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 24/03/2021

We are currently looking for additional staff to join our team at a number of our companies.

Position: Ecommerce & Website Maintenance

Our online portfolio in the paddlesport market has grown in recent years and we need additional resources to help our IT team maintain and develop our existing systems and websites. Duties will involve processing orders, daily maintenance of product databases, writing product descriptions, HTML website updates, SEO and image processing. Online sales duties will include responding efficiently to multiple email accounts and operating our online chat facility offering product advice and a high level of service across multiple websites and telephone lines.

Formal IT qualifications are not essential however previous experience with HTML/PHP/image editing software would be advantageous.

The position will not be 100% desk based – All our staff assist in the running of the warehouse which includes loading/unloading deliveries. You will need to be physically fit and able to handle canoes & kayaks.

A full UK driving licence is required as occasional cover at other branches and/or local deliveries may be required.

Please note that applications from non-paddlers are unlikely to be successful as the position requires an understanding of the sport in order to do the job to the required standard.


  • Bournemouth Canoes
  • Kayaks & Paddles (Plymouth)
  • Southampton Canoes

Working Pattern: 5 days per week including some Saturdays

Salary will be competitive for the outdoor retail industry and dependant on experience

To be considered for the position, please send a covering email telling us about yourself along with a copy of your CV to – careers@canoe-shops.co.uk