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Job Locations UK-Wigan
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 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. The role of Enterprise Manager is to generate resources to support the Trust’s objective of being a waterway and wellbeing charity. Responsible for identifying sources of funding and support for the development and delivery of the North West Region’s priority projects and initiatives. You will work creatively with colleagues to shape the Region’s activities into fundable projects and deliver sustainable funding sources to meet these objectives. Generating resources for a range of activities, such as improving waterway infrastructure, visitor destinations, learning, participation and engagement opportunities that deliver health and wellbeing outcomes for visitors and customers. Role & Responsibilities - To support activity and work in the region by securing funding for a range of strategic priorities. - To represent and promote the work of the Trust to key external stakeholders, Government departments, regional agencies, lottery distributors, key statutory funders, trusts and foundations, European programmes and other regional and sub-regional partnerships. - To develop and manage relationships with statutory, charitable and corporate funders and partners. - Lead or contribute to partnerships that generate resources that further to the region’s delivery of waterway maintenance and health and wellbeing outcomes. - Manage the financial aspects of projects and the funding risks of externally funded projects. - To be responsible for output, outcome and impact monitoring and reporting. - To keep abreast of the funding environment to enable rapid reaction to emerging opportunities - Display the Trust values and behaviours at all times. - Ensure that diversity and inclusion are integrated into all aspects of Trust life and promote inclusion by challenging behaviour, practices, actions, or decisions that are counter to the objectives of the Trust’s policies and values.
Job ID
2020-6231
Closing Date
17/8/2020
Job Locations UK-Warwickshire-Warwick
Maternity cover 12 months   We are looking for a Hydrologist to join our National team for a 12 month, part time, fixed term period providing Maternity Leave cover.     As Hydrologist you will apply a wide range of technical expertise, modelling solutions and knowledge to secure the effective and efficient management of water resources around the network.  You will ensure we meet navigational and other water demands, whilst ensuring compliance with relevant legal, environmental and operational constraints.   As Hydrologist you will deliver specialist hydrological support and/or modelling to the organisation and external customers, achieving proportionate management of flood risk to and from the waterway network.  
Job ID
2020-6229
Closing Date
6/8/2020
Job Locations UK-Birmingham | UK-Stoke on Trent | UK-Warwickshire-Warwick
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 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.   As a Project Manager you will play an important role in helping us improve, maintain and preserve our wonderful waterway network for our customers to enjoy today and into the future. Projects comprise mainly around civil engineering works to maintain and improve our assets, covering a broad range of different schemes.   This role is to be based in Birmingham/Stoke/Hatton. Please state your preferred base location on your application form. This is a 1 year fixed term vacancy. - Capture project requirements and prepare a business case to justify investment in a project. Lead and direct the project team to ensure project objectives are achieved; manage conflicting requirements/ objectives.   - Agree and establish success factors and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) with the Sponsor. Monitor and report on KPIs. - Develop and implement a schedule of project activities and key milestones to achieve the project objectives. - Establish and agree project budgets including tolerances, risks and assumptions. Identify when expenditure will take place and develop cashflow forecasts. Report on financial performance. - Manage risks, issues and changes on the project. - Identify and prioritise stakeholder interests. Establish, maintain and implement effective communication plans. Adjust project communicationrequirements to the various stakeholders and the project team/organisation. - Ensure threats and opportunities are captured and proactively managed as risks. - Administer all aspects of contracts applicable to the project to ensure compliance.  - Handover and closure of the project, identifying areas for improvements and elements of good practice to be considered in future projects. - Manage projects in accordance with the Trust’s Policies and defined standards. - Implement procedures for processing documents, including incoming and outgoing information, filing and archiving. Ensure compliance with the Trust’s data and information policies and any regulatory requirements.
Job ID
2020-6226
Closing Date
20/8/2020
Job Locations UK-Birmingham
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 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.   The role of Customer Support Administrator is to deliver excellence in customer service and support for customers, dealing with face to face enquiries, on the phone and in written communications and providing general administration and financial support to the waterway.   We have 1 vacancy to cover the West Midlands region, based out of Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham. - Part of the front of house team at Cambrian in Birmingham - Ensuring that all enquiries are managed in a friendly, helpful, professional and conscientious way via email, telephone calls and face to face. - Administration support to the management team including meeting organisation, taking minutes at meetings etc. - Produce accurate and timely communication for our customers for example, through telephone calls, notice boards, post, email, social media and our website. - Coordinate the organisation of events and functions within the waterway, for both internal and external customers. - Cash handling for licences, electric cards, laundry and lockages. - Provide administration services for the Region including managing the post, booking meetings, organisation of occupational health visits, training, building management and equipment servicing. - Produce accurate and clearly presented reports that support the needs of the business. - Maintain accurate and well organised systems of records that are easily retrievable. - Use SAP to provide financial and administration services to the waterway, to ensure effective ordering of materials and supplies, to work with notifications and other financial processes. - Provide support to ensure the effective running of welcome stations around the waterway. - Display the Trust values and behaviours at all times. - Ensure that diversity and inclusion are integrated into all aspects of Trust life and promote inclusion by challenging behaviour, practices, actions, or decisions that are counter to the objectives of the Trust’s policies and values. - A high standard of written English is required together with competency in use of email and Microsoft Office packages. - Experience in an office environment is essential. This is a full time role (37 hours) but job share would be considered.
Job ID
2020-6224
Closing Date
17/8/2020
Job Locations Wigan | UK-Lancashire-Burnley | Leeds | UK-Birmingham
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 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 are currently recruiting for a Data Analyst - Reservoirs. The role will be a member of the national Reservoir Team, who are responsible for the asset management and reservoir safety of the Trust’s 70 Regulated and 5 Non-Regulated reservoirs.  Whilst reporting directly to the Principle Reservoir Engineer, and as an integral member of the national Reservoir Team,  you will get to work closely with experts in their field every day, from across our diverse specialist teams.  You will work in partnership on a daily basis with our regional engineering team, SCADA team, asset data & systems analysts and ICT specialists.  Your role will also require you to work effectively & collaboratively with other asset management professions, such as Heritage, Environment, Water Management and MEICA across the organisation. Base Location: This role can be based from Leeds, Birmingham, Wigan where we have main offices - we are also able to consider people who can easily commute to other office locations at Hatton, Burnley & Ellesmere  
Job ID
2020-6222
Closing Date
9/8/2020
Job Locations Leeds | UK-Birmingham | UK-The Docks, Gloucester | UK-Buckinghamshire-Milton Keynes
12 months fixed term opportunity   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 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.   As part of our commitment to the long-term maintenance and restoration of the waterways, we are looking to recruit a Geotechnical Engineer on a Fixed Term Contract for a period of 1 year.  
Job ID
2020-6221
Closing Date
10/8/2020
Job Locations Leeds | UK-Birmingham | Milton Keynes
2 year fixed term contract    We have a great opportunity for Engineers looking to get experience and continue their professional development amongst a team of national experts in their field.  The opportunity to work in genuinely unique environments putting your engineering knowledge to the test and gaining new understanding.     We are currently recruiting for an Engineer - Highway Structures to join our organisation which values & relies upon the expertise of our specialist teams.  Find more about them here:Our Specialist Teams   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.
Job ID
2020-6219
Closing Date
6/8/2020
Job Locations UK-Wigan | UK-Stoke on Trent | UK-Ellesmere Port
We’re the charity helping millions of people feel happier and healthier by spending more time on and along our canals and rivers. Our rich and tranquil spaces provide places to pause, relax, get fit and escape. It takes an extraordinary team to bring our waterways to life and that’s where you come in.   We are looking to recruit an Environmental Scientist to work 22 hours per week into our North West team. Based at either our Wigan, Red Bull or Ellesmere Port offices.    The Environmental Scientist will provide the Trust with technical expertise in Environmental Science across the NW Region.   The successful candidate will be a valued member of the NW Heritage & Environment Team. Working pro-actively in their area of expertise alongside the Senior Environmental Scientist, they will support and develop the Trust’s protection, improvement and promotion of the natural environment of the waterways and provide professional environmental science technical guidance and advice to help achieve a wide range of corporate objectives and ensure the Trust remains legally compliant.
Job ID
2020-6178
Closing Date
10/8/2020
Job Locations UK-Wigan | UK-Stoke on Trent | UK-Ellesmere Port
We’re the charity helping millions of people feel happier and healthier by spending more time on and along our canals and rivers. Our rich and tranquil spaces provide places to pause, relax, get fit and escape. It takes an extraordinary team to bring our waterways to life and that’s where you come in.   We currently have a 2 year fixed term Senior Environmental Scientist vacancy to be based in the North West Region at either our Wigan, Red Bull or Ellesmere Port offices.    The Senior Environmental Scientist will provide the Trust with technical expertise in Environmental Science across the NW Region.   The successful candidate will be a valued member of the NW Heritage & Environment Team. Working pro-actively in their area of expertise, they will support and develop the Trust’s protection, improvement and promotion of the natural environment of the waterways and provide professional environmental science technical guidance and advice to help achieve a wide range of corporate objectives and ensure the Trust remains legally compliant.
Job ID
2020-6135
Closing Date
10/8/2020