Lead Volunteer Gloucester & Sharpness canal


Activities: Leadership and management

Starts: 25 July 2021 to 30 March 2022

Gloucester Hub, Gloucester & Sharpness canal, Gloucestershire

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What's involved?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed individual to co-ordinate and lead our ever-growing group of volunteers in the Trust. In particular, we need help with organising our volunteer towpath team (TTF) on the Gloucester & Sharpness canal. You will help coordinate the work programme, order materials, ensure H&S policies are followed and be the main point of contact for the TTF. The team’s base for storage and welfare facilities will be one of our work boats. You will also be able to use the Gloucester Hub for admin tasks.
In return for a regular commitment of your time, we provide the opportunity to gain experience and put your skills into practice, to ensure the smooth day to day running of volunteer activities and give our volunteers the best experience possible.
This is a responsible role with a lot to offer the right person, so if it sounds just what you've been looking for, we'd love to talk to you about it!

What's in it for you?

Through this role you will gain a strong set of skills and experience, A strong set of skills & experience, ideal for those looking to gain practical work experience and increase their employability. Dedicated training and networking is an essential part of the role, and you'll be supported by existing Lead volunteers and staff as you develop your skills. With a wide range of projects across your area, it's a great way to explore your local waterways and meet lots of new people from a wide range of backgrounds. You will have the opportunity to gain a Helms Certificate – other training will be agreed with your Task Manager.

What skills are we looking for?

Strong people skills, including patience, listening and the ability to respond to volunteers' needs plus:
• Good organisational skills
• Enthusiasm for the waterways and the Trust's values
• Good understanding of health & safety principles
• Experience of your areas of work desirable
• Experience of volunteering, especially working in a team desirable
• Comfortable with IT

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