Seasonal Lock Keepers - Fort William

Organisation: Scottish Canals

Salary: £11.03 per hour plus allowances

Location: Fort William

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

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 offer £11.03 per hour plus allowances for this role plus a contributory pension scheme. There is also skills training as part of the role.

We’re looking for team members to join us from April to early November and another intake to work with us from June to August. 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: Friday 30/06/2023