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Freelance teaching vacancies

Freelance teacher wanted

Pay: £130 per full day / £80 per half day 

Location: West London 

We are seeking to recruit an experienced freelance educator to lead indoor and outdoor geography activities for schools on the Thames in London. You will be mostly working with KS2 pupils with occasional KS3/KS4 work. Most of the work will take place in West London at Chiswick, Kew or Fulham. There may also be an opportunity for the right person to learn and deliver some of our other highly successful KS2 history and archaeology programs at other locations across London. 

 If you are qualified to teach geography up to KS4, are able to travel to west London and would welcome the chance to teach both indoor and outdoor sessions please get in touch.  We are looking for people with an enthusiasm for the river environment and the ability to motivate and inspire young people. You will also need high energy levels and be happy teaching outside in all weathers! To find out more about our schools programme, take a look at our schools’ brochure, which can be found in the schools section of this website.

More details can be found by clicking here and here.

If you have any questions please contact Heather or Simon on 020 8742 0057 or e-mail info@thames-explorer.org.uk 

To apply please send a CV and short covering letter outlining relevant experience and skills.  

In the first instance please call us to learn more. 

Part time vacancies

Bookkeeper. £150/day for 1 day per month.

We are looking to form close links with an experienced bookkeeper who is free for 1 day per month to help us keep on top of our accounts. This year we anticipate a turnover of around 160k across both restricted and unrestricted income. Our bookkeeping records are kept jointly on QuickBooks software (so you will need a working knowledge of this program) and on paper at our office in Chiswick, so you will need to be able to travel to west London.  If you are interested and have the right skills please send in a CV or covering letter to simon@thames-explorer.org.uk or for more details call our office and ask for Simon.

Trustee vacancies

We anticipate we will be looking for a new trustee within the next few months to replace a retiring trustee. Please watch this space for more details.

Internships

We sometimes offer short term internships to committed people. Please contact us at info@thames-explorer.org.uk to express your interest.

Student teacher observation

We are experts in river teaching and outdoor learning. If you are a PGCE student, NQT or from a similar training programme and wish to observe one of our sessions to improve your own practice please email us on info@thames-explorer.org.uk using the subject heading Student Observation. We will do our best to accommodate you. You will need a current DBS certificate and we will also need to contact your course leader/school mentor.

Volunteers

We are always keen to hear from volunteers who have a passion for the Thames. If you have a skill you think we might be able to use and have some free time please email us on info@thames-explorer.org.uk using the subject heading TET Volunteer.

Current volunteer opportunities:

Aquarium maintenance. We have three Thames fish tanks holding 800,  200 and 45 litres which contain fish and invertebrates from the Thames. The tanks run on a complex system of filters and pumps and were previously maintained by local 6th form school students. As they have now left we are looking for an individual or a group of people willing to take responsibility for its upkeep. We would be keen to hear from schools (we can train volunteers) or anyone with knowledge of fishtank systems. This is an unpaid position. If you think you might be able to help us please email info@thames-explorer.org.uk using the subject heading TET Volunteer – Aquarium.