Senior Skipper

We are recruiting a full time Senior Skipper to join our team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a unique and unusual industry which comes with training and support to develop skills and new ways of working. 

Duties involve operating our trip boats to set routes, both underground and on the open canal system. Providing excellent customer care, guided commentaries and activities with the visitors showcasing the fascinating history of the tunnels, caverns and canals of the area. Assisting the Operations Manager as part of the mine supervisory team, caring for the trip and historic boats and equipment and undertaking repair, maintenance and preservation of the boats, caverns and site as required. Attending historic boat festivals and working as part of the events team delivering our family friendly activities and offers. 

Applicants must be able to work underground and pass the MCA Helmsman License (training is provided) with ML5 medical and the Mines Rescue Mine Supervisor course (training provided). 

Weekend and evening hours are part of the role so flexibility on working hours is required.

Contact our Operations Manager Becky Wright on [email protected] for further information and informal chat about the role.  

Application will be by CV and interview. 

This post is subject to a probationary period whilst you build your mandatory hours operating a boat.