Canal & River Trust

Mobilisation Supervisor South

UK-Buckinghamshire-Milton Keynes
Job ID
Closing Date
Position Type
Permanent Annualised Hours
Asset Delivery & Asset Management
Advertised Salary
Up to £36,254 including allowances

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. Our waterways are exciting, vibrant places to work.


The purpose of our Mobilisation Supervisor is to provide excellence in the visitor experience for the Trust through the effective planning and mobilisation of plant and equipment to deliver the programme of maintenance and repair works.

Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

  • Act as appointed person for all lifts carried out within a specific maintenance and repair programme. Establish the appropriate methodology and equipment necessary to safely undertake the lift and ensure there is appropriate supervision on site whilst the lift is undertaken. 
  • Act as temporary works coordinator or supervisor for mobilisation and access works. Ensure appropriate engineering designs are established for any temporary works necessary for plant and equipment access.
  • Regional coordination of mobilisation activities, for example identification and ordering of plant and equipment; workboat utilisation; welfare arrangements; site compound organisation; bulk material orders; and site set up, to ensure the waterway infrastructure is well maintained, to time and budget whilst maximising customer satisfaction. Produce reports for work activities referencing progress, and explaining variations to plan, budget and specification.
  • Identify and log any resulting efficiency savings.
  • Provide access management plans for specific tasks which includes the safe management of people, vehicles, plant, equipment and deliveries. Establish and procure the necessary temporary works to manage access.
  • Liaise with adjoining neighbours and landowners and internal estates professionals to provide safe and adequate access for works to proceed. Ensuring legal agreements are produced (by others) for such accesses.
  • Undertake comprehensive pre-works services checks and searches.
  • Establish and implement all necessary towpath and road closures for priority work tasks, including appropriate diversion routes.
  • Provide excellent customer service through proactive management of mobilisation activities in a safe and timely manner to minimise customer impact and maximise customer satisfaction and experience.

Skills, qualifications & experience


  • NVQ Level 3 or National Diploma in operational, construction or M&E related subject
  • Qualification Appointed Person for Lifting Operations
  • NEBOSH National General Certificate in Health & Safety would be desirable
  • Comprehensive experience in operational maintenance
  • Knowledge of plant and equipment and construction techniques
  • Good customer service skills
  • Full driving license 

If you do not have some of the qulifications or training outlined, there must be a willingness to undertake the training to obtain.


What We Offer

In addition to your annual salary we are offering car cash allowance and outer London allowance, 25 days holiday + bank holidays, 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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