Maintenance Operative - Wild Place Project

Full Time – 37.5 hours per week

Salary £18,829                                                                                                                               

Do you know a flush from a butterfly hinge? Do you know a stopcock from a 15mm elbow?  

Bristol Zoological Society is looking for a Maintenance Operative to work full time at Wild Place Project. This is an exciting opportunity to join the maintenance team in helping to maintain and grow our exciting new site.  

We are seeking a self-motivated individual who will have a keen eye for detail and possess impeccable working standards. Experience and a good working knowledge of carpentry and construction are essential (Minimum - NVQ level 2 Carpentry). A solid understanding of plumbing, building and electrical work is also desirable, alongside a decent range of trade skills.    

Applicants must have a friendly, professional manner and be ready to welcome guests to the attraction and help to inspire them with discoveries of wild life and our onsite activities. It is also essential that you are confident and courteous with guest interaction. This is a multifaceted role working as part of the maintenance team at a constantly developing wildlife attraction. All applicants must enjoy working outdoors whatever the weather, and be willing to support the team in extra duties.  

The main duties of your role will include, but not be limited to:

  • Installation and maintenance of fence lines
  • Construction and maintenance of both new and existing enclosures and animal houses
  • Maintaining functional operations of onsite facilities (toilets, lights, paths, gates, etc.)
  • Carrying out routine Planned Preventative Maintenance works across site (Including Camp Baboon)
  • Maintaining functional operations of Camp Baboon
  • Maintenance and refurbishment works on properties across site (painting windows, fixing doors, installing stud walls, etc.)
  • Working with and leading corporate volunteering groups  

Flexibility is required as Wild Place Project operates for 364/5 days and you will be working as part of a departmental rota which includes weekends and Bank Holidays. Our operational hours also vary in summer/winter.  

If you would like to apply, please send a CV and covering letter to reach us by the closing date of noon on Monday 18th February 2019. Interviews are due to take place week commencing 25th February 2019.

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