Seasonal Canal Workers - Crinan
Organisation: Scottish Canals
Salary: £12.13 per hour
Location: Crinan Canal
Scottish Canals are responsible for the management and development of five Scottish canals; we care for bridges, buildings, locks, The Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies and 19 water supply reservoirs in locations across Scotland. We are currently seeking cheerful, positive, and outgoing people to join our seasonal team.
This is a great role for people who love nature and the outdoors, enjoy meeting new people, being out and about in the fresh air, and who want to learn new skills! You’ll meet an incredible variety of people, have the chance to experience something truly unique, work as a team, and spend time in some of the most spectacular landscapes in the country.
You’ll be provided with a uniform and can expect to start out by being based within busier areas of our canal network. You’ll be meeting and engaging with members of the public, sharing information and answering questions, walking the canal routes keeping them safe and tidy.
Key Duties Include:
-Operating mowers, strimmer’s, and other ground care equipment to carry out routine vegetation management.
-Utilising a variety of hand and power tools; to carry out minor maintenance works as directed.
-Assist in routine maintenance and care of small plant equipment.
-Perform tasks to support other team members carrying out more skilled roles such as the maintenance, construction and repair of SC areas and facilities including, but not limited to, pontoon and jetty repairs, decorating and carrying our small repairs on facility blocks.
-Maintain accurate and timely records as required.
-Perform manual labour in line with H&S Safe system of work business manual.
-Assist and support water management and water conservation.
To be successful you will have:
-Experience of working within relevant operational environment e.g., customer service, general vegetation management and general asset management.
-Basic DIY and maintenance skills.
-The ability to communicate effectively with other team members and locations to allow for the efficient operation of the waterway.
-Basic literacy and numeracy skills.
This role attracts an hourly rate of £12.13. You will work on a rolling rota which will include weekends and bank holidays.
We are looking for team members to join us from March 18th 2024 to October 27th 2024, working on various stretches of the Crinan Canal. Weekly hours may vary.
We will provide two intakes, the first start date will be the 18th of March and the second the 3rd of June, both will provide a two-week induction period.
Full uniform, company phone and training will be provided.
Application Deadline: Wednesday 31/01/2024