Canal & River Trust
Find wellbeing in your working week
At the Canal & River Trust we believe that spending time by water can make us happier and healthier. That’s not only true for the people who enjoy boating, walking and relaxing on our 2,000 miles of canals and rivers, it’s also true for our colleagues and volunteers who work hard every day to ensure that life really is better by water.
Independent research shows that regularly being on or next to our waterways makes you feel better. Imagine then, the wellbeing benefits of spending your working days out on the towpath. For anyone who likes being in the great outdoors, the Trust has a vast number of opportunities and there are all sorts of ways you can take your next steps with us.
Whether you’re right at the start of your career or you’re looking for a new challenge, our people work across disciplines including ecology, heritage, engineering, volunteer management, project management and many more.
Cybeles joined us a student volunteer while studying for her MSc in
Energy and Sustainable Building Design at De Montfort University. For
six weeks, Cybeles and her friends helped us tidy up the River Soar in
Leicester, picking up litter, planting and building bird boxes. Cybeles
Good for the soul
At the Trust we’re proud to have so many dedicated volunteers working
with us. Karen joined our Towpath Taskforce team in Sefton because she
wanted to give something back to the community, but she discovered that
volunteering with the Trust led to so much more than that.
“Without volunteering, I know I would never have managed to get a job. It gave me life-skills that I probably couldn’t have gained elsewhere. I would certainly recommend it as not only do you make new friends and gain confidence, you also make a difference to the local community and that surely is good for the soul.”
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Hayley joined us as a heritage trainee from a career in horticulture. She wanted to carry on working outside, but in an organisation that helped her to learn new skills and feel like she was making a difference. As well as brickwork and carpentry, Hayley enjoyed learning about the fascinating history of our canals and being part of the team bringing them to life today.
It takes a lot of hard work to make sure that our canals and rivers stay special. That’s why our colleagues and volunteers are dedicated to making our waterways the best places they can be. From ecologists to engineers and hydrologists to historians, our experts work together to ensure that every time you step onto the towpath you experience the best the waterways can offer. An enticing natural environment, a refuge where nature and history can exist alongside each other, ready for everyone to discover.
Could you be part of our team, working to transform canals and rivers into spaces where local people want to spend time and feel better? Our waterways are a 2,000 mile green-blue ribbon which connects wildlife habitats, protects heritage and builds stronger communities. We know that our work will bring wellbeing opportunities to millions of people across England and Wales, but we also suspect that joining us will make you feel pretty good about your working week as well.
We have professional roles, seasonal roles and volunteer roles (including Lead volunteer roles) available right now. To find out more go to www.canalrivertrust.org.uk or receive all our latest news, offers and more by signing up to our newsletter.