Advertised Salary: £24,669 inclusive of allowances
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 opportunities for 2 Volunteering Leader's within our dynamic and enthusiastic Wales & Southwest operations team, based at Newbury and covering the regional canal networks (Kennet & Avon).
See our network here: https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/enjoy-the-waterways/canal-and-river-network
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.
The post holder 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, weekends and an 'on call' system.
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.
About the role
As Volunteering Leader, you will report directly to the Area Operations Manager, and work closely with not only volunteers, but operational team colleagues across the wider Wales & Southwest team as you plan, assist, deliver and manage successful volunteer activities and events in 2021 and beyond.
The restrictions and challenges that COVID-19 has brought within and outside of the Trust has had a significant impact on our programme of activities planned for the Region, however we now plan to pick up those activities that were paused and deliver new programmes within our plan for 2021 with perhaps a new perspective on what we can deliver and how we can make it happen. 2021 will continue to challenge us as nationally we continue to work within ongoing restrictions, however it is important for the Trust to successfully thrive that we continue to work with our current and grow new volunteering relationships to have the positive impact we know we can.
Knowledge, Experience & Skills
It is important that you really love to work with others and get things done through others to succeed in this role. Building and maintaining strong professional relationships is also important and an ability to adapt to diverse approaches and needs of those we work - colleagues and volunteers alike.
We are currently conducting our interview processes virtually as we continue to respect and follow necessary social distancing guidance to protect our team and our candidates. You may be invited to a face-to-face further stage interview which will always be conducted following strict social distancing guidelines.
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If you have any questions about the role, please contact CRT.email@example.com
Closing 7/11/2021, 23:59pm.
What We Offer
In addition to your salary of £22,759, the Canal & River Trust offers a Outer London Allowance, a competitive contributory DC Pension scheme arrangement, great holiday entitlement (increasing with years of service) and numerous other employee benefits, including several salary sacrifice benefits, all of which can be found here (https://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/work-for-us/our-benefits).
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.
Find out more about us on our website
Closing Date: 07/11/2021 Location: Newbury