Boatperson (Fixed term contract)

Salary: £21,677 - £23,188 pa

The annual pay award for 2023/24 is currently being negotiated and this will be applied and backdated to the start date of the successful candidate once agreed.
Immediate start
Full time, fixed term contract until October 2023
Salary: £21,677 - £23,188 pa

About Us

Coniston Boating Centre, located on the beautiful shores of Coniston Water, is a not-for-profit attraction run by the Lake District National Park Authority. The Centre is the main hub for visitors to rent a range of boats, bikes, and paddleboards and we’re now hiring a Boatperson to join us until 31 October 2023.

What’s it like to work here?

We’re a small friendly team, based at the lakeshore boatyard just half a mile from Coniston village. We’re open seven days a week, meaning some weekend working will be expected. Everyone works together so our customers have an amazing time and can safely enjoy activities on Coniston Water. The boatyard building has a small office with amenities and it’s also the headquarters for our car parking team.

The Role

Your main duties will be:

  • Assist with the day to day running of the practical and commercial operations at Coniston Boating Centre to ensure our visitors receive a world class visitor experience.
  • Instruct on the technical and safe use of all hiring equipment to our visitors.
  • Carry out administration and be a responsible keyholder when needed.
  • Carry out maintenance of the fleet of rowing boats, motor boats, other watercraft and bikes.
  • Using equipment such as lawnmowers and tools to maintain the Boating Centre site.

Please read the attached role profile for the full person specification on this post.

About You

You’ll be keen and enthusiastic, with previous customer experience of working within tourism to provide a high-quality commercial service in the National Park. You’ll also have an awareness and understanding of health and safety around water. Previous boating and tourism experience would be advantageous, and training will be provided.

Working with us you’ll enjoy

  • Free car parking in all LDNPA car parks
  • Uniform will be provided
  • Commitment to wellbeing


For an informal discussion, and to find out more about the role, please contact Phil Lowrie (Coniston Boating Centre Supervisor) on 015394 41366 or email

Key dates

  • Closing date for applications is: Sunday 25 June 2023 11:59pm
  • Interviews will be held at Coniston Boating Centre on a date to be decided

Information Pack:

How to apply

Apply for this position on our online recruitment site

Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, the Lake District National Park Authority is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership. These groups are under-represented at the LDNPA, particularly at senior level.

Disability Confident Employer

We guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the role. By ‘minimum criteria’ we mean that you must provide evidence in your application which demonstrates that you meet the level of competence required under each of the essential criteria, as well as meeting any of the qualification, skills or experience defined as essential.