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Job Locations Leeds | UK-Buckinghamshire-Milton Keynes | UK-Birmingham | UK-Lancashire-Wigan | Newark | UK-The Docks, Gloucester | UK-Warwickshire-Warwick
The Trust is looking for an Integration Specialist who is passionate about technology solutions to join the IT team. You will be required to work across the business responsible for architecting, designing and implementing system integrations as part of a multi-year transformation programme, adopting Microsoft systems.  The successful Integration Specialist will be required to have a diverse background and interest within integration; possessing a track record in the building, opening, and developing of integration processes/programmes across all phases of delivery. You will be at the heart of an ambitious plan to mature our IT practices and services, overseeing the selection and implementation of new integration technology and embedding new ways of working to ensure end to end system connectivity, performance, security and control. See more here: https://customers.microsoft.com/en-us/story/1363462828281621661-canal-and-river-trust-nonprofit-teams   Location -    This role is based from our one of our regional hubs however, due to current social distancing measures in place our office based colleagues continue to work from home. We expect this working arrangement to continue longer term.    Our regional Hubs include: Milton Keynes, Leeds, Birmingham, Gloucester, Newark & Wigan. 
Job ID
2021-6479
Closing Date
30/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Oxfordshire-Adderbury | UK-Buckinghamshire-Milton Keynes | UK-Birmingham
** Official Job Title - Construction Craft Operative ** 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.   We are looking for an experienced Craft Operative (Joiner/Carpenter) to join our London & South East Team.  As a Construction Craft Operative - Carpenter/Joiner, you will offer experienced craftsperson skills and provide excellence in the visitor experience through the delivery of maintenance and repair works for the Trusts heritage structures.   The post holders will be required to work an annualised hour’s system which includes working any 5 days out of 7 rota'd system including statutory holidays and weekends. Our Craft Operatives look after specific stretches of our regional waterways, however, the team are naturally called upon to support work in other areas as required, so you need to have your own transport and valid UK driving licence.  Reporting to the base in at Nell Bridge yard (OX17 3NU), this role will involve regular travel along the Grand Union&Oxfordcanal network.     Occasionally you may also be required to work in other areas of London & South EastRegion.  
Job ID
2021-6478
Closing Date
16/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Ellesmere Port | UK | Red Bull
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. As an Operative most of your working time is spent in our unique and wonderful outdoor environment and your daily tasks will vary and will contribute to the maintenance, conservation, and improvement of the North West regions waterway network.    Our Operatives work an annualised hours system which includes working any 5 days out of 7 including statutory holidays, so you must be happy to work in an on call rota, which will include some weekend working. You will also be working with other staff and volunteers, Operatives to undertake maintenance and repair works, operate assets and providing information to customers, as directed by your Team Leader.   This flexibility is very important in order to be certain that we can respond to critical needs when they occur.  Please only apply if you are happy to work an average of 37 hours a week on a rotating shift pattern, with some emergency call out expected.    Reporting to the base in Ellesmere Port, this role will involve regular travel along Shropshire Union, Llangollenand Middlewich navigations, working anywhere from The National Waterways Museum in Ellesmere port to Audlem, Willeymoor and Wardle.    Occasionally you may also be required to work in other areas of the North West Region.   
Job ID
2021-6475
Closing Date
16/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Stoke on Trent
** Official Job Title - Construction Craft Operative ** 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.   We are looking for an experienced Craft Operative (Joiner/Carpenter) to join our North West team.  As a Craft Operative - Carpenter/Joiner, you will offer experienced craftsperson skills and provide excellence in the visitor experience through the delivery of maintenance and repair works for the Trusts heritage structures.   The post holders will be required to work an annualised hour’s system which includes working any 5 days out of 7 rota'd system including statutory holidays and weekends. Our Craft Operatives look after specific stretches of our regional waterways, however the team are naturally called upon to support work in other areas as required, so you need to have your own transport and valid UK driving licence.  Reporting to the base in Red Bull, Cheshire (ST7 3AP), this role will involve regular travel along the Trent & Mersey canal network, including Macclesfield Canal.    Occasionally you may also be required to work in other areas of North West Region.    
Job ID
2021-6474
Closing Date
16/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Shelton | UK-Stoke on Trent | UK-Burton-upon-Trent
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. We currently have an excellent opportunity to join the Trust as a Waterway Operative.  Our Operatives work an annualised hours system which includes working any 5 days out of 7 including statutory holidays, so you must be happy to work in an on-call rota, which will include some weekend working. You will also be working with other staff and volunteers, Operatives to undertake maintenance and repair works, operate assets and providing information to customers, as directed by your Team Leader.   This flexibility is very important in order to be certain that we can respond to critical needs when they occur.  Please only apply if you are happy to work an average of 37 hours a week on a rotating shift pattern, with some emergency call out expected.    Your flexibility is very important in order to be certain that we can respond to critical needs when they occur.   Reporting to the base in Stoke (ST4 7AF), this role will involve regular travel along the Caldon, Staffordshire and Worcestershire, and Trent and Mersey canals.    Occasionally you may also be required to work in other areas of West Midlands Region.    
Job ID
2021-6469
Closing Date
09/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Leeds | UK-Birmingham | UK-Nottinghamshire-Newark | UK-Buckinghamshire-Milton Keynes
Location: Birmingham, Milton Keynes, Hatton (England), Leeds - location flexible.   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.   We are currently looking for a Cost Intelligence Manager. The Cost Intelligence Manager is responsible for leading the development and continuous improvement of the cost intelligence function, which provides robust and credible cost data for project planning and development within the Infrastructure and Programmes Directorate. The Cost Intelligence Manager will enable the Cost Intelligence team to provide timely and accurate cost information in support of the delivery of projects. Set the strategy for the future development of cost intelligence and data systems, establishing data interrogation techniques, the design and build of supporting tools and reports.   This is a national role and will be based working from home, with an expectation to travel reguarly to one of our main hubs in Leeds, Newark, Birmingham, Hatton, Milton Keynes or Gloucester for collaboration work & team meetings as required.  
Job ID
2021-6467
Closing Date
30/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Burton-upon-Trent
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. We currently have an excellent opportunity to join the Trust as a Construction Waterway Operative.  Our ConstructionOperatives work an annualised hours system which includes working any 5 days out of 7 including statutory holidays, so you must be happy to work in an on-call rota, which will include some weekend working. You will also be working with other staff and volunteers, Operatives to undertake maintenance and repair works, operate assets and providing information to customers, as directed by your Team Leader.   This flexibility is very important in order to be certain that we can respond to critical needs when they occur.  Please only apply if you are happy to work an average of 37 hours a week on a rotating shift pattern, with some emergency call out expected.     Reporting to the base in Fradley Junction, this role will involve regular travel along the Trent & Mersey canal network, including Coventry canal, Oxford canal, Birmingham & Fazeley canal&Grand Union canal.    Occasionally you may also be required to work in other areas of West Midlands Region.    
Job ID
2021-6466
Closing Date
16/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Burton-upon-Trent | UK-Staffordshire-Stoke-on-Trent | 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 currently have an opportunity for an experienced ConstructionSite Supervisor, based in Fradley. As the Trust continues to evolve and develop, so has our recognition that excellence in customer service is essential for our long-term success. We are looking for an organised and engaging Site Supervisor, who genuinely believes and demonstrates that a positive customer experience is central to how they work and how they set expectations of their team.   In this role, you will provide excellence in the visitor experience for the Canal & River Trust through the effective planning and delivery of a programme of maintenance and repair works to protect and enhance the reputation of the network as a valued national asset and the provision of customer service. You will also care and ensure that health & safety and welfare issues are communicated effectively and promoted within your area of responsibility, understanding your responsibilities for and fulfilling your duties in accordance with the Trusts policies and procedures.  Location and Coverage -    Reporting to the base in Fradley Junction (DE13 7DN), this role will involve regular travel along the Trent & Mersey canal network, including Coventry canal, Oxford canal, Birmingham & Fazeley canal&Grand Union canal.    Occasionally you may also be required to work in other areas of West Midlands Region.    
Job ID
2021-6465
Closing Date
23/05/2021
Job Locations Milton Keynes | UK-Birmingham | UK-The Docks, Gloucester | UK-Leeds | UK-Nottinghamshire-Newark | UK-Warwickshire-Warwick
At the Canal & River Trust – one of the UK’s largest charities – we believe life is better by water. The 2,000 miles of canals and rivers we’re responsible for in England & Wales give millions of people the chance to spend quality time in natural environments in which they can walk, run, cycle, boat, canoe, paddle-board or simply relax and enjoy the tranquility. All of which helps them to feel happier and healthier whilst also allowing us to contribute to the wellbeing of communities and support local economies.   Join us as our Head of Volunteering, and you’ll lead a step-change in the growth of volunteering across the Trust while also supporting a change in our culture. It’s a brilliant opportunity to use your talents to help us increase the breadth, scope and scale of volunteering across our national organisation   Volunteering at the Trust  
Job ID
2021-6462
Closing Date
16/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Macclesfield
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. As an Operative most of your working time is spent in our unique and wonderful outdoor environment and your daily tasks will vary and will contribute to the maintenance, conservation, and improvement of the North West regions waterway network.    Our Operatives work an annualised hours system which includes working any 5 days out of 7 including statutory holidays, so you must be happy to work in an on call rota, which will include some weekend working. You will also be working with other staff and volunteers, Operatives to undertake maintenance and repair works, operate assets and providing information to customers, as directed by your Team Leader.   This flexibility is very important in order to be certain that we can respond to critical needs when they occur.  Please only apply if you are happy to work an average of 37 hours a week on a rotating shift pattern, with some emergency call out expected.    Reporting to a regionally base in Macclesfield, this role will predominantly involve working along the Macclesfield and Peak Forest navigations, from Kidsgrove to Manchester and the Peak District, through Macclesfield, Congleton, Marple, Ashton and Whaley Bridge.   Occasionally you may also be required to work in other areas of the North West Region.     
Job ID
2021-6461
Closing Date
12/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Leeds | UK-Wigan | UK-Birmingham | UK-Nottinghamshire-Newark | UK-Buckinghamshire-Milton Keynes | UK-The Docks, Gloucester
  *** Official job title - 'Workboat and Plant Delivery Manager' ***   We are currently looking for a Workboat & Plant Delivery Manager to join our growing and diverse teams across the UK.     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 Workboat &Plant Delivery Manager will lead the Hire Desk Team plus teams of the Trust’s M&E supervisors, technicians and operatives focusing on techniques, skills, and expertise to optimise quality, utilisation and productivity and to maximise efficiency in delivering the Trust’s works. The manager will be responsible for ensuring that the inspection and planned preventative maintenance programme for workboat and plant assets are delivered nationally.    Find out more about our specialist teams here (https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/specialist-teams/engineering/our-mechanical-and-electrical-work)   Location & Coverage -    This role is based from our one of our regional hubs however, due to current social distancing measures in place our office based colleagues continue to work from home. We expect this working arrangement to continue long term.     Our regional HUBs include: Milton Keynes, Leeds, Birmingham, Gloucester, Newark & Wigan.   This is a national role and there will be an expectation that the successful candidate will be able travel to attend meetings or fieldwork throughout the waterway network of England and Wales. See our network here. 
Job ID
2021-6460
Closing Date
16/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Stalybridge | UK-Rochdale
  ** 12 month Fixed term contract **   One of the UK’s biggest charities, the Canal & River Trust looks after, and brings 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 every day.   We currently have an opportunity for a Volunteering Team Leader within our dynamic and enthusiastic North West operations team, regional based at Stalybridge but covering Greater Manchester.    Volunteer Leaders plan and deliver a wide range of volunteer activities and events, assist operational teams in their task management of volunteering activities and liaise with volunteers, volunteer groups and supervisors.   At the sites, this support includes boat operations, maintenance, special events, museum and communications control.    It is a busy role, and whilst much of the past year has resulted in many of our activities and plans being paused, we have a full 2021 plan to deliver for the Trust through our volunteering efforts.  
Job ID
2021-6456
Closing Date
09/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Leeds | UK-Birmingham | UK-Buckinghamshire-Milton Keynes | UK-Ellesmere Port
GRADUATE ENGINEER PROGRAMME - ENGINEER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME   LOCATIONS: Leeds, Birmingham, Ellesmere Port, Milton Keynes   The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest charities, entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales. 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 walk, run, bike, roll, boat and rest and we have incredible infrastructures that can be matched by no other organisation.   Join us to start your Civil Engineering career.  We are delighted be able to offer 4 new graduate opportunities on our new Graduate Engineer Programme starting 2021. It takes an extraordinary team, from many walks of life, to bring our waterways to life and you’ll tackle the same challenges we do, be stretched and supported and have opportunity to work alongside exceptional colleagues.   We place great importance not only on what we do, but how and why we do it. We are passionate, collaborative, and take pride in work that helps our customers and communities.   Working for the Canal & River Trust, when you reach the end of the day, you will know you have really made a difference made a difference.    Join us and you’ll be caring for your environment as well as your community, helping make life better by water for everyone. Every day.     The Programme:   The programme will provide appropriate experience, support and mentorship to accelerate you through to becoming a chartered engineer, which it targets after 3 years, however, you must take a high degree of personal responsibility towards this.   The programme is designed to bring out the best in you and push you to your full potential as a future leader and we'll help you make the very most of your talents.  As graduate engineer you will be part of a nationwide engineering team , working alongside and learning from highly experienced engineers  from a variety of backgrounds, all dedicated to preserving this important part of our industrial heritage, and ensuring it can be enjoyed and loved by future generations.   We offer diverse on-the-job experience through a rotational programme will be complemented by an engaging series of learning experiences to help you to build the right blend of personal and professional skills. You will be mentored by experienced colleagues and have support from your manager.   We will work closely with you to develop clear career goals, expand your skills and assist you in working towards the relevant chartership   For more information about the scheme view our interactive Graduate Engineer Guide here  
Job ID
2021-6454
Closing Date
31/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Macclesfield | UK-Cheshire-Northwich
** 12 month Fixed term contract **   One of the UK’s biggest charities, the Canal & River Trust looks after, and brings 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 every day.   We currently have an opportunity for a Volunteering Team Leader within our dynamic and enthusiastic North West operations team.    Reporting to a regionally base in Macclesfield, this role will predominantly involve working along the Macclesfield and Peak Forest navigations, from Kidsgrove to Manchester and the Peak District, through Macclesfield, Congleton, Marple, Ashton and Whaley Bridge.   Volunteer Leaders plan and deliver a wide range of volunteer activities and events, working with our operational teams to embed volunteering into the to meet our operational requirements and essential tasks.     At the sites, this support includes boat operations, maintenance, special events, museum and communications control.    It is a busy role, and whilst much of the past year has resulted in many of our activities and plans being paused, we have a full 2021 plan to deliver for the Trust through our volunteering efforts.
Job ID
2021-6452
Closing Date
09/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Staffordshire-Stoke-on-Trent
We are currently looking for a Mechanical & Electrical Technician to join our growing and diverse teams across the UK.     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 post holders will be required to work an annualised hour’s system which includes working any 5 days out of 7 rota'd system including statutory holidays and weekends.    As a Mechanical & Electrical Technician on our waterway you will play an important role using your technical expertise to assist with the implementation of improving Plant and Equipment Assets within a defined area and will safely and efficiently support the delivery of improvements to equipment used in the maintenance and repair of the inland waterways network   This role is based from our main regional hub in Stokehowever, due to current social distancing measures in place our office based colleagues continue to work from home. We expect this working arrangement to continue until such a time that we are able to confidently and safely return colleagues to the office environment.    Residing near these areas will be essential to accommodate the regular travel along regional North West canal networks. 
Job ID
2021-6451
Closing Date
16/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Goole | UK-Leeds | UK-Doncaster | UK-Scunthorpe
We are currently looking for a Mechanical & Electrical Technician to join our growing and diverse teams across the UK.     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 post holders will be required to work an annualised hour’s system which includes working any 5 days out of 7 rota'd system including statutory holidays and weekends.    As a Mechanical & Electrical Technician on our waterway you will play an important role using your technical expertise to assist with the implementation of improving Plant and Equipment Assets within a defined area and will safely and efficiently support the delivery of improvements to equipment used in the maintenance and repair of the inland waterways network   This role is based from our main regional hub in Heck (DN14 0BL) however, due to current social distancing measures in place our office based colleagues continue to work from home. We expect this working arrangement to continue until such a time that we are able to confidently and safely return colleagues to the office environment.    Residing near these areas will be essential to accommodate the regular travel along regional Yorkshire & North East canal networks. 
Job ID
2021-6450
Closing Date
16/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Nottinghamshire-Newark
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 Customer Support Administrator will 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. This role is based from our main regional hub in Newark (NG24 1FB), however, due to current social distancing measures in place our office based colleagues continue to work from home. We expect this working arrangement to continue longer term.    It is therefore essential that you are able to effectively work, at least in part, from home.
Job ID
2021-6447
Closing Date
30/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Northwich | UK-Macclesfield | UK-Ellesmere Port
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.    As a Craft Operative - Bricklayer for our waterway you will play an important role applying to help us improve, maintain, and preserve our wonderful network for our customers to enjoy today and into the future. This will involve undertaking the, refurbishment or repair of canal infrastructure including locks / bridges/ aqueducts / towpaths and associated equipment, working efficiently to defined safety /environmental and heritage standards at all times.   The post holders will be required to work an annualised hour’s system which includes working any 5 days out of 7 rota'd system including statutory holidays and weekends. Our Craft Operatives look after specific stretches of our regional waterways, however the team are naturally called upon to support work in other areas as required, so you need to have your own transport and valid UK driving licence.     Based in Northwich, this role will require regular travel across the North West region and support other regions when required. This will include the parts of the Trent & Mersey, Weaver, Shropshire Union&Macclesfield canal network. 
Job ID
2021-6443
Closing Date
16/05/2021
Job Locations Leeds | UK-Birmingham | UK-The Docks, Gloucester | UK-Buckinghamshire-Milton Keynes
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 Senior Geotechnical Engineer.   The Senior Geo-technical Engineer is a key role in the Asset Management Team and is responsible for delivering a specialist technical engineering function to provide the Trust with internal professional expertise. The Trusts Geo-technical Team contributes to and supports the asset management strategy and major infrastructure works and high-risk infrastructure asset programmes.  Location & coverage -    This role is based from our one of our regional hubs however, due to current social distancing measures in place our office based colleagues continue to work from home. We expect this working arrangement to continue longer term.    Our regional Hubs include: Milton Keynes, Leeds, Birmingham, Gloucester, Newark & Wigan.   This is a national role with significant opportunities to travel throughout the waterway network of England and Wales. Regular accessibility to this network is essential. 
Job ID
2021-6436
Closing Date
09/05/2021
Job Locations UK-Leeds
12-Month Student Placement, Leeds   The Canal & River Trust is one of the UK’s largest charities, entrusted with the care of 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales. Join us for a 12-month work placement in our Design and Development team and help to design engineering solutions to problems on a wide variety of canal structures, from earthworks and retaining walls to reservoirs and aqueducts. You will work on assets across the North and East of England and your time will be a mix of office and site based work.   In the Student Engineer role, you will be part of a small Engineering team, working alongside highly experienced engineers from a variety of backgrounds, all dedicated to preserving this important part of our industrial heritage. You will gain not only engineering experience but knowledge of business planning, project management, health, safety and welfare standards, and an understanding of complex heritage and environmental issues. You will have the opportunity to explore other aspects of the business.  We have a number of specialist support teams that you will have the opportunity to work alongside, widening your professional and technical knowledge.   Check the links below to learn more about us:   How we make a difference   Our Specialist teams -Engineering    
Job ID
2021-6425
Closing Date
09/05/2021