Active Ageing Project Co-Ordinator

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Kidsgrove, Stoke-on-Trent
£23,000 plus excellent benefits
02 Apr 2019
25 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Active Ageing Project Co-Ordinator

£23,000 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.

This is your opportunity to co-ordinate the delivery of those activities while also acting as leader and coach for some of them yourself. The role involves recruiting and managing a group of project volunteers, making sure they get proper induction and training, and providing them with ongoing one-to-one support. You’ll also need to ensure each activity is properly monitored, which will mean collecting data on participation and volunteers.

About you

We’re looking for someone with a proven track record in this field, including experience of delivering projects and activities, planning events, engaging with the community, and managing volunteers. Some experience of marketing and data collection is also needed.

A strong all-around communicator, with good IT and time management skills, you’ll have what it takes to motivate teams of volunteers and to build and maintain strong relationships with everyone around you.

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.

To apply

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 2019-5537 when applying.