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Waterway Operative

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    Up to £9.86 per hour

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    Ian C Hull BA (Hons) Dip RP

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    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 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,

We are looking to recruit 2 Seasonal Waterway Operatives to be based in Galgate, Lancaster.

This will be a 6-month seasonal contract starting in March till September.

The main duties of the role will be to join existing maintenance teams responsible for the upkeep and conservation of the Canal network in and around the Lancaster area.

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