Active Ageing Project Lead

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Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent
£26,000 plus excellent benefits
02 Apr 2019
25 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Active Ageing Project Lead

£26,000 plus excellent benefits

Fixed term contract until end February 2021

Based in Kidsgrove

About the role

At the Canal & River Trust, we believe life’s better by water, and that the waterways we take care of have an important contribution to make to the health and wellbeing of local communities and economies. The Active Ageing, Cheshire Canals project is typical of the work we do – an externally funded programme of activities designed to engage over 55s in physical activity across Cheshire.

You’ll take care of the overall project management of this programme, from establishing project strategy to designing and implementing project plans. Key responsibilities will include managing project budgets, leading the volunteer strategy, and implementing the communications and marketing plan. Relationship management will be a key part of your role, as you build strong partnerships with local organisations and agencies, and liaise with key stakeholders both inside and outside the Trust. You will also be line managing and supporting one other member of the team.

About you

This role calls for broad project management experience in areas including health and wellbeing, physical activity and volunteering. You’ll have first-hand knowledge of financial management, community engagement and effective partnership working. Plus you’ll be a proven manager of team members and volunteers.

Other areas of experience we’re looking for include event planning, publicity and marketing, and data analysis. You’ll also need to be a strong all-round communicator, who knows how to present outcomes and achievements in a great light.

About us

We’re the charity who look after and bring to life 2,000 miles of canals and rivers. Our waterways contribute to the health and wellbeing of local communities and economies, creating attractive and connected places to live, work, volunteer and spend leisure time. These historic, natural and cultural assets form part of the strategic and local green-blue infrastructure network, linking urban and rural communities as well as habitats. Our waterways are on the doorstep of 8 million people and reach some of the most deprived communities within the UK. By caring for our waterways and promoting their use we believe we can improve the wellbeing of our nation.  Come and be part of it.

We aim to represent the diverse communities we are part of and welcome applicants from across all sectors of the community. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce brings with it a diversity of ideas, thinking and ways of working which enhances what we do. Many of our vacancies can be considered for people who wish to work flexibly, job share or part time.

To find out more and apply, visit our website by clicking the apply button.

Please quote reference number 2019-5538 when applying.