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Based Little Venice, 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 regional 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
Heading up one of our regional multi-disciplinary teams, you will oversee environmental and heritage services for London and the South East, leading our work on the protection and improvement of waterways across the region. In part, this is about cultivating and inspiring a high-performing team made up of technical experts and other professionals as well as volunteers. In part, it is about developing successful strategies to manage heritage, vegetation, dredging and environmental assets. You will also act as a subject matter expert, providing guidance, training and advice to a wide range of people both inside and outside the Trust.
We need you to have a strong background in the heritage or environmental field, including a relevant degree (or equivalent), full membership of a professional institution, and post-qualification experience in legislative compliance. You also need to have first-hand knowledge of operating within UK and European policy and regulatory frameworks. On the leadership side, we’re looking for someone who has line managed multi-disciplinary teams and who knows how to delegate responsibility. Another key quality you need is the ability to influence and negotiate, whether you’re securing additional resources from external stakeholders or promoting best practice across the Trust.
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.
To find out more and apply, visit our website.
Please quote reference number 2019-5556 when applying.
Closing date for applications: 7th June 2019.