Team Leader - 3 vacancies : Docklands (E14 9ST) - South Oxford (OX17 3NU) - London West (UB2 5QW)
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 Waterway Operations Team Leader you will play an important role helping us to improve, maintain and preserve our wonderful waterway network for our customers to enjoy today and into the future.
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 business unit’s waterway network for local communities and visitors to enjoy.
Fresh air, whatever the weather, you will be managing and supporting your team of operatives to deliver the important tasks for the day, week and months ahead.
Our Waterway Operations Team Leaders 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 very important in order to be certain that we can respond to critical needs when they occur.
Knowledge, Skills / Qualifications & Experience
About the role
We have 3 Team Leader roles available, and are looking to appoint to our Nell Bridge (South Oxford), Adelaide Yard (London West) & Docklands (near Canary Wharf) locations.
As Team Leader at one of our London & South East regional bases you will be responsible for managing and supporting the delivery of your team's task for the day / week in view.
You will be ensuring that the team are organised and equipped to deliver the planned works to be delivered. Your team will also interact with our waterway visitors and customers as well as volunteers, educational groups and many other's spending time with us, so it is important to us that as Team Leader, you are not only an organised individual who can prioritise and manage several activities to a plan, but you do so in a way that reflects our .
This is a demanding, busy role offering a real variety of tasks and activities. You need to be able to think on your feet, be able to work at pace and be great at responding to changing priorities.
As Team Leader your approach is inclusive. You really understand and believe that a diverse team provides the opportunity to come up with the best approaches and solutions together.
Responsibilities includes, and not limited to : .
Skills & Experience :
It is important that you are confident in using Microsoft Office and using portal devices (laptop, smartphones etc to conduct your daily activities).
Closes : 3 March 2021 23 : 59
To Apply : click the Apply for this role link and complete the basic Applications form. We really want you to show us on your application form that you meet the criteria above, love to work outdoors and that our values match yours, so make sure you complete the personal statement section of the form.
Location : you will be asked to confirm the location you are applying for during the process.
Interviews : early March. Due to ongoing covid-19 restrictions we expect to conduct virtual interiews initially.
What We Offer
In addition to your annual salary, we can offer a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, and numerous other employee benefits.
Further details on our benefits can be found .
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.