Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 6:19:53 PM Coordinated Universal Time
United Kingdom England UK, West Midlands, Birmingham

Stoke-on-trent, England, United Kingdom

Part-time · Entry Level

1,001-5,000 Employees · Civic And Social Organizations

Actively Recruiting

About The Job

Internal Job Title - Craft Operative -joiner ***

The Canal & River Trust Is One Of The Uk’s Largest Charities, We Maintain 2,000 Miles Of Historic Canals, Rivers, Docks And Reservoirs, Along With Museums, Archives And The Country’s Third Largest Collection Of Protected Historic Buildings - Preserving Them For Future Generations. Our Waterways Are Exciting, Vibrant Places To Work.

Ensuring Our Waterways Are Available For Customers To Enjoy Is A Year Round Activity, And Every Year During The Winter Period Our Construction Teams Focus On Delivering A Specific Planned Winter Works Programme. Working Together With Our Operations And Engineering Teams We Deliver Essential Maintenance And Improvements Across The Network. The Winter Works Programme Is Both Challenging And Satisfying, As We Our Combine Construction, Heritage And Technical Skills To Successfully Deliver Our Plan Each Year.

We Are Looking For An Experienced Craft Operative (Multi-skilled) To Join Our North West Team.

As A Craft Operative For Our Waterway You Will Play An Important Role Applying To Help Us Improve, Maintain, And Preserve Our Wonderful Network For Our Customers To Enjoy Today And Into The Future. This Will Involve Undertaking The, Refurbishment Or Repair Of Canal Infrastructure Including Locks / Bridges/ Aqueducts / Towpaths And Associated Equipment, Working Efficiently To Defined Safety /Environmental And Heritage Standards At All Times.

The Post Holders Will Be Required To Work An Annualised Hour’s System Which Includes Working Any 5 Days Out Of 7 Rota'd System Including Statutory Holidays And Weekends. Our Craft Operatives Look After Specific Stretches Of Our Regional Waterways, However The Team Are Naturally Called Upon To Support Work In Other Areas As Required, So You Need To Have Your Own Transport And Valid Uk Driving Licence. We Would Also Welcome Applicants Who Would Like To Be Considered For Part Time Hours, Please Contact Us On Crt.Recruitment@Canalrivertrust.Org.Uk If You Wish To Explore This Option Further.

The Role Will Be Based At Manchester & Pennine Red Bull (St7 3Ap) This Role Will Involve Regular Travel Along The Regional Canal Network.

Occasionally You May Also Be Required To Work In Other Areas Of Region North West

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About The Role

As A Craft Operative For Our Waterway You Will Play An Important Role Improving, Maintaining And Preserving Our Wonderful Waterway Network For Our Customers To Enjoy By Efficiently Maintaining Our Locks And Other Assets Along The Local Network In Line With Safety Requirements And Heritage Standards.

Responding To Work Priorities And Business Needs, You Will Enhance The Reputation Of The Network And Support Canal & River Trust’s Aims To Improve Safety; Protecting The Heritage And Integrity Of The Inland Waterway Network.

Our Craft Operatives Perform A Unique And Varied Role; From Fitting New Lock Gates As They Are Replaced, Refurbishing Or Repairing Existing Lock Gates And Structures, And Associated Equipment, To Ensure It Is Working Efficiently & To Defined Standards. You Will Be Working With Specialist Teams And Experts In Their Field As Our Multi-disciplinary Teams Work Together To Improve Our Waterways And Ensure Our 200+ Year Old Assets Can Be Enjoyed For Years To Come.


Working Outside, Carry Out Maintenance And Repairs Works To The Waterway Infrastructure To Ensure Network Availability Is Maximised. Repairs Will Often Involve Sensitive Heritage Or Environment Solutions Which The Role Will Be Expected To Be Familiar With. In Some Instances, The Operative Will Be Expected To Complete Repairs To The Highest Standard Utilising Relevant Skills And Experience.

Using Your Construction Skills And Expertise To Undertake The Manufacture & Refurbishment Within A Timely Manner, In Accordance With Defined Standards And Agreed Programmes.

Operate A Variety Of Machinery, Plant, Tools And Other Equipment In Accordance With Canal & River Trust’s Safety Standards And Where Appropriate Support In-house Maintenance.

Undertake General Housekeeping Of Personal Equipment, Workshop Equipment And Workspace Ensuring All Are Maintained To Defined Standards.

Timely Response To Customers’ Queries And Requirements, Including Responding To Emergencies.

Ensure All Equipment (Ppe, Plant, Materials Etc) Is Appropriate For The Task.

Understand And Interpret Technical Drawings To Translate Into Production.

Work Alongside And Supervise Volunteers To Ensure The Trust Has Sufficient Resources To Be Sustainable, Whilst Ensuring The Satisfaction Of The Volunteers Is High.

Operate Regionally Displaying The Appropriate Flexibility Needed To Deliver The Nationally Prioritised Works Programme. This Will Occasionally Involve Travelling Further Distances To Undertake Repair Work.

About You


General Construction Skills Are A Minimum Requirement. Whilst It Is Also Important That You Can Turn Your Hand To Other Skills Which Will Be Taught Along The Way, An Understanding Of, And High Level Of Competence In Certain Disciplines Are Necessary. You May Have A Background In The Building Trade, Or From A Specialist Construction Craft Background.


Apprenticeship Or Equivalent Qualification (Or Experience) Eg City & Guilds Level Ii, Nvq Level Ii

Experience Handling Plant/Equipment In Group A Eg Chainsaw, Hand Power Tools, Fork Lift Truck.

Experience Of Working Within Relevant Discipline Eg Joinery, Carpentry, Bricklaying, Etc.

Experience Of Reading Technical Drawings.

Full Valid Uk Driving Licence - You Will Need To Be Able To Respond Across The Region And Get To Where The Team Need You.

To Apply Click On The "Apply For This Job" Button And Follow The Process - Complete The Application Form & Upload Current Cv.

If You Have Any Questions About The Role Please Contact Crt.Recruitment@Canalrivertrust.Org.Uk

We Are Currently Conducting Our Interview Processes Virtually As We Continue To Respect And Follow Necessary Social Distancing Guidance To Protect Our Team And Our Candidates. You May Be Invited To A Face To Face Further Stage Interview Which Will Always Be Conducted Following Strict Social Distancing Guidelines.

At The Trust We Care Passionately For Our Waterways, And As Importantly, For Those Who Look After And Use Them. We Strongly Believe That A Diverse Workforce Brings With It A Diversity Of Ideas, Thinking And Ways Of Working Which Enhances What We Do As A Trust.

In Addition To Your Salary Of £23,098 We Offer Access To A Generous Contributory Dc Pension Plan, And Excellent Annual Holiday Entitlement. More Information On Our Benefits Can Be Found Here (Https//Canalrivertrust.Org.Uk/About-us/Work-for-us/Our-benefits)

We Are Striving To Represent The Diverse Communities That We Are A Part Of. All Candidates Will Be Treated On The Basis Of Their Merits, Skills And Abilities And Solely By Being Assessed Against The Requirements For The Job. Many Of Our Vacancies Can Be Considered For People Who Wish To Work Flexibly, Job Share Or Part Time.