The restoration team works to help bring our amazing derelict waterways back to life.
As restoration support coordinator, a key part of my role is to be the face of restoration at the Trust and the day-to-day contact for restoration societies. I comment on any planning applications which may affect the line of any unrestored or active canal restorations nationally and support the IWA Restoration Hub and the wider restoration movement as a whole.
Another part of my role is to upskill volunteers within the societies. One way in which we do this is through our series of training and workshops and our annual restoration conference organised with the IWA which happens in spring. I also share all the amazing work volunteers and colleagues are doing around the country by keeping our website and social media channels up to date and producing our quarterly newsletters and volunteer case studies.
I work to increase volunteer participation and build capacity within the restoration movement to ensure that societies have the expertise to tackle complex projects and are sustainable into the future.
I joined the team in May 2018 and feel lucky to work with such passionate individuals whose efforts are not only reviving our waterways but contributing to improving the health of the nation and conserving our local heritage. Prior to joining the restoration team I worked as a volunteer team leader for two years and coordinated the activities of volunteers along the canal in both Manchester and Yorkshire.
Before joining I spent time volunteering overseas and lived in Peru for a year and more recently spent four months in Nicaragua where I worked as a volunteer manager for a sustainable development charity that provided clean water to rural communities through construction projects.
From a young age I always knew that I would work in the third sector. I'm passionate about our fantastic volunteers and love working with an organisation that contributes to creating positive change.
Last date edited: 25 November 2019