Job description

Waterways Ireland wishes to recruit a person to carry out lock operations on the Lower Bann Navigation. The successful applicant will assist waterway users in lock passages, collect tolls, carry out essential operational maintenance functions and be the public interface for Waterways Ireland. There may be some occasional duties involving communication with visitors including practical demonstration of lock operation. The post is primarily based at Toome Lock, but is a mobile post covering duties along the length of the navigation. The primary location is subject to change depending on business needs. A Waterways Ireland van will be provided for travelling during working hours. Please see employer website for full details..


  • Manual operation of traditional lock gates and sluices to enable vessels to pass through locks
  • To respond to customer requests for lock passage in a timely manner and manage the efficient passage of craft through locks by directing boaters and handling mooring lines as and when required
  • Collection of tolls / cash handling and issuing written receipts
  • To report to the supervisor on all works, conditions of site, safety and security of each facility

Skills and Qualifications

Essential Skills

  • Construction Skills Register (CSR) card, or equivalent
  • Possess full, valid driving licence
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Recent working experience of maintaining structures / buildings / outdoor facilities

Further Information

Work time: 9.00am - 8.00pm to be confirmed. CVs will not be accepted.

Vacancy ID
Job ref.
Job Sector
Travel and Tourism
All of Northern Ireland
Toome and Portna, Lower Bann
£431.89 per week plus weekend allowances
No. vacancies
Contract Type
Weekly hours
Published date
Closing date
9.00am - 8.00pm to be confirmed

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