Three-year fixed-term contract
Newark, Leeds, Sefton, Birmingham and London
The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest and newest charities, having been set up in 2012 to care for over 2,000 miles of historic inland waterways. Now, less than a decade later, we are embarking on the next stage of our journey, as we adopt a new six-region structure that will enable us to serve customers and stakeholders more effectively and help make us the charity for wellbeing and waterways. We believe life is better by water. Join us, at this exciting time, and you can help make that vision a reality.
About the role
We are looking for six Community Roots Engagement Coordinators to join us, across five of our newly created regions. Your job will be to engage with communities in key strategic areas, and drive transformation that will materially change how local people perceive and use the waterways they live by. This will involve building strong relationships with stakeholders, partners and communities, and working with them to establish and develop a local project plan. You will also be responsible for creating a programme of volunteering and community activity designed to improve health and wellbeing in the area.
Our key projects areas are Sefton, Liverpool, Sheffield, Sandwell, Walsall, Leicester, East London and West London.
With excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, and previous experience of delivering community and volunteering projects, you’ll be able to work effectively with a diverse group of people, including minority or marginalised communities. You will also have the ability to influence and collaborate with partner organisations, key stakeholders and internal teams. Other key qualities we are looking for include initiative, resilience and the ability to work well under pressure. Experience of budget management and control is essential.
We’re the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of canals and rivers. Our waterways contribute to the health and wellbeing of local communities and economies, creating attractive and connected places to live, work, volunteer and spend leisure time. These historic, natural and cultural assets form part of the strategic and local green-blue infrastructure network, linking urban and rural communities as well as habitats. Our waterways are on the doorstep of 8 million people and reach some of the most deprived communities within the UK. By caring for our waterways and promoting their use we believe we can improve the wellbeing of our nation. Come and be part of it.
We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do. Many of our vacancies can be considered for people who wish to work flexibly, job share or part time.
To find out more and apply, visit our website and search for the area you're interested in using the following reference numbers:
North West: 2019–5679
Yorkshire & North East: 2019-5609
East Midlands: 2019-5675
West Midlands: 2019-5677
London & South East: 2019-5680
Closing date for applications: 2nd May 2019.