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The charity making life better by water

Our jobs

Join us and you’ll get to work with a friendly and enthusiastic team of people. We work in a wide variety of roles all around England and Wales, but we all care passionately about our canals and rivers.

Working in the office

On the waterways

Opportunities to work along the canals and rivers in your local area are continually updated on our careers pages. These include lock keepers, workshop operatives, leisure assistants and enforcement officers. These roles are usually based outdoors, acting as a focal point and face of your local waterway.

Specialist skills

Maintaining our locks, our bridges and the canals themselves are key to our continued success and development, and specialist skills are often needed on a national and regional basis. We are always keen to hear from engineers, planners, surveyors and project managers who can bring experience from any sector to work on an impressive variety of projects.


Our desk-based departments include marketing, procurement, HR, administration and finance, and we offer a variety of opportunities at varying levels. We are now a home-working/hybrid charity with a number of Hub spaces across England and Wales kitted out with practical working areas, including solo desks and meeting rooms. We live and work by the same values as our colleagues who are based out on the waterways, making this a great place to be.

Last Edited: 03 February 2023

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