Volunteer Lock-Keeper (Volunteer Lock Keeper - River Trent Non Tidal Locks)

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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. 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 have a least a day a week available. Following appropriate selection, training and induction sessions we expect the role to commence fully around April and run through to October (local variations may apply).

We are recruiting across multiple sites on the River Trent, and are looking for individuals to join the team to support any of the following lock sites: Holme Lock Stoke Lock Hazelford Gunthorpe Newark Town Lock Nether Lock Newark