Canal & River Trust

Events Co-ordinator

UK-Ellesmere Port
Job ID
Closing Date
Position Type
Permanent PT
Customer Service & Operations
Advertised Salary
£19,000 pro rata

Job Purpose

The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest charities, we maintain 2,000 miles of historic canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, along with museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of protected historic buildings – preserving them for future generations.


We have an exciting opportunity for an Events Coordinator at the National Waterways Museum Ellesmere Port. The purpose of this role is to provide support to the Marketing & Communications function at the museum across two sites – Ellesmere Port and Gloucester – by providing coordination for the public events programme. The post is 29 hours per week Monday - Friday.


Working on a broad range of events from established boat festivals to new innovative ideas, you must have previous event organisational experience, be flexible, quick to adapt and comfortable with working on a range of tasks at the same time.


There will also be the opportunity to become involved in developing future events strategy for both Ellesmere Port & Gloucester.

Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

The Role

  • Co-ordinate a range of events and activities across both sites promoting the museums and the Canal & River Trust
  • Event evaluation and reporting for visitor numbers
  • Design and print management for event and exhibition promotional materials
  • Assist the marketing function with wider marketing campaigns
  • Assisting the Communications Consultant in sourcing image rights
  • Copywriting
  • Assistance with event campaigns and other projects

Experience, skills and qualifications 



  • Relevant Degree or equivalent qualification/experience
  • Experiencing in managing digital communications
  • Ability to effectively manage a varied and evolving workload
  • Ability to work under pressure, to manage and prioritise own workload
  • Flexible and adaptable and able to work under pressure, to manage and prioritise workload
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with staff, volunteers and customers
  • A positive team player
  • Proactive and dynamic
  • Creative and innovative


  • Relevant experience in an arts organisation and/or visitor attraction
  • Interest in canals and museums or visitor attractions
  • Previous experience of working in a similar events role

What We Offer

In addition to your annual salary, we can offer a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice benefits.


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.


When you join the Canal & River Trust you become a member of an engaged team working to preserve our heritage for future generations.  Come and put your skills to use on our waterways.


Find out more about the work we do on our website:


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