Situations Vacant

We welcome involvement at all levels regardless of your experience.

There are also a number of tasks that need some specific experience.

We are looking for help with the following volunteer roles.

More details below…

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, or interested in working with the Buckingham Canal Society in any other way, please email or telephone Athina Beckett on 01908 661217 for a chat. Alternatively phone any of the committee – for details click here…

Conservation / Restoration volunteers

Anyone with an interest in conservation, restoration and environmental work is welcome. We have four sites along the disused Buckingham Canal with various projects and maintenance tasks at each one. You don’t have to be amazingly fit, just enjoy working outside with a friendly group of people. Work party dates are 2nd Sunday of each month and alternate Thursdays. We also organise social events for volunteers and members which includes a festival in July and boat trip in the autumn.

Fund Raising Volunteer

An individual preferably with previous experience of applying for funding or with similar skills is needed to manage fund raising for the Society. Specific tasks will include researching avenues for funds, applying for grants and drafting application forms. The volunteer would be supported in this role and be provided with background information on funding sources. The volunteer could also work from home.

Minutes Secretary

We have a vacancy for a minutes secretary. Main responsibilities are to provide secretarial services and support at BCS committee meeting. This includes taking the minutes of the meetings which are held from 7:30pm to 10pm on the first Thursday of alternate months.


Buckingham Canal Society needs bricklaying skills to help with the restoration of various structures including lock chambers, spill-weirs and bridges. The work is part of the restoration plan for the whole canal from Cosgrove to Buckingham. The aim is to restore the canal back to navigable condition, providing excellent leisure opportunities. Experience with lime mortar, historic structures and/or waterways would be ideal but not essential.

Publicity Officer

We are in need of a Publicity Officer to promote the canal restoration work including drafting and distribution of appropriate periodic press releases to an agreed list of publicity targets. The role will also include expanding on this list and building relationships with publicity organisations. For this role good communication skills, both written and verbal are essential along with ability to organise and work as part of a team delivering to deadlines. Knowledge and understanding of waterways would be ideal but not essential. Working from your own home, and with the exception of occasional meetings in the Buckingham/Milton Keynes area, this is a role which can be flexible to suit the volunteers days/times.

Project management

Canal Project Manager wanted on a voluntary basis to work with and assist with the planning and the overseeing of the restoration and re-watering of a length of the disused Buckingham Canal. Would suit a retired civil engineer or surveyor. Experience of earth embankment and water flow in open channels would be useful.

Trustees and officers

In addition, we are receiving support from the Charity Aid Network which is a part of the Clare Foundation in recruiting additional trustees and officers.

clare foundation

If you would like to find out more about this the Clare Foundation can be contacted via the details on their website by clicking here.