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Role

Trustee

We are a small organisation staffed entirely by volunteers.

We maintain & run an historic canal narrowboat on the Regent’s Canal for the benefit of the community.  Day-to-day running of the boat is organised through a volunteers committee meeting which usually meets monthly.  We are affiliated to the National Community Boat Association and all our skippers have attained their Certificate of Community Boat Management.  

We take groups of up to 12 people out for trips lasting from a few hours to all day or several days at a time.  Private groups subsidise community trips which can be free if groups with appropriate aims lack access to other funding.  

Trustees do not need any special knowledge of canals or boating, but an understanding of the workings of small organisations run by volunteers would be an advantage.  Some ability to understand simple financial information will be necessary. Accounting, IT and financial management experience would be an advantage.

We would like to diversify the backgrounds of our board membership.  Training on the duties and responsibilities of trustees is available.  Trustees meet about 3 or 4 times a year.

All applicants will be vetted.  Although there is no remuneration for this post, reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.  

To apply, please email your cv and a short statement as to why you think you would make a good trustee of Camden Canals & Narrowboats Association.

As we are also registered as a limited company, all trustees are also directors.

Meetings are held about once a quarter in North London.

See our Charitable Objects here:

http://camdencanals.org/12.html

Our website has a lot of other background information:

www.camdencanals.org

Reg. Charity # 1071702