The Canal & River Trust
Birmingham, West Midlands
Up to £28,000 + generous contributory pension + great holiday allowance
Contract, Full-time
Job description

12-month fixed-term contract covering maternity leave, starting January 2020

We are the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways across England and Wales, because we believe that life is better by water. Every role across the Trust plays its part in transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better, bringing wellbeing benefits to millions.

Restoration is a major part of what we do, and we want to be recognised as a leader in the field. Join us, as Restoration Coordinator, and you can play a key role in helping us achieve this ambition, as you act as a champion for restoration both inside and outside the Trust.

About the role

This role comes with a wide range of responsibilities, all of them focused on promoting and facilitating restoration. You’ll create targeted communications materials highlighting our achievements in the field. You’ll work closely with regional teams to develop restoration strategies. You’ll partner with organisations such as the Inland Waterways Association to support restoration societies and organise knowledge-sharing events. It will also be your job to help build support for the restoration movement, looking at issues like governance and legacy building, and finding ways to make individual societies stronger.

About you

We’re looking for a highly skilled communicator, with plenty of social media savvy and proven experience of creating communications plans and materials (including internal comms) on a national scale. The role requires you to be able to work effectively with lots of different people, from partners to community members to small volunteer groups. You also need a track record of delivering conference-style events, and of working in strategic project planning. A UK driving licence is essential, as extensive travel will be involved.

About us

We’re the charity who look after and bring to life 2000 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.

To apply

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 2019-5934 when applying.

Closing date for applications: 17th October 2019.

Refreshed on: 06 October 2019
Closed date: 17 October 2019
Job ref: 2019-5934
Tags: Project Management, Volunteer Management