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Volunteer Project Manager - Montgomery Canal restoration


Reference: OPP0006016

Activities: Heritage, Leadership and management, Other specialist roles, Project management, Regularly

Starts: Anytime

Closing Date: 1 May 2018

Montgomery Canal

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Boosted by recent successful funding applications, the restoration of the Montgomery Canal (known affectionately as ‘the Monty’) is entering a new phase.

We are seeking a volunteer Project Manager with an interest in the waterways and the enthusiasm to support the project management of Schoolhouse Bridge between Crickheath and Llanymynech. We are flexible to an extent on where this role is based, although our Northwich or Ellesmere offices would be the most suitable locations to be based in.

Comfortable with implementing schedules to meet key milestones and project objectives, as well as managing a project budget, you will be required to maintain key relationships with a variety of local and national stakeholders, both internal and external to the Trust. As this is a canal restoration project, you will also need to be sympathetic to environmental and heritage matters, as well as maintaining a view of health & safety.


You will play an important role in the restoration of this much loved canal, helping to bring it back into use.

Skills required

We envisage this role will require at least one day per week. You will need the following skills and experience:

•A HND/degree in a relevant subject is essential, ideally complemented by a Project Management qualification
•Experience of successfully managing projects
•You will be experienced and comfortable working with volunteers
•A listening ear, the ability to negotiate and handle difficult situations is essential
•Comfortable with some media attention as this is a high profile restoration

For more details of this role, please contact Amanda Morgan (amanda.morgan@canalrivertrust.org.uk).

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