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    Cheshire, England

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    Ian C Hull BA (Hons) Dip RP

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Duration:

    3 months

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Our client one of the UKs largest charities, who maintain 2,000 miles of historic canals, rivers, docks and reservoirs, are looking to recruit Seasonal Waterway Operatives to be based in the Northwich area. This will be a 3/4-month seasonal contract starting asap until the end of October.

The main duties of the role will be to join existing maintenance teams responsible for the upkeep and conservation of the canals.

The role is to be based in Northwich but will cover the local area so the successful candidate must be flexible regarding working location and willing to travel.

In addition, the successful candidate will be in regular contact with users of the canal
network so excellent Customer Service skills are required.

Duties: -

Assisting lock keepers with lock keeping at busy times, covering gaps in the rota where required. Training will be provided for lock keeping and an internal assessment will be carried when the successful candidate is ready for this.
General vegetation maintenance including but not limited to cutting the grass around the lock flight using a power-driven lawn mower, training will be given for the use of the mower.
Strimming grass using powered strimmer.
Trimming hedges by hand using hand tools.
Edging grass using hand tools
Painting of locks, bridges fencing and signs
Fencing, signs and posts, small towpath repairs
General safety checks of the Destination
Litter picking
Emptying bins
Mopping the floor in the customer service facilities
Meeting and greeting visitors in the Welcome station and engaging them with the work of the charity
Assisting with and leading activities such as Let's Paint and Let's Pond dip.

A full driving license is required for the position.