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.
As a Craft Operative - Bricklayer for our waterway you will provide the business with expertise to deliver maintenance and repair works on our waterways in support of the Trusts aims.
As the face of the Canal and River Trust, (the Trust), you are comfortable dealing with the public where your positive approach to customers will see our combined reputation enhanced.
In this job you will be core to our continued success.
This role is to be based in Northwich.
Knowledge, Skills / Qualifications & Experience
About the role
As a Craft Operative for our waterway you will play an important role applying to help us improve, maintain and preserve our wonderful waterway network for our customers to enjoy today and into the future by efficiently supplying the business with complete lock gate and lock gate parts for the entire network in line with safety requirements and heritage standards.
Meeting orders in a timely manner to contribute to the successful delivery of the general works programme. Responding to business needs, enhancing the reputation of the network as a valued national asset and supporting Canal & River Trust’s aims to improve safety and increase the number of people using the waterways whilst protecting the heritage and integrity of the inland waterway network.
Most of your working time is spent in our unique and wonderful outdoor environment so loving working in the outdoors, all weather, all year round is essential.
Our team has a very busy schedule all year around, whether peak visitor season during the summer months, or supporting our winter works and activities from October to early Spring.
Your daily tasks will vary and will contribute to the maintenance, conservation and improvement of the business unit’s waterway network for local communities and visitors to enjoy.
As Craft Operatives - Bricklayer you are required to work an annualised hours system which includes working any 5 days out of 7 including statutory holidays, so you must be happy to work a rota, which will include some weekend working.
You will also be part of a 24 hour operational standby team responsible for providing emergency cover for the waterway. This flexibility is important in order to be certain that we can respond to critical needs when they occur.
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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 offer a generous pension scheme and other benefits. Further details can be found .
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