Volunteer Lock Keeper - Foxton Locks -

Lock keepers have been a fixture on Britain’s canals for hundreds of years and are one of the oldest traditions of the waterways. As ‘the face of the waterway’, modern-day volunteer lock keepers play an integral part in the visitor experience.
Opportunity Currently Closed

About the opportunity

Their role is to provide a polite and friendly welcome to waterway visitors, assisting boaters through the locks and helping to maintain the area.It’s a perfect opportunity for those who enjoy working in the outdoors and are perhaps looking for something different to do and want to help support the Canal & River Trust. The key qualities we’re looking for are enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. Anyone can join as long as you are over the age of 18 and can aim to be available for at a least a day a week. 

Requirements

  • References needed

To carry out this role, you’ll ideally have an interest in the waterway and/or the local area, but this is not essential. The most important attributes are an ability to interact with and help others; a friendly manner and the ability to make a good first impression; a hands-on approach and can-do attitude, and flexibility to work on your own or with others. This role can be phiysically demanding due to the location. A reasonable lelvel of fitness will be required. Ideally we are looking for someone who is locally based; and be available to work as part of a team.

When you can volunteer

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Locations

Main Address: 
Foxton Locks
Market Harborough
LE16 7RA