We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.

News article created on 9 December 2015

We're seeking new trustees

We're looking for up to four new trustees to join our non-executive Board

Green and blue bunting in foreground with canal in background Bunting in Little Venice

The Board of Trustees are the key body responsible for the governance of the Trust. They are also responsible for setting the charity’s strategic direction, and play an important role in helping the organisation to attract new investment and to develop new opportunities.

Applicants with experience in operations and infrastructure management; charitable trusts, the heritage sector, people management and community and government relations are especially welcome. The Trust is particularly interested in applications from candidates with strong networks in, and connections to, Wales and London.

A passion for inland waterways

Allan Leighton, chair of the Canal & River Trust Board of Trustees, said: “The canals and rivers of England and Wales are a national treasure and a local haven for people and wildlife.

“Our long-term strategy is centred on a vision of ‘living waterways that transform places and enrich lives’, and we’re looking for applicants with board level experience and a passion for inland waterways who want to get involved and shape that journey.

“This is a great opportunity to connect our waterways with people and communities across England & Wales, and help to develop strategies that will safeguard our canals and rivers for the generations to come.”

Once appointed, the new trustees will serve a term of up to three years, with the potential to be re-appointed to serve a second term; they will join the Board ahead of the retirement of a number of current members of the Board who joined the Trust ahead of its establishment in 2012.

Successful candidates will need to devote two to three days a month.  The role is voluntary, although travel and other expenses will be fully reimbursed.

For further details, please contact Saxton Bampfylde Ltd, our employment agency advisor, on www.saxbam.com/jobs, using reference code QAWTD. Alternatively please telephone 020 7227 0890 (during office hours), or email to QAWTD@saxbam.com.

The deadline for applications is noon on Wednesday 6 January 2016.