this has been achieved with the support of local people through volunteering and in the past 5 years, it has been lead by the Thames Chase Trust almost entirely through dedicated volunteers.

Now with new and exciting challenges ahead, we need to expand our volunteer teams. The Forest and the Forest Centre have fresh opportunities for those who are looking to make a difference to our environment and enjoy the rewards of using skills in fresh ways.

Would you like to help make a difference to our environment and the rich variety of landscapes available to all who live in local communities ? We do need your help.

Opportunities include –

  • Conservation work throughout the Forest
  • Developing and managing a busy visitor centre and grounds
  • Producing a wide range of events
  • Promoting the work of the Forest and the Thames Chase Plan
  • Supporting a range of projects

 Volunteering brings many rewards -

  • meeting others with similar interests by working as a team in a friendly environment
  • utilizing your unique skills on worthwhile projects
  • working for the benefit of the local community
  • working indoors or outdoors
  • helping to create a safe, attractive and welcoming environment for others
  • leaving a legacy for the future
  • increasing your life experiences

For more information contact the Visitor Centre on 01708 642970 or email enquiries@thameschase.org.uk  

 

Thames Chase Cafe

Staff wanted for weekends and holidays.
For more information call:
01708 227779


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