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We have vacancies across all of our waterways and in the offices, museums and attractions that support them. We're one of the UK's biggest charities and we take pride in everything we do
If you're thinking of getting in touch then please take a moment to look through these pages as we probably have the answer on our website
Planning & design
All you need to know about planning and design on our canals and rivers
Find a winter mooring
Find a cosy section of canal to hunker down in this winter
10 reasons to take up canoeing
It's a great way to get fit and explore our waterways at the same time
Share the Space
Take a look at our common sense guide to sharing the towpath
Find a place to fish
From reservoirs to club-managed canals and river stretches - find your nearest place to fish
Get your free guide
Download your free guide today and start exploring the waterway nature near you
Download your free guides
You've nine free days out guides to choose from - where will you go first?
Find a walk near you
Are you ready to ramble? Find a waterside stroll or a satisfying hike along our beautiful canals and rivers
Take a look at our upcoming events here.
Find your favourite waterway
With over 95 canals, rivers, reservoirs, docks and navigations, find out more about your favourite waterway
Something for everyone
Help us make a difference and have fun along the way. Find your perfect volunteer role today
Join our team
Could you join your local Towpath Taskforce team and help us to keep our canals looking lovely?
Desmond Family Canoe Trail
If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved with this exciting project, please get in touch
Could you be a volunteer lock keeper?
Find out what's involved with this popular volunteering opportunity
We love and care for your canals and rivers, because everyone deserves a place to escape.
Environment, Office-based, Other specialist roles, Outdoors, Regularly, Surveying
Closing Date: 31 March 2018
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Do you want to be part of a new chapter of the Montgomery Canal, which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest? One of the most picturesque canals on the network, it is only partly navigable, and thanks to a £4 million project, one of the next steps is the creation of a new nature reserve near Oswestry.
To assist our project Ecologist, we are seeking an enthusiastic volunteer to assist with monitoring and management of aquatic habitats, starting in spring 2018 and concluding the placement in autumn 2018. The successful applicant will be based at Ellesmere in Shropshire, and it is expected that the role will require two-three days per week.
Candidates will be short listed from an expression of interest and submission of a CV, and will be invited to an interview in Ellesmere in April 2018.
Ideally suited to someone seeking a mix of fieldwork and desk based data processing, this role will suit a student or graduate who has some relevant knowledge and enthusiasm to get involved. Working on a live project such as this will offer excellent experience and whilst we cannot offer a paid placement, we can offer reasonable travel expenses for this role in addition to all equipment and PPE that is required.
We require someone with a good understanding of environmental issues (along with an interest in aquatic habitats), who can bring enthusiasm and communication skills to this role, alongside research/data management skills.
Happy to work outdoors and in the office, we need someone who has reasonable IT skills too (Word, Excel). Due to the location of the reserve and other sites, you will need access to reliable transport.
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