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Working at Canal & River Trust

What we do

We are one of the UK’s biggest charities and we care for 2,000 miles of canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs because we believe life is better by water.

Along with our waterways we also manage museums, archives and the country’s third largest collection of historic buildings. These all enable us to offer wellbeing opportunities to millions of people each year.

Supporting this varied community who live, work and play on our canals means that we need an incredibly varied workforce. From engineers to ecologists, museum attendants to marketers, hundreds of people work at the Trust, all striving to make sure life is always better by the water.

Our benefits

We care about our people and we recognise that our diverse teams have different personal needs from work. For that reason, we offer core benefits to our employees and a number of additional benefits which people may opt to take advantage of.


All employees who start with us receive 25 days leave.


Automatically enrolled into the DC Salary Sacrifice Pension scheme at 3 %, the trust will double your contribution to a maximum of 10%.

Other benefits

A health care cash plan
Flexible working
Payroll giving with charities aid foundation
Boat license concessions
Discounts on boating holidays
A holiday purchase scheme
Cycle to work scheme
Car salary sacrifice scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Performance Development Training for all managers
Open access to Learning after 1 years’ service – Cash towards a course of your choice
Life Assurance 5x Salary cover
Personal Group – Discounts on high street retailers covering travel to clothes
Free Fishing facilities
Discounts with HSS hire & Microsoft Office
Support with Eyesight tests and contribution towards glasses
2 days per annum volunteering days for your chosen charity

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