Waterway Operative – Fort Augustus and surrounding – Seasonal Contract to November 2018

We are looking for a Waterway Operative to join our team in the Middle district of the Caledonian Canal.

We are looking for a Waterway Operative to join our team along the Middle district of the Caledonian Canal, based out of our location in Fort Augustus. Our seasonal contract runs until November 2018.

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.

Skills and experience required:

  • Basic DIY skills are advantageous
  • Customer service experience and strong communication skills
  • Health and safety awareness
  • Team working experience
  • A full driving licence is essential, and access to your own transport

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, working an average of 45 hours per week throughout the season. We are willing to consider job share opportunities also, and some staff may be required to participate in an hour of hours standby system.

If you would like to be considered, please complete an application form and send this 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.