Canal & River Trust

Work Scheduler

Job ID
Closing Date
Position Type
Permanent FT
Operations & Asset Management
Advertised Salary

Job Purpose

This role is based in Hatton, West Midlands, England.  The successful candidate will be requied to be based from our Hatton, England, office.


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.


An exciting opportunity has arisen within a new central team at the Canal and River Trust. The Work Sceduler will own and control the weekly/daily assignment of planned and reactive tasks to our customer service and construction delivery teams. They will also provide vital support to the programme planners in aiding them to deliver the works programme to the company’s key stake holders. You will be an excellent communicator and have outstanding customer service skills. You will have significant experience as a Work Scheduler/Planner of operational tasks and be a highly organisied individual with excellent computer skills.


The job holder will ensure that health and safety and welfare issues are communicated effectively and promoted within their area of responsibility. The job holder will fully understand their responsibilities for and fulfil their duties in accordance with the Trusts policy and procedures.


The Canal & River Trust wants to create a sustainable and evolving canal and river network that is a national treasure – accessible to and cherished by all. Core to delivering this vision the job holder will be committed to equality and diversity whereby fellow employees, customers, our partners and volunteers feel respected, included and valued.


Search Terms:

Planner, Works Planner, Works Planning, Planner/Scheduler, Work Scheduler

Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

  • Assign resources and monitor the delivery of works contained in the asset inspection, maintenance, repair and renewal and customer service programmes.
  • Provide visible works programme to delivery teams, coordinating any changes that arise to minimise the impact on delivery.
  • Take requests for reactive work, in line with our business rules, and create works orders. Scheduling and assigning these activities to minimise disruption of programmed works.
  • To optimise the scheduling of works programme to maximise efficiencies.
  • Contribute to the preparation, maintenance and application of programme management standard processes that fully utilise the Trust’s information systems and ensure these are communicated within the Trust.
  • Develop a comprehensive and up-to-date people resource plan that is dispatched in a timely manner to operatives.

Qualifications & Skills:

  • Proven experience of weekly/daily resource scheduling for complex programmes of work in the civil engineering or asset maintenance sector.
  • Experience of SAP particularly in the Logistics, Information System modules is desirable.
  • Excellent customer service and communicational skills
  • Excellent IT skills including Excel, Word and other MS office applications.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Be logical and objective.
  • Able to work under pressure and consistently meet deadlines.
  • Able to work collaboratively.
  • Have a high attention to detail.
  • Be self-motivated and proactive.




What We Offer

In addition to your annual salary, 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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