Careers

We are a small company based in Derbyshire but always on the look out for talented carpenters, gifted engineers, motivated sales staff, creative marketing staff, organised administrators and knowledgeable handover staff. If you have these skills, love working in a small team, like the idea of being near the canals for a living and willing to help our business grow then get in touch.

Benefits of working for Aqua Narrowboats:

  • Each person will have a full induction process with annual training & appraisal to ensure you are continually developing.
  • You will get 28 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays, pro-rota for reduced hour staff)
  • You will get Aqua Team clothing: shirts/ T-shirts/ sweater or jumpers and fleece
  • You will get an allowance for any heath and safety kit required.
  • You will get free parking onsite
  • We have a flexible working policy to allow late starts and early leaves for appointments.
  • Statutory sick pay is given where qualified.
  • We also operate a ‘time off in lieu system’ so you can work extra hours, and take it back later.
  • We have many ways of communicating with our team including meetings, staff intranet page with regular updates & posts, and welcome contributions by all employees.
  • We have a complimentary staff xmas ‘do’ and invite employees to any other events that may come our way!!
Please submit your details and CV below.

Current Vacancies

Part Time Canal Boat Hull Painting Assistant

Aqua Narrowboats are looking for a Hull Painting Assistant that can work Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday approx. 9am til 3pm. Your role will be to prepare narrowboat hulls for blacking by jet spraying the hull, and painting hulls with blacking. Full protective clothing will be provided as it a messy job but great experience if you are training in painting or would like to work only a few hours a week. You must be able to work independently within the dry dock and as part of the team when required. Full training in narrowboat blacking will be given. We are looking for someone who can work hard, to speed and with attention to detail, if you think this is you then please get in touch. Work commences immediately, pay will be Min wage depending on your age and experience. (£5.60 under 21 years, £7.05 for over 21 years rising to £7.50- for 25 years & above). The contract will be temporary from March to October 2017 on a needs basis.

Narrowboat Holiday Hand Over Staff (meet, greet and guide)

Aqua Narrowboats are looking for hand over staff that can work Saturday or Tuesday usually 9am til 4pm, times may vary depending on demand. Your role will be to prepare the exterior of the narrowboat such as: exterior polish, check inventory/ damage and maintenance needed, pump out and refuel; meet and greet customers on arrival of their holiday including a maintenance advice session; narrowboat tuition including steering, reversing, turning, mooring and locks. Experience of narrowboat handling is essential, good customer service and a friendly and outgoing nature is required. Full training will be given, if you have completed the RYA Inland Waterways Helmsman Course, this would be an advantage. If you think you can contribute your skills and friendly approach as part of our professional team please get in touch. Work commences March until the end of October, pay will be Min wage depending on your age and experience. (£5.60 under 21 years, £7.05 for over 21 years rising to £7.50- for 25 years & above). The contract will be temporary from March to Octover 2017 on a needs basis.

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