Seasonal Canal Workers - Lowlands
Organisation: Scottish Canals
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, active and outgoing Seasonal Canal Workers to join our team on the Forth & Clyde Canal and Union Canal based at:
Broxburn – Union Canal. Main duties include assisting with grounds maintenance, general maintenance and supporting water control.
The Falkirk Wheel – Union Canal. Main duties include assisting with moving boats through the Falkirk Wheel and Locks 1 to 3 on the Union Canal, grounds maintenance and general maintenance.
Grangemouth – Forth & Clyde Canal. Main duties include assisting with moving boats through sealocks, operating mechanical bridges, grounds maintenance, general maintenance and supporting water control.
Glasgow – Forth & Clyde Canal. Main duties include assisting with moving boats through Locks 21 to 37, operating mechanical bridges, grounds maintenance, general maintenance and supporting water control.
This is a great opportunity work on some of the UK’s oldest Canals. The Forth & Clyde Canals links Bowling to Grangemouth and the Union Canal links Edinburgh with the Falkirk Wheel. Check out the history of our canals you will be amazed at the innovation, construction, and scale of our waterways. Join us in canal operations and maintaining 250 years of engineering.
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.
In our canal workers roles, customer service is key regardless of whether our visitors travel by boat, bike or boot; so, we are looking for confident communicators who enjoy meeting and helping the public. You will advise visiting tourists and boaters about the locality and assist craft through the locks. As well as this, you will take responsibility for the surrounding area including grass cutting, litter picking and some minor DIY and maintenance such as painting and weeding.
Key Duties Include:
Providing safe passage for vessels by operating locks and bridges.
Operating mowers, strimmer’s and other ground care equipment to carry out routine vegetation management.
Use a variety of hand and power tools to carry out minor maintenance tasks as required.
Litter picking and emptying bins to keep our waterways and public areas clean and tidy.
Provide outstanding levels of customer service to our canal users and visitors.
Assist and support water management and water conservation.
Skills and experience required:
A full driving licence is desirable, as well as access to your own transport, we would be accepting of cyclists.
Basic DIY skills are advantageous.
Customer service experience and strong communication skills
Team working experience.
Health and safety awareness
This role attracts an hourly rate of £12.13. You will work on a rolling rota which will include weekends and bank holidays between Spring and Autumn.
Full uniform, company phone and training will be provided.
Application Deadline: Sunday 18/02/2024