We are looking for a Project Manager to lead a new Heritage project

Photo: Hydar Dewachi

We are looking for a Project Manager to join our team to work on an exciting new heritage project called The Barking Stink.

The Thames Festival Trust is an arts organisation which delivers festivals, stand-alone commissions, river-based events, heritage projects and education programmes. We have a twenty one-year track record of using learning, culture and creativity to amaze, excite and inform. Our work helps bring communities together, originally around the River Thames, and now in cities across the UK and the world. Our previous heritage projects include The World's Oldest Boat Race, Life Afloat and Working River.


The Project Manager for The Barking Stink will work with our Director, Adrian Evans, and will be responsible for all elements of the project’s administration and delivery, ensuring that the project meets its objectives and that it comes in on time and within budget.

Historically, it has been common planning practice to locate the most foul–smelling industries downwind of the capital city and, for a hundred years or so, from the mid-nineteenth century, they gathered in ever greater numbers around Barking Creek. The Barking Stink focuses on Barking’s industrial heritage from 1850 to 2000. We will create a ‘scented history’ through archive research, recording oral history testaments, generating short animated films and exhibitions in the public realm, which will be promoted as part of Totally Thames 2019, our annual season of events bringing the River Thames in London to life throughout September.

  • Photo: Hydar Dewachi


Download the Job Description, Person Specification and Equal Opportunities Form below.

Please send us a cover letter detailing how you meet the person specification and what you will bring to the post, your CV and the Equal Opportunities form to recruitment@thamesfestival.org

Deadline for applications is Friday 15 February at 5pm. Interviews will take place on Thursday 21 February.