We’re hiring! Caledonian Canal Centre – Various roles – Summer Work – £18,645pa – Full and Part-Time

We’re looking for enthusiastic Destination Assistants to join us for our busy summer season in our brand new visitor centre. Roles will include Food Kiosk Assistants, Information/Gift Shop Assistants, Cafe Assistants, Kitchen Assistants and Housekeepers. 

Scottish Canals is looking for a variety of seasonal staff to join our team at our brand new Caledonian Canal Centre for contracts running between May and October, with a variety of start and finish dates. Roles will include Food Kiosk Assistants, Information/Gift Shop Assistants, Cafe Assistants, Kitchen Assistants and Housekeepers.

We have opened a brand new visitor centre in Fort Augustus, and are looking for passionate, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join our team. If you’re interested in tourism, travel, international visitors, events, food & drink, boating and outdoor activities, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

From welcoming thousands of international visitors, to supplying information, serving customers and spending time both in and outdoors, these roles enjoy a wide range of fun and exciting responsibilities.  You will assist customers with purchases, supply information, keep our attractions looking their best and help to ensure our visitors have a 5 star trip to remember.  The roles will involve customer service, cash handling, replenishment of the gift shop, and the preparation of food and drink.

To be successful you will have:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A real enjoyment for dealing with the public
  • A confident, friendly, welcoming, helpful, engaging nature
  • The ability to deliver a professional service to customers
  • The drive to work across various disciplines (gift shop, café, tourism, events, etc.)
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • A sense of own initiative with the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • A flexible approach to the role

Previous experience in a similar role is welcomed, but not essential.

You will work on a rota which includes weekends and bank holidays, with a variety of full and part-time opportunities available. Limited accommodation may be available. This will be discussed at interview.

The role is offered on a seasonal basis and attracts a salary of £18,645.00 per annum including allowances. Scottish Canals also offers a generous annual leave entitlement of 33 days, pro-rata to length of contract (inc. public holidays), along with childcare vouchers, discounted shopping vouchers, and a contributory pension scheme.


If you would like to be considered for a seasonal job at the Caledonian Canal Centre, please complete an application form and send to recruitment@scottishcanals.co.uk. Application forms can be found in the Related Information section at the bottom of this page. Please also return an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your application. 

If you require assistance completing this application form or require a modified version, please get in touch with our recruitment team on 0141 354 7530 or at recruitment@scottishcanals.co.uk.

Due to the volume of applications we receive each year, regretfully we are only able to contact candidates who have been successful for interview.


Equal opportunities

Scottish Canals is an equal opportunities employer and it is our policy to recruit the best person for each vacancy regardless of gender, marital status, ethnic or national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief and age and we will ensure that there are equal opportunities in all stages of the recruitment process.

We recommend that all candidates with a disability should inform us during the recruitment process to ensure that any reasonable adjustments can be made where applicable.

We are a Living Wage Employer

We are pleased to announce that we are now an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff in our organisation earns not just the minimum wage but the Living Wage. The Living Wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually, based on the cost living in the UK. We believe that every member of staff deserves a Living Wage. You can find out more about the Living Wage by visiting www.livingwage.org.uk.