Employment Opportunities

The Canoe Shops Group is well established in the paddlesport import and retail industry. The business has multiple outlets operated by several companies in England, Wales and Ireland. Employment opportunities arise as a result of expansion, promotions within the group and people simply moving on. If you are considering a career in the leisure import/distribution/retail sector then you should look at the list of vacancies below. If there is something there you like then please get in touch. Successful applicants are usually paddlers who are numerate, literate, computer literate, pleasant by nature and prepared to work hard and do their bit in a successful business.


Current Vacancies

Updated 01/02/2017

Location: Bournemouth Canoes Ltd

Job title: IT & Sales Assistant (Full Time)

Salary: Competitive package

Job description:

You will be maintaining and improving our existing websites as well as assisting with the day to day running of the business.

IT duties will include daily website updates, writing content, SEO and developing new websites. To do this well you must have a good understanding of paddlesport and be able to sell our products.

  • Professional and knowledgeable presentation and advice on the company's product range.
  • Process retail and trade Sales in the manner instructed.
  • Maintain the business management accounting systems.
  • Assist in product purchasing, stock control and stock sharing.
  • Maintain product presentation.
  • Maintain the cleanliness of the workplace to a high standard.
  • Delivery and collection of product from suppliers or other branches

About You

The position requires an understanding and participation in paddlesport.
You will have excellent computer skills and attention to detail which is essential for accurate online content. Experience using Dreamweaver and photo editing software would be advantageous.

Common sense and self motivation are more important than paper qualifications.

A full UK driving licence is required


Bournemouth Canoes, Hamworthy

To apply for this position please send your covering letter with CV to careers@canoe-shops.co.uk or post to

The Manager
Bournemouth Canoes
4 Stepnell Reach
541 Blandford Road
BH16 5BW