SWLEN Vacancies

South West London Environment Network (SWLEN) – Bookkeeper

We are seeking a self-employed bookkeeper to update our accounting software and systems and to manage these on behalf of the charity and SWLEN Social Enterprise Limited (SWLEN SE) its wholly owned consultancy company. The work will include processing payments and receipts, including the payroll, maintaining financial records, preparing management accounts and draft annual accounts for both organisations, liaising with HMRC and completing the annual tax return for SWLEN SE. Closing date 3rd September 9amPlease download here the job description


South West London Environment Network (SWLEN) – Energy Service Coordinator

Are you interested in promoting energy saving in the home? SWLEN is recruiting for a part-time paid role of Energy Service Co-ordinator. You will work with our partners to promote this service to residents in the borough of Richmond, schedule home energy visits and sometimes take part in visits. It is an advantage to understand our energy saving service and to live in or near the borough of Richmond. Closing date 14th September 9am  Please download here the job description


Volunteer Roles with SWLEN

SWLEN Trustee: To be a great charity we need great people with passion, skills, experience and enthusiasm. We are looking to recruit new trustees to complement our existing board of trustees to govern our dynamic charity. We are also looking for non-executive directors for our trading arm, which generates income from the skills and experience of the charity’s staff with surpluses donated to the charity.

What are we looking for?
Following a board skills audit we are seeking local people with one or more of the following skills/experience:

·       HR skills and experience
·       Small business experience, particularly but not limited to, bidding for public sector contracts.
·       Charity management/leadership experience
·       Corporate governance (in the charity or business sectors)
·       Biodiversity/ecology/conservation knowledge/experience

2018-03-29 SWLEN Trustee Recruitment

Biological Recorder 

Our charity is responsible for collecting and collating biological data in the London Boroughs of Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames and submitting these to the regional biological records centre. Both Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames Boroughs have an amazing array of parks, green spaces, riverside frontage (Richmond is the only Borough that sits on both sides of the Thames) and habitats. Hounslow Borough has two SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest) and 10 Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) and 47 Sites Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC). Richmond Borough has three SSSIs, six LNRs and 53 SINCs. Both boroughs are populated with an incredible diversity of species.

Through one of our social media channels and email newsletters, we engage with circa 5,000 local people. We ask people to submit photos and sightings of species that are of interest to us. We are looking for help with this, from collecting and collating it, recording it, using the data to create maps of species distribution, as well as submitting the information to regional ecological records centre, GIGL.

The post holder
We are looking for a long term volunteer who could volunteer one day a week on either a Monday, Tuesday or Friday and one evening a quarter to attend the Richmond Biodiversity Partnership meetings. The post holder would need to feel comfortable using spreadsheets and social media. We have existing accounts on these social media channels so you wouldn’t need to use your own accounts, or even have accounts on social media.
The existing biological team consist of two volunteers and a small percentage of the Chief Exec’s time (he chairs the Richmond Biodiversity Partnership).

Please contact Colin Cooper for a chat about the role or to submit your CV and short letter/email outlining your interest and suitability for the role by 3rd September 9am.

SWLEN Biodiversity Volunteer Role Description

For other volunteer roles with local groups, please see our Volunteer page and for regular session check out our What’s On.