JOB VACANCY - HELMSMAN AT THE ROTHEN GROUP
 

HELMSMAN TO WORK ON INLAND WATERWAYS

Job Purpose

Love working outdoors? Have a love of all things water? We are looking for someone to move our boats across the country within the canal network and ae currently recruiting into the position of Helmsman based at our HQ at Mancetter Wharf, Mancetter.  This position is being advertised as a permanent position.

Knowledge, Skills/Qualifications & Experience

About the role:
This role will be operating canal boats outdoors, and so it’s important that you enjoy all weathers.  There will also be a physical element to this job including operating the canal locks.   This role will require periods of working away overnight and some unsociable hours.

Responsibilities:

  • Working in and around our canals transporting boats from one location to another

  • Operating locks up and down the canal

  • Carry out boat checks to ensure the boat is ready and fit for use

  • Use technology to communicate with the office regarding jobs and workload

  • Representing our company whilst interacting with visitors to the canal and volunteer groups 

  • Lone working in line with our company lone working policy

  • Operating our boats for clients across the country on a range of civil engineering projects

Essential:

  • Must have a valid UK driving licence as you will be expected to drive company vehicles

  • Experience of moving & operating canal boats 

Desirable:

  • Helmsman License 

  • CSCS card

  • First Aid Trained 

Salary depending on experience.  You will be paid by the hour.

Full time working hours 7am-5pm with a 1-hour unpaid lunch break

Overtime may be available including weekends

Please email your CV to: vacancies@therothengroup.co.uk

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