Our benefits

We care about our people and we recognise that our diverse teams have different personal needs from work. For that reason, we offer core benefits to our employees and a number of additional benefits which people may opt to take advantage of.

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What we offer you


All employees who start with us receive 25 days leave.

Employees with more than 3 years - 27 days

Employees with more than 5 years – 30 days

Exclusive of bank holidays


Automatically enrolled into the DC Salary Sacrifice Pension scheme at 3 %, the trust will double your contribution to a maximum of 10%.

Your personal contribution Canal & River Trust contribution
3% 6%
4% 8%
5% 10%

Please read our latest document regarding our waterways pension fund.

Other benefits

  • A health care cash plan
  • Childcare vouchers - Tax and NI savings on childcare provision
  • Flexible working
  • Payroll giving with charities aid foundation
  • Boat license concessions
  • Discounts on boating holidays
  • A holiday purchase scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Car salary sacrifice scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Performance Development Training for all managers
  • Open access to Learning after 1 years’ service – Cash towards a course of your choice*
  • Life Assurance 5x Salary cover
  • Personal Group – Discounts on high street retailers covering travel to clothes
  • Free Fishing facilities
  • Discounts with HSS hire & Microsoft Office
  • Support with Eyesight tests and contribution towards glasses*
  • 2 days per annum volunteering days for your chosen charity

*T&C apply


The Trust is committed to supporting the health and well-being of all its employees, volunteers, contractors and partners. As part of this commitment, we have signed up to the Mindful Employer charter.

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Last date edited: 18 September 2020