Vacancies: Be our Canal Life Officer

Recruitment for this post has now closed

Canal Life Officer / Inverness / Part-time

Salary: £27,500 FTE (37 hours)

Salary info: 14 hours per week

Status: Fixed Term until June 2018

Closing date: Midday on Friday 17th March

Location: Inverness


Could you help drive the success of an innovative volunteering, heritage, environment and community project on the Caledonian Canal?  Working with children, young people, volunteers and the general public we are looking for someone who can enthuse and motivate people and connect them with the heritage of the Caledonian Canal.

You’ll design, co-ordinate, deliver and evaluate hands-on built and heritage activities with volunteers and a wide range of stakeholders in local communities from Inverness to Fort William.

You will be able demonstrate a proven track record in:

  • Developing and implementing practical, outdoors opportunities
  • Delivering natural heritage activities for community groups, and in particular harder to reach target groups including disengaged young people and people experiencing isolation
  • Linking with partners and other organisations to promote outdoor educational activities
  • Adhering to Health & Safety systems and procedures
  • Contribute to reporting and evaluation
  • Managing programme budgets effectively

This post is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Postcode Local Trust and Hugh Fraser Foundation.

Organisation Profile:

Scottish Waterways Trust is Scotland’s only national waterways charity, creating brighter futures for people, communities and wildlife across Scotland’s canals.

By connecting people with the heritage, wildlife and green open spaces of the Scottish canals through pioneering and innovative projects, we inspire people to get active, improve their health and mental well-being, employment prospects and community life.

Application notes:

To apply, download the role profile and send a CV and detailed covering letter explaining what role you are applying for and why this role is for you to or Rose Henderson, Scottish Waterways Trust, New Port Downie, Lime Road, Falkirk, FK1 4RS

Interviews will be held on Monday 27th March at Scottish Canals Office Inverness