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Here at British Canoeing we set our standards high and pursue excellence in all that we do; as a National Governing Body of Sport and as a group of individuals.

Canoe Foundation Fundraising and Marketing Lead

Location: Based at National Watersports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Nottingham, NG12 2LU

Due to the nature of the role however, it is possible to work remotely with occasional travel to the office.

Hours: Part time, 22.5 Hours per week. (Flexible arrangement considered)

Salary: £30k-£40k (FTE) per annum depending on experience 

Benefits: Pension Scheme, 25 days annual leave (Plus Bank Holidays)

We know access to blue spaces enrich our lives. We are committed to helping create great places to paddle and protecting our precious waterway environment. Join us in the new position of Canoe Foundation Fundraising & Marketing Lead, and be a part of an exciting new initiative.

The Canoe Foundation Fundraising & Marketing Lead is an exciting opportunity to raise funds and awareness for the official charity partner to British Canoeing. This unique role has been created to lead on the co-ordination of the grant activities of the charity, to generate inward investment and donations, as well as design and manage a marketing campaign.

Proven success in fundraising messaging is essential, as you will play a vital role in engaging local communities and raising funds, helping us continue to create great places to paddle and protect the environment.

The role will work within British Canoeing’s Places to Paddle Team and will be required to bring together colleagues from across many departments. You will integrate and strengthen the impact of the Canoe Foundation within British Canoeing and throughout the paddlesport community.

With significant experience of project management within fundraising or marketing environments, you will ensure the successful alignment and delivery of external-facing activity including supporter communications, social media and events.

Your strong communication and influencing skills will see you navigating a broad group of stakeholders; from potential funders, to clubs, authorities to conservation agencies. You will deploy your analytical expertise to provide meaningful monitoring and evaluation to the Places to Paddle Manager and the Board of Trustees.

Join us and you’ll become part of a team that cares is committed to protecting the environment and enabling more people to access paddlesport.

To apply:

Please email your CV along with a cover letter outlining your personal qualities, skills, experience and motivation for applying for the role.

Please also clearly state your salary expectations.

Please send via email to [email protected]  

Closing date for applications: 12:00noon Friday 23rd April 2021.

Interview date: w/c 3rd May 2021 (Interviews will be held virtually as a first stage)

 

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers.

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

Environmental Project Officer

Location: Thames Region

Contract Type: Contract for Service (Contractors) 1 year contract

Hours:  Full time 5 days a week. Project Fee: £26,000 per annum. 

British Canoeing is the United Kingdom's Governing Body for the sport and recreation of canoeing and kayaking.  This is an exciting time to join British Canoeing, as we have made great progress in delivering Stronger Together – an exciting and ambitious strategy for Paddlesport in the UK and This is role represents a fantastic opportunity to join British Canoeing on a contractor basis.

The purpose of this role is to coordinate a network of volunteers to survey, monitor and action the removal of floating pennywort in Thames Area. To work closely with strategic partners and on the ground with local clubs to tackle floating pennywort in the Thames catchment, to coordinate volunteers, provide training, guidance and promote the project.

The successful candidates will need to demonstrate excellent communications skills as not only will you be working with British Canoeing Clubs and volunteers you will also be working closely alongside key stakeholders including the Angling Trust and the Environment Agency.

The role also requires a wide knowledge of both environmental matters including invasive non-native species and water based recreation.

Experience in sourcing funding is essential to explore, write and bid for future funding opportunities for the project within the Thames area, and in other areas of Great Britain. This will involve engaging with potential partners (including local business, developers and grant making trusts).

For an informal chat please speak to Rich Atkinson (Waterways and Environment Policy Officer) – [email protected]

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter outlining your personal qualities, skills, experience and motivation for applying for the role.  Ideally we are looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible. On application please state your earliest start date and send via email to [email protected]

Closing date for applications is 5pm Tuesday 20th April 2021.

Interviews will take place virtually in the following weeks. 

This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, British Canoeing is only permitted to ask an individual information about ‘unspent’ cautions and convictions. This will be carried out through completion of a DBS Basic Check. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone taking part in our sport, including children and young people, and expect the same commitment from all staff and volunteers. 

British Canoeing is an equal opportunity employer.

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