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The Canal & River Trust is delighted to announce Jim Forrester  as the chair of the new North Wales and Borders Waterway Partnership. Mr Forrester and waterway manager Wendy Capelle, are now looking to recruit

 at least 8 members to join the Partnership and to actively get involved and advise on how waterways in Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and North Wales are used and looked after. 
 
As a group, the Members of the Partnership will have a range of knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the development of waterways for the widest public benefit.  Relevant interests and expertise include boating and other waterway activities -including walking, angling, cycling; fundraising and volunteering; finance and commerce; planning and regeneration; environment and heritage; engineering and asset management; community engagement and wider partnership working with local government, commercial and charitable sectors.
 
We are looking for candidates who are locally-based, team players, credible, knowledgeable and willing to take a lead in one or more of the relevant areas of expertise.  The duty of all members of the Partnership will be to act in the best interests of the waterway rather than to represent any particular interests or causes.  The North Wales & Borders Waterway Partnership relates to area 5 on the waterways map.  
 
Under the leadership of the Chair, the Partnership will work closely with their Waterway Manager, Wendy Capelle, to develop an overarching vision for their waterways within the Partnership area and develop strategies and plans to encourage more people to use and get involved with their local waterway
 
The roles are voluntary with expenses paid and will involve approximatey 2-4 days a month.
 
For more information click here and to apply, please visit the BW Web page and find the NW and Borders section for more information.
 
Closing date for applications: 27 January 2012
 
Interviews will be held in February, dates and venue to be advised.
 
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Wendy Capelle on 01606 723812.
 
The Canal & River Trust encourages diversity at all levels of the organisation to reflect the communities around the waterways.
 
 
Wendy Capelle
Waterway Manager
Rheolwraig Cyllid, Cymru a'r Gororau
North Wales and Borders
Navigation Road, Northwich
 
Tel: 01606 723812
Fax: 01606 871471
Mobile 07879884850