Canal & River Trust seeks New Chairperson for the Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership

The Canal & River Trust – the new charity responsible for 2,000 miles of waterways in England and Wales – is recruiting a Chairperson for its Kennet & Avon Waterway Partnership.

The Waterway Partnership plays a key part in shaping how the Kennet & Avon and Bridgwater & Taunton Canals are run, and importantly is helping to give people a greater role in looking after their local waterways.

Reporting to the chair of trustees and council, the Chair of the Partnership is a lead ambassador for the waterway. In addition to having a track record of championing the interests of community and voluntary sector organisations, it will be important for the Chair to have experience of working with local authorities and business at a senior level.

The role is voluntary with expenses paid and will involve approximately two-four days a month.

Roger Hanbury, head of governance services at the Canal & River Trust, said: “This is an exciting role in a new charity. We are looking for an outstanding person to help take us forward as the Trust develops its work in its formative years.

“The Kennet & Avon and Bridgwater & Taunton Canals cover a huge geographical area and play an extremely important and varied role in the communities which they run through. As an ambassador for the waterways, the new Chair will have a crucial role in helping local people enjoy their waterways and improve them for future generations.”

More details about the role are available at http://canalrivertrust.org.uk/about-us/meet-the-team/waterway-partnerships/waterway-partnership-vacancies If you wish to discuss further contact Mark Stephens, Waterway Manager, on 01380 737901.

If you would like to apply please complete our application form and return to brenda.adams@canalrivertrust.org.uk by 11 March 2013.

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