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Work with us

Spend your days by our waterway – work for the beautiful 14-mile Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation.

Current Vacancies

Catering Manager (seasonal, part time) – £10/hour

Location: Heybridge Basin, Maldon, CM9 4RY
Salary: £10.00 per hour (pro rata to £18,200 per annum).

The catering manager will look after our refreshments kiosk at Heybridge Basin and organise catering requirements for our trips boats based at Paper Mill Lock. The kiosk is open from Easter until the end of October and there may be potential for extending operations into the winter months.

Closing date for applications: 9.00 a.m. on Monday 24th May 2021.

Download the job pack for full details about the role and to apply.

 

River Warden and Assistant Lockkeeper (seasonal, full time) – £12.12/hour

Location: Heybridge Basin, Maldon, CM9 4RY and along the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation
Salary: £12.12 per hour (pro rata to £22.058 per annum).

The River Warden will support the lockkeeper at Heybridge Basin, as well as patrolling the length of the beautiful Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation. All proceeds from licence fees go back into improving the Navigation for everyone who enjoys it, and so part of the role will be checking licences, to support this work. This post is seasonal, working through until 30th September.

Closing date for applications: 9.00 a.m. on Monday 26th April 2021.

Download the job pack for full details about the role and to apply.

Boatmaster (part time) – £14.48/hour
  • Location: Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation
  • Salary: £14.48 per hour (£13.21+9.6% enhance in respect of holidays)

We are looking for a qualified skipper (must hold a Boatmasters’ Licence or equivalent for carrying up to 50 passengers, as required by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency) to operate our trip boat Victoria on the Chelmer & Blackwater Navigation.

This is seasonal work from April to end of October, and is a zero-hours contract – i.e. subject to your availability. Shifts are typically 3½ hours long and you can expect around 20 bookings each year including some weekends and evenings.

You will join our existing team of skippers on Victoria, offering trips to groups along the beautiful waterway, including operating locks based at Paper Mill Lock, Little Baddow, Essex CM3 4BS.

To find out more please call the Navigation Manager on 07966 375 351 or email victoria@waterways.org.uk