18 month part-time fixed term funded project roles : Leeds (Yorkshire & North East), Nottingham (East Midlands)
We're the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of waterways across Wales and England, 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 delighted to have received funding to support delivery Canal & River Trust activities for "From Isolation to Inclusion (I2I) project in 2021.
This project is funded by Interreg North Sea Region, which the Trust is one of a consortium of partners.
We have 2 part time (30 hours per week) vacancies available, 1 covering Leeds in our Yorkshire & North East region, and 1 covering Nottingham in our East Midlands region.
As we leave a very difficult year behind us, and start our new year with many people nationwide battling isolation, this is an important and impactful project to get involved in.
We are looking for 2 people to lead on developing and piloting new waterway-based interventions to address social isolation and loneliness in targeted communities.
The post-holders will be supported by an internal Project Steering Group and the wider European Partnership. Through regular meetings these groups will shape the strategy and provide support in terms of project delivery models / approaches, reporting, communications and evaluation.
The postholders will be required to take this information and create bespoke waterway-based interventions for the Trust.
Knowledge, Skills / Qualifications & Experience
About the role
We believe that for the right people this is a very special project to take the lead on here at the Trust. The project provides the Trust with an opportunity to test and learn’ piloting a number of new, innovative approaches that we can scale up and roll out in other areas of the organisation.
The project will take a place-based approach, supporting co-creation with communities and co-production with a range of local partners including the health & social care sectors.
Evaluation of these models of working and sharing across the Trust and wider partnership is an important part of this role.
Working primarily with those experiencing or at risk of experiencing loneliness and social isolation, the aim is to highlight and demonstrate the positive impact being by water’ can have on individual and community wellbeing.
The project will seek to empower local people, encouraging volunteer and community-led activities and events. This will build community ownership and embed the project so momentum is sustained and wellbeing benefits are maintained beyond the project funding.
Key accountabilities include :
This will include the proposed financial spend required.
Essential skills and experience :
As this role is on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 Exception Order applicants must state the details of any cautions or convictions whether spent or unspent on the self-disclosure section of the application form.
This job involves regulated activity with children and adults at risk as defined by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.
Therefore, an Enhanced Criminal Record check will be undertaken by the successful candidate prior to employment.
A criminal record is not necessarily a bar to employment with us. HR will advise and decisions made on a case by case basis.
Closing date : 23 : 59, 23 February 2021
Interview date : will take place early March 2021
Interview Location : Due to social distancing requirements & government guidance our interviews are currently being conducted virtually using MS Teams
What We Offer
In addition to your salary we offer access to a generous contributory DC Pension Plan, and excellent annual holiday entitlement.
More information 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.
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.