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About the role
At the Canal & River Trust, we believe life’s better by water, and that the waterways we take care of have an important contribution to make to the health and wellbeing of local communities and economies. This is an opportunity to play a special part in that work, as you coordinate and manage a range of initiatives that will be delivered as part of the Trust's contribution to the Commonwealth Games in 2022. The aim? To use the presence of the games in Birmingham to materially change how people across the region perceive and interact with our waterways.
The role calls for a real place-based approach, as you strive to increase local engagement with the canal network in key strategic areas. You will need to work closely with key stakeholders, partners and communities. You will also boost ownership and involvement by creating a programme of volunteering, community activity and recreation, and by ensuring local groups are embedded into our regional teams.
We’re looking for someone with a proven track record in this field, including experience of project delivery, community and youth engagement, and working within a volunteering environment. A great communicator and influencer, with strong leadership skills, you’ll be able to build robust relationships with everyone from stakeholders to partner organisations, from people in marginalised communities to colleagues across the Trust. You’ll also need to be highly motivated and resilient, with the ability to work well under pressure.
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.
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Please quote reference number 2019-5713 when applying.
Closing date: 2nd May 2019.