Our Waterway Legacy Leadership Programme is aimed at volunteers who wish to take the lead in canal restoration, but may not yet have the confidence to do so. We are investing in 15 volunteers who will receive over £1,000 worth of training and development across 2020 and 2021. The aim is to meet the needs of the restoration sector to ensure robust and volunteer led canal and waterways restoration projects continue to thrive and deliver the benefits of restored waterways to communities across the country.
The programme will recruit up to 15 participants and provide training and mentoring to the selected candidates. The programme will offer accepted candidates opportunities to attend internal and external training to develop identified skills required to lead canal restoration projects and those being sought across both engineering and construction.
The training programme is still a work in progress, however candidates can expect external and internal training to cover various aspects of working on a construction site including: Site Supervision Safety Training Scheme, heritage bricklaying, machine and tool training, leadership training and more. If you have identified other training opportunities that would benefit yourself and canal restoration let us know and we may be able to incorporate it into the programme.
A number of home based modules will be created to develop the participant’s knowledge of WRG processes, most notably that of CDM regulations. The modules will put into practice skills being developed at varying parts of the programme. Modules may include topics such as:
Each participant will be provided with an experienced restoration mentor with a background in leading projects, engineering or construction to provide support and advice throughout the programme.
Anyone aged over 18 can apply for this opportunity, half of the selected candidates must be below the age of 40.
Download and return the 2020 application form Preference will be given to those who demonstrate eagerness to get involved with future canal restoration work.
If you would like to discuss the opportunity, you can contact Alex Melson via email at email@example.com or call 01494 783453 ext.607.
The programme will run from April 2020 to April 2021. A full outline for training will available in the new year.
Besides, being part of a unique heritage and cultural experience, selected volunteers will benefit from the following:
Absolutely nothing, all training costs will be covered by WRG. Candidates will also be provided £200 worth of expenses to attend the training.
Individuals from lower income backgrounds can apply for a Social Mobility Grant to secure further travel expenses and support interactions with their mentor. Each application to the Social Mobility Grant will be independently reviewed.
For more information on how to get involved, please contact Alex Melson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01494 783 453 ext 607