Situations Vacant

Volunteer Role Vacancies

Health and Safety Officer

Commitment: Part time variable:  Working from home and visiting worksites as required.

Suitable Experience: Experience of Health and Safety legislation within the construction industry.

Please contact us for job description.


Company Secretary Position filled. We welcome Ashley to our team 🙂

Commitment: Approximately two days per month, attendance at monthly meetings (most likely Zoom).  Preparation for and attendance of the Society AGM.

Suitable Experience: Work or experience in an organisation where responsibility included legal matters, some knowledge of employment law and, if possible, experience of voluntary organisations.

Please contact us for the full job description. 


Volunteer Coordinator

Would suit: Self-motivated people person

Outline of the post:  Meet & greet new volunteers to establish areas of interest and to find a volunteering role which suits.  To assist team leaders in finding volunteers for a specific project.

Essential skills:  Excellent IT, good communicator


Ecology Advisor

Would suit: Self motivated professional or keen amateur with an interest in the natural world

Outline of post: Responsible in keeping the Society up to date with ecology issues and liaising with Canal and River Trust Ecologists and organisations like Wildlife Trusts etc.  It’s a job to develop in ways which appeal

Essential skills: Basic IT and record keeping


Operations Manager, Woolsthorpe Position Filled. We welcome Colin to our Team 🙂

Would suit: Self-motivated person who is well organised and enjoys rural life and has a ‘can do attitude’

Outline of post: Responsible for the organisation of routine maintenance on the canal, in charge of workboats and the coordination of volunteers to carry out the work

Essential skills: Management of volunteers, team building, planning workloads


Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Lead Position Filled. We welcome Heather to our team 🙂

Would suit: Self- motivated person who is organised, with an interest in helping young people meet their aspirations

Outline of the post: This is a new role within the Society.  You will coordinate activities with support from team leaders

Essential Skills: Enjoy working with young people, record keeping, basic IT skills


Events Team Lead

Would suit: Self-motivated person with organisational skills

Outline of the post: To head up our Events Team in putting on events, mainly at our canal depot, on public open days

Essential Skills: You will be a people person with excellent IT skills and enjoy making things happen


Social Secretary

Would suit: Self motivated person with organisational skills

Outline of the post:  To organise a small number of social events for our volunteers throughout the year.  This might range from inviting a speaker to deliver a presentation to organising team dinners and our annual Christmas Dinner

Essential skills: You will be a people person with Basic IT

Further roles required in the continued expansion of our work in returning the canal to navigation:

Purchasing Assistant

To help control the flow of materials required for our new developments. Position filled.  We welcome Tony to our team 🙂


To establish the topography of worksites.  To develop plans for new construction

Recycling Assistant

To head up a project to review silt removal from the canal

To offer innovative ideas for recovery and sale of recovered material

This is a continuous requirement on the canal to maintain navigation

Many of the above roles are capable of being undertaken from home, living near the waterway is not necessarily a requirement.  An interest in and an understanding of waterways would help, but is not essential.


If you have a skill which you think will benefit the Society – the Grantham Canal needs YOU!

Join the team – get in touch today to find out how you can play your part in one of Britain’s biggest restoration jobs!


To find out more about how you can support us in any of these roles:


Your support is vital if we’re to continue doing this!