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Desmond Family Canoe Trail
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We're currently looking for people like you to get involved with our partnership.
Help us develop the most diverse waterways in England and Wales.
See the Chair’s message here.
The South Wales & Severn Waterways Partnership has up to five vacancies.
Waterway Partnerships are a key part of our governance. We give people a voice in the development and management of their waterway, shape plans for each waterway and guide our decisions about spending.
Part of our work is about seeking opportunities for investment in the waterways with partner organisations, finding new resources and capacity to improve the assets and facilities around the waterways and widening access to them. All of this is about developing local engagement and championing the interests and appeal of all the South Wales & Severn waterways network across all our communities and age ranges.
The Chair of each Partnership has a seat on our Council. The South Wales & Severn Partnership is chaired by David Hagg. We currently have a membership of seven.
The Partnerships are made up of a range of people drawn from different interests. This includes boating and other waterway activities, such as angling, cycling and restoration. It also includes wider interests and skills, including regeneration; environment; engineering; marketing and wider partnership working with the public, commercial and charitable sectors.
Further background on the Partnership and its members can be found here.
The Partnership works closely with our senior staff to develop Strategic Plans for the South Wales & Severn waterways. These plans include specific actions which are supported in waterway business plans and attract Trust funding and resources. The actions are linked to our strategic objectives and ultimately aim to encourage more people to use and get involved with their local waterway and to add value to the work of the Waterway Manager and his team, and the resources they have available.
We now need five new members to the partnership. We are particularly looking for skills and experience in the following areas - angling; cycling; youth and education; marketing and promotion; health and well-being. We are keen to increase the diversity of backgrounds amongst Partnership members.
We are looking for candidates who can initiate and drive projects, are effective in team and partnership settings, and have good communication skills. Partnership members are expected to act as ambassadors for the Trust and present to a wide range of audiences. You will be expected to take a lead in one or more of the areas of action we are developing through our Ten Year Strategy. The duty of all members of the Partnership is to act in the best interests of the waterway rather than to represent any particular interest or cause.
Read the Terms of Reference for the Partnership here
View the Role Profile here
The roles are voluntary with agreed expenses reimbursed, and will involve approximately 2-3 days a month. Appointments are for up to three years.
If you would like to apply to be a Member, please complete our simple application form and return to firstname.lastname@example.org along with a short CV. Arrangements for interviews will be agreed with shortlisted candidates.
If you wish to discuss this further, please contact:
David Hagg on 01453 731306
Nick Worthington, waterway manager, on 01452 318002
Canal & River Trust encourages diversity reflecting the communities around the waterways.
Please pass on this information to any others who may be interested in this role.
Last date edited: 19 June 2017