Seasonal Lock Keepers - Crinan Canal

Organisation: Scottish Canals

Salary: £10.90 per hour plus allowances

Location: Ardrishaig

Work for a National Treasure!

We have an exciting seasonal opportunity to join the Crinan Canal’s team of lock keepers at one of our beautiful locations along the canal.

We welcome visitors from all over the world, so we are looking for cheerful, positive, and outgoing people to join our friendly team. You will enjoy working with the public and preferably have previous experience in a frontline customer service role, but we will give you all the training you need to operate our locks and bridges safely and efficiently.

As well as assisting craft through the locks and bridges you will 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. The job is physically demanding, at times.

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 – £10.90 per hour, 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 are looking for team members to join us from March to late September, working on various stretches of the Crinan Canal. Weekly hours vary but approximates to 8 ½ hours per day, (42 hours per week).

To apply online to join the Crinan Canal seasonal team visit

Application Deadline: Sunday 05/03/2023