Seasonal Lock Keepers - Caledonian Canal

Organisation: Scottish Canals

Salary: £10.50 per hour plus allowances

Location: Inverness, Fort William & Fort Augustus

Work for a National Treasure!

We have an exciting seasonal opportunity to join the Caledonian Canal’s team of lock keepers in our 200th operating year, based in the Inverness, Fort William or Fort Augustus areas.

We welcome visitors from all over the world so we’re looking for cheerful, positive and outgoing people to join our friendly team. You’ll enjoy working with the public and preferably have previous experience in a frontline customer service role, but we’ll give you all the training you’ll need to operate our locks and bridges safely and efficiently.
As well as assisting craft through the locks and bridges you’ll help to keep the areas around the locks looking tidy and welcoming, so grass cutting experience and basic DIY skills would be an advantage but aren’t essential.

You’ll be working on a rolling rota, which includes weekends and public holidays, and you should have your own transport and a full driving licence.
We have a great employment package on offer – £10.50 per hour plus allowances, a generous leave entitlement, along with enhanced company sick pay, discounted shopping vouchers and a contributory pension scheme. There is also skills training as part of the role.

We’re looking for team members to join us from March to early November in each of the Fort William, Fort Augustus and Inverness areas and another intake from June to August in Fort William and Inverness. Weekly hours vary from an average of 41 to 44 hours per week, but Job Share/ Part Time options would be considered.

To apply online to join the Caledonian Canal team visit

Application Deadline: Sunday 05/02/2023