Employment Opportunities

The Canoe Shops Group is well established in the paddlesport import and retail industry with nationwide stores.. 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 24/03/2017

Location: Manchester Canoes

Job title: Sales Assistant (Full Time & Part Time)

Job description:

This is a hands on face to face job for a pleasant and practical person interested in and participating in paddlesport. The main function of the job is to support the Manchester Canoes team in the import distribution and retailing of paddlesport equipment. Face to face, telephone and email contact with retail and trade customers requires good communication skills and knowledge of paddlesport. Canoes and kayaks are a handful when loading, unloading, and receiving and despatching so the successful applicant will need to be physically fit. The practical side of the successful applicant job will be directed to assembling Canadian canoes and the installation of kayak accessories. Training in all aspects of the job will be provided and added to your own personal paddlesport skills. Some driving to make deliveries or collections is also part of the job so a clean driving license is a must.
Trailer towing training will be provided for those without that licensed capability.
This position is the vertical slice of paddlesport import, distribution and retail – non paddlers need not apply as you will never understand the job or the passion for paddlesport.

About You

The position requires an understanding and participation in paddlesport.
You must be numerate, literate and proficient with computer software programs including Microsoft Office and Outlook
Common sense and self motivation are more important than paper qualifications.
A full UK driving licence is required


Manchester Canoes, Warrington

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

The Manager
Manchester Canoes
Unit 4
Cranford Court
Hardwick Grange