Trustee Vacancies

To help guide our future strategy, we are seeking a number of trustees.  The new trustees will use their skillsets and experience to develop the thinking that will help us to grow our influence and our supporter base. They will develop our competence and capability to connect in the most forward-thinking ways with a diversity of stakeholders, building on the objectives for the Charity set out in our Articles of Association.

If you have demonstrable experience and success relevant to our needs and clear alignment with IWA’s vision of ‘a thriving, growing network of sustainable inland waterways for everyone’, then we look forward to hearing from you.

Information Pack

Please take a look at the information pack to gain a deeper understanding of the trustee role responsibilities and for information on how to apply.

Skill Set Framework

We are asking all applicants to complete a Skill Set Framework covering the range of skills sought for the role.  No one person is likely to have all skills required on the board, so you are invited to complete only those areas where you feel your abilities or experience would add value to the role.

You are invited to add any further comment or supporting materials that you believe will help us to understand the value you can bring to the role. In particular we would be interested in any experience you may have working with other charities, whether or not there is a waterways connection.

How to Apply

Please complete the Skill Set Framework and forward this and any other relevant documents via email to by 5pm Friday 12th June.  

If you wish to discuss the post further, please contact Neil Edwards or Dave Chapman, IWA Deputy Chairman, on 07808 720555

The selection panel will meet in June and applicants will be advised of appointment by Friday 3rd July.

The Selection Panel

Audrey Smith - IWA Vice President and ex-National Chair

Mike Sumner - IWA and WRG Volunteer

Ray Alexander - IWA West Country Branch Chairman

Sir Robert Atkins, Trustee and IWA's North West Region Chairman 

Paul Strudwick, retiring Trustee and IWA London Region Chairman

Dave Chapman, Trustee and IWA Chiltern Branch Chairman ( Chairman of the Panel)

To Apply:


5pm Friday 12th June