Project Manager and Skipper for Community Canal Boat Charity

London (Greater)
12 Feb 2018
16 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Angel Community Canal Boat Trust (‘ACCT’) requires a project manager and skipper.

ACCT (‘the Angel Boat’) is a registered charity based in Islington, London N1 (Regent’s Canal) which operates a community canal boat, Angel II of Islington (72’ steel narrow boat), for use by local community groups, principally, but not exclusively, for children and young people, and elderly and isolated individuals. ACCT has been operating Islington’s community canal boat as a charity for 40 years with financial and general support from Islington Council. We currently have 3 years’ funding from Children in Need towards our summer residential project. In 2015 we were awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

The project manager and skipper is our sole employee and the role involves responsibility for the day to day running and maintenance of Angel II and day to day operation of ACCT, including:-

  • developing projects based on the canal and Angel II appropriate for target user groups, and developing contacts and partnerships with potential users principally in the London Borough of Islington and neighbouring areas
  • obtaining and managing bookings, and liaising with hirers and planning trips and dealing with inquiries
  • acting as skipper on day and residential trips, working with user groups (under their own leaders) to maximise the potential of a canal trip including teaching boat handling skills and sharing information about the flora, fauna and history of the inland waterways
  • basic maintenance of the boat
  • ensuring the requirements of our funding are met in terms of target groups, record keeping and appropriate and required reporting
  • identifying potential funding sources or partnership arrangements so as to maintain the viability of ACCT and pursuing applications for funding and grants
  • developing volunteers to assist with supporting all aspects of the operation of ACCT including acting as relief skippers
  • reporting to the Trustees (attending Trustee meetings as required) providing written reports (as required) and self-managing on a day to day basis.

The project manager and skipper will be supported by a team of volunteer trustees and a small group of further volunteers.

Previous experience of inland waterways, an enhanced DBS and previous experience in work with children and young people and in managing others will be essential. A Certificate in Community Boat Management (CCBM) is desirable and the post-holder will be encouraged to become a CCBM trainer.

The applicant should complete an application form, which can be downloaded from our website or obtained by email, or submit a CV with a covering letter containing a personal statement and covering the matters set out in the application form.

Interviews in week commencing 12 March 2018.

For more information visit our website or contact the chair of trustees by email via the button below.

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