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Urbanwise.London are looking for an enthusiastic Greener Canalside and Learning Officer to lead volunteers in practical greening projects along our local canal and to work with schools and community groups, delivering environmental education sessions.

Greener Canalside and Learning Officer

| Urbanwise.London

Location: West London

Salary: £38,546

Full time: 35 Hours Per Week

Location: West London

Closing Date: Wednesday 10th April 2024 at 5pm


Job Description

1. To organise and lead practical volunteering sessions including building and maintaining new garden areas, litter picking and greening up of the canal towpath.

2. To organise and carry out environmental training courses for volunteers, local residents and community groups.

3. To devise, prepare and carry out environmental education sessions and after school clubs for groups from schools and other educational establishments.

4. To keep records of volunteering and education sessions, monitor progress and write evaluations and reports as required.

5. To contribute to Urbanwise.London’s Annual Report, publicity material and other publications, displays and exhibitions.

6. To help provide a liaison function between community groups, schools, local agencies, the Council and local individuals to help the Greener Canalside project and Urbanwise.London’s wider work


Selection Criteria:


The Board of Trustees is seeking someone who demonstrates the following:

1. Experience of leading volunteer groups on practical environmental projects in an urban setting.

2. Experience in or understanding of running climate change education sessions with community groups.

3. Experience in delivering education sessions eg. teaching in school, community education, environmental centre or college.

4. Ability to communicate and liaise with a wide range of people including individuals and groups, the Council, other voluntary organisations, schools and colleges and local


5. An understanding of the relevance of safeguarding, equality and diversity to the work of Urbanwise.London.


1. Experience of health and safety related to water

2. Experience of developing after school activities for children and young people

How To Apply

To apply for the role, send your CV with a covering letter (addressing the requirements within the job description and job specification) and the equality and diversity form to moya@urbanwise.London