Seasonal Canal Workers - Crinan

Scottish Canals

Seasonal Canal Workers - Crinan

£25230

Scottish Canals, Ardrishaig, Argyll and Bute

  • Full time
  • Temporary
  • Onsite working

Posted 3 weeks ago, 23 Jun | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Closing date not specified

job Ref: db3434be19864fdfbe609eabc2985ec4

Full Job Description

Scottish Canals are responsible for the management and development of five Scottish canals; we care for bridges, buildings, locks, The Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies and 19 water supply reservoirs in locations across Scotland. We are currently seeking cheerful, positive, and outgoing people to join our seasonal team.

This is a great role for people who love nature and the outdoors, enjoy meeting new people, being out and about in the fresh air, and who want to learn new skills! You ll meet an incredible variety of people, have the chance to experience something truly unique, work as a team, and spend time in some of the most spectacular landscapes in the country.

You ll be provided with a uniform and can expect to start out by being based within busier areas of our canal network. You ll be meeting and engaging with members of the public, sharing information and answering questions, walking the canal routes keeping them safe and tidy.

Key Duties Include:

  • Operating mowers, strimmer s, and other ground care equipment to carry out routine vegetation management.

  • Utilising a variety of hand and power tools; to carry out minor maintenance works as directed.

  • Assist in routine maintenance and care of small plant equipment.

  • Perform tasks to support other team members carrying out more skilled roles such as the maintenance, construction and repair of SC areas and facilities including, but not limited to, pontoon and jetty repairs, decorating and carrying our small repairs on facility blocks.

  • Maintain accurate and timely records as required.

  • Perform manual labour in line with H&S Safe system of work business manual.

  • Assist and support water management and water conservation.


  • To be successful you will have:
  • Experience of working within relevant operational environment e.g., customer service, general vegetation management and general asset management.

  • Basic DIY and maintenance skills.

  • The ability to communicate effectively with other team members and locations to allow for the efficient operation of the waterway.

  • Basic literacy and numeracy skills.


  • This role attracts an hourly rate of 12.13. You will work on a rolling rota which will include weekends and bank holidays.

    We are looking for team members to join us from Summer to Autumn, working on various stretches of the Crinan Canal. Weekly hours may vary.

    We will provide two intakes, the first start date will be the 18th of March and the second the 3rd of June, both will provide a two-week induction period.