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Hampshire County Council

Lock Keeper

Salary Range: £18,562 - £18,877 plus enhancements for Sunday/Bank Holiday working
Work Location: The Canal Centre, Surrey
Hours per week: 37
Contract Type: Permanent
Interview Date: 13 December 2021
Closing Date: 28 November 2021

Are you passionate about our inland waterways and the outdoors? We are looking for good communicator with sound practical skills and good level of fitness to join our small team on the Basingstoke Canal.

This is an opportunity to develop and widen your range of site management and waterway-based skills on a distinctly 'different' countryside and heritage site.

Crossing the Hampshire and Surrey Borders, the 32-mile Basingstoke Canal is a designated SSSI and highly used recreational resource. With 29 Locks and numerous bridges, structures and embankments, the 200-year-old, tree lined waterway demands constant attention. You will be at the forefront of this joining a small team to assist in managing boating, recreation, asset safety, and water levels.

This post will be required to work weekends and bank holidays on a rota basis. 

Hampshire County Council offers a competitive salary and benefits package, please see our website for details: Our Benefits Package

Additional Information:

Lock Keeper Job Summary and Person Specification

Contact Details for an Informal Discussion:

Fiona Shipp, Canal Manager or Jon Green, Senior Waterway Ranger on 01252 370073

Hampshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

In order to combat discrimination, no unnecessary conditions or requirements will be applied which could have a disproportionately adverse effect on any one group. All sections of the population will have equal access to jobs. No applicant or employee will receive less favourable treatment because of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership and pregnancy or maternity, unless a Genuine Occupational Requirement (GOR) applies.

We are a Disability Confident Employer – committed to ensuring that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible.

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Closing Date: 28/11/2021  Location: The Canal Centre, Surrey

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