Our Current Vacancies

Current Vacancies as at 29th May 2023

Paid Roles

Applications are invited for the role of Heritage and Funding Officer

This is a unique role where the post-holder will support the Trust in its heritage, restoration, and funding focus. The contract will be for an initial period of 3 months with the possibility for an extension dependent on future funding for the role.

The post-holder will manage specific Trust heritage, restoration, and funding projects. The Trust’s projects will promote restoration, interpretation, education, community engagement and volunteer involvement. The post-holder will also be responsible for liaison with officers working for the canal’s various owners and other partners on their canal specific projects. The post-holder will initially be required to identify future funding opportunities for this post.

The role is for 2 days per week at a gross salary of £1,157 per calendar month (£34,723 per year full-time equivalent). 

A relevant honours degree in heritage, heritage management, history, archeology, or civil/water engineering is essential.

Previous experience in project management, and previous experience in local government fundraising or 3rd sector fundraising is essential.

A Job Description and Person Description can be obtained by emailing info@mbact.org.uk. You are highly recommended to request these documents before applying.

In support of their application, applicants are invited to submit a C.V. detailing their qualifications, and experience. Applications should be emailed to : info@mbact.org.uk no later than 12.00 noon on Friday 9th June 2023. 

Download this job Ad as a PDF file – https://mbact.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/MBACT-Heritage-and-Funding-Officer-Job-Advert.pdf

Volunteer Roles

Community Trips Boats Crew

We run a “not-for-profit” Community Trip Boats operation where any income over-and-above operating costs is reinvested into the restoration/regeneration, improvement, and education promotional initiatives for the canal. Our boats are based at Goytre Wharf, near Llanover, a tranquil rural location on the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. The Wharf, located within the Bannau Brycheiniog National Park, is well equipped with a café, toilets, car-park and large coach-parking area. We are disability aware and dementia friendly. More information can be obtained about or boats here.

You will be an ideal crew member if you enjoy meeting people, are reasonably fit, like working as part of a team, enjoy outsider pursuits, like learning new skills, and can take direction. You do not need any previous experience as all training will be given but an interest in boating and the canal would be helpful. You decide on how much or little volunteering time you can give. You will learn new skills and every trip is different.

We always welcome additional help to manage our boats. If you would like to join our friendly boat volunteer team, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Fourteen Locks Canal Centre Volunteers

We are looking for volunteers to help us at the Fourteen Locks Canal Centre in Rogerstone.

Volunteers make a significant difference to our charity and helping visitors to the Mon and Brec canal at Rogerstone. The Canal Centre needs enthusiastic people to welcome visitors and provide assistance to anyone requiring information and help. This could be chatting to families, an enquiry about the local area, through to answering questions about the canal’s history, restoration and the fourteen locks. Questions you will easily be able to answer following our comprehensive and enjoyable induction programme. We also have a small shop at the Centre and we will train you in shop and till skills.

If “front-of-house” is not your choice, opportunities also exist for “back-office” administration duties.

The Centre is open 7 days a week 10am to 4pm. Volunteer hours are flexible with a minimum of one 3 hour session. We provide tea and coffee and free parking.

You will be an ideal Canal Centre volunteer if you enjoy meeting people, like working as part of a team, like learning new skills, and have an interest in canals and the local community. Call in for a chat with our friendly team or give us a call on 01633 892167, option 1.

Other Volunteering Opportunities

Our Trust only exists and functions because of the dedication of our volunteers. We welcome offers of assistance whether it be to work on the canals cleaning up rubbish, cutting back undergrowth, organising events, undertaking administrative work, helping to run our Community Trip Boats, or assisting in looking after our Fourteen Locks Canal Information Centre in Newport. There is a whole host of roles that we need help with. You can read more about our general volunteering roles on our Volunteering Opportunities page. If you can spare some time, please complete our Volunteer Contact form and our Volunteer Officer will get back to you to discuss the options available. You will find us a very friendly and welcoming group of canal enthusiasts.