For more than 40 years the Inland
Waterways Protection Society has worked tirelessly to first save and
then, with partners, to restore this complex of canal loading and
transhipment basins in the Derbyshire Peak District. Now a Scheduled
Ancient Monument and fully restored to navigation, Bugsworth Basin is an
important part of Britainís industrial heritage. With restoration
largely complete, the role of IWPS is changing to one of managing and
promoting Bugsworth as a destination venue, currently attracting more
than 50,000 visitors a year, hence the change of name to Bugsworth
Basin Heritage Trust.
order to carry forward its objectives, the charity now wishes to
strengthen its management and volunteer teams, through recruiting the
Deputy Site Manager,
working with Ian Edgar MBE the current site manager to take
responsibility for the day to day management and promotion of
Bugsworth Basin. Ideally you should have extensive management
experience and an interest in industrial history. Experience of, or
working with, charities would be useful but not essential.
Health and Safety Administrator, the
Trust works closely with the Canal and River Trust in undertaking
routine maintenance of the site, all in accordance with Health and
Safety legislation. The H and S administrator should have experience
of this type of work and be able to keep up to date the necessary
paperwork, in both hard copy and digital formats.
Webmaster/designer, responsible for
updating and maintaining the Trustís website. The Trustís archives
are currently being recorded and transferred to the National
Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port. Ideally, these will also be
digitised and made publicly accessible via the website.
Guides and site interpreters, to meet
visitors arriving by water, road or on foot and acquaint them with
the industrial history of the basins and the adjacent Peak Forest
Tramway, possibly also combined with the role of shop assistants. At
present the Trust has a small shop on site but it is hoped to
replace this with a larger facility as part of a new visitors
volunteers, to work with the existing team in
ensuring that the present high standards of maintenance are upheld,
including grass cutting, vegetation management, fence painting,
filling potholes and many other maintenance tasks.
Publicity Officer, to promote Bugsworth
Basin as a tourism destination, both nationally and internationally.
Responsible for revising literature and displays as appropriate.
Working in conjunction with colleagues from the Canal and River
Trust, Inland Waterways Association and other bodies.
All of the above roles are
voluntary and unremunerated. Relevant induction and training will be
provided and some direct expenses will be reimbursed. It is anticipated
that three or four of the new volunteers would also become trustees and
thus strengthen the Board of Management.
Job specifications from and applications to Dr Paul
Syms, who is advising the trustees, at
who would also be happy to respond to requests for telephone
discussions. Closing date for applications 24th September 2014.