Canal & River Trust

  • Campaigns and Marketing Manager

    Job Locations UK-London | UK-Buckinghamshire-Milton Keynes
    Job ID
    Closing Date
    Position Type
    Temporary FT
    Strategy, Impact & Engagement
    Advertised Salary
  • Job Purpose

    We're 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 it's part in transforming our canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better, bringing wellbeing benefits to millions.


    We have a temporary vacancy for a Campaigns & Marketing Manager for a period of 9 months. The role can be based in London or Milton Keynes. 


    The successful candidate will play a vital role in promoting the Trust as a waterways and wellbeing charity by using a range of communications and marketing skills and channels to reach a wide range of stakeholders.

    Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

    • Take a leading role in the wider communication and marketing team to develop and create content which supports the charity’s ambitions of increasing brand awareness, support for the charity and visitor numbers.
    • Create and communicate content via our various internal and external channels which include pitching to media, digital (web and social) and external marketing such as signage and promotional materials.
    • Take a lead in managing, planning and delivering a series of pre-planned communication campaigns (integrating media relations, digital, and traditional marketing and fundraising)
    • Provide support to protect and enhance the Trust’s reputation e.g. handling planned or unplanned PR, proactive management of media relationships, providing communication advice to the executive team.


    Skills & Experience 

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including writing feature length copy, web content and copywriting
    • Comfortable working in a fluid environment with the ability to adapt to changing requirements
    • A strong communications background preferably working within the charity sector
    • Experience of contributing to the creative development of new ideas, strategies, and stories as part of the wider communication and marketing team
    • Experience of writing and creating marketing materials such as leaflets, posters and basic in-house design work
    • Experience in managing events

    What We Offer

    At the Trust we care passionately for our waterways, and as importantly, for those who look after and use them. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do as a Trust.


    In addition to your annual salary, we are offering inner or outer London allowance depending on base location. We also offer a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice benefits.


    We are striving to represent the diverse communities that we are a part of. All candidates will be treated on the basis of their merits, skills and abilities and solely by being assessed against the requirements for the job. Many of our vacancies can be considered for people who wish to work flexibly, job share or part time.


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