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Towpath Fundraiser

Canal & River Trust
£9.00 phr


The Role

The Candidate



Are you looking to enjoy the colourful autumnal days outdoors and being paid for the privilege? Do you have an interest in the great outdoors and a passion for the beautiful waterways of Britain? If so, we have an exciting opportunity that could be a perfect fit for you.

  • Full time & Part time positions available
  • Immediate start & full training given
  • £9.00 phr
  • Weekly pay
  • (30 hours pw - full time or 12-20 hours pw - part time)


We are looking for some friendly, outgoing and charismatic people to join our wonderful team and work in some beautiful surroundings as Charity Towpath Fundraiser.

You will help to raise awareness and promote our Friends Scheme along the canal towpaths.

The role will be a part time ongoing contract, offering £9.00 per hour basic pay plus other benefits. Initial (paid) training will start immediately.

We are a charity entrusted with protecting and improving 2000 miles of waterways that flow through the most vibrant cities and countryside across England & Wales.

The local canals and rivers provide a haven for people and nature and Canal & River Trust is here so you have a place to escape... A place where you can step off the pavement, onto the towpath and breathe. Many people don’t realise that our waterways are here largely thanks to the efforts of thousands of volunteers and the generous donations we receive from our ‘Friends’ greatly assist these efforts. To be able to continue to protect our waterways for future generations to come, we need people who share our passion for them. Therefore we are looking for passionate people to come on board as Towpath Fundraisers.

Have a look at the details below and hopefully we’ll hear from you soon…

The Role

You will be speaking to people on the towpaths by the canals and rivers to raise awareness and get regular donations as part of our “become a Friend” campaign by speaking to as many people as possible.

You will be responsible for sharing engaging stories of our historic network, captivating wildlife and idyllic locations. You will work as part of a team to achieve the desired funding in order for the Canal & River Trust to continue further development along the waterways. On occasions you will have the opportunity to assist with events and festivals. Age is no bar to this type of work, as long as you are fit enough to get to our countryside sites. Having your own transport is also an advantage.

The Candidate

• Someone who has a genuine passion for the canal and river network in Britain.

• Ability to build relationships quickly with people through face to face engagement.

• A real love for the outdoors, whether it is through sport, leisure or nature.

• Excited about becoming part of a local team and help the charity to achieve its fundraising objective.

• Target driven mentality.

• The charisma to be able to inspire others.

Available shifts:

We normally work 3 to 5 shifts per week. Shifts can be between 4 and 7 hours long and usually occur between the hours of 10.00 to 17.00. We tend to work when footfall is greatest so weekend working is obligatory. If working a 5 day week you would be expected to work Wednesday - Sunday and if working 3 days per week, Friday – Sunday.

You must be over 18 years old to apply.

Please send across an updated copy of your CV to Karl at Inspired People who are recruiting on behalf of the Trust by clicking apply or call on 01275 370 320 to be considered for this fantastic opportunity.

If you don’t have a CV, don’t worry, apply by telephone for a chat and if we think you have the skills we’ll interview you!

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