Cafe Assistants – The Falkirk Wheel and Kelpies

We’re looking for Cafe Assistants to join our teams at The Falkirk Wheel and the Kelpies.

Scottish Canals is looking for Cafe Assistants at The Falkirk Wheel & The Horsebox at The Kelpies!

Want to work at some of Scotland’s BIGGEST attractions? We’re hiring! 

Scottish Canals is looking for cafe assistants to join our team at The Falkirk Wheel for contracts running between July and October, with a variety of start and finish dates.

Our pace, personality and people make us amongst Scotland’s top visitor attractions. If you’re interested in tourism, travel, international visitors, events, food & drink, boating and outdoor activities, then this could be the perfect job for you.

From welcoming thousands of international visitors, to supplying information, serving customers and spending time both in and outdoors, our Cafe Assistants enjoy a wide range of fun and exciting responsibilities.  You will assist customers with purchases, keep our attractions looking their best and help to ensure our visitors have a 5 star trip to remember.  The role will involve customer service, cash handling, barista coffee and the preparation of food. You must be flexible to work in our various outlets including Airstream, ice cream stands and coffee pods. You will be an ambassador of our suppliers and Scottish Canals and enjoy working at events delivering a very high standard of service.

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.

Scottish Canals are a Living Wage employer – details of this will be discussed at interview. You will work on a rota which includes weekends and bank holidays, with a variety of full and part-time opportunities available.

If you would like to be considered for a role, please csend your CV to Please also return an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form with your application. 

If you require assistance with your application, please get in touch with our recruitment team on 0141 354 7530 or at

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.