Equestrian Show Centre, Maintenance Role

Job Description & Person Specification

If you are a confident, organised and efficient multi-tasker who is looking for a challenge we would like to hear from you.  We are looking for a Facilities Assistant to work within the facilities team at our busy equestrian centre on the Hampshire/Berkshire border.

This is a perfect role for someone who would like to take ownership of their own role, in conjunction with the facilities and shows teams organise their own day, yet enjoy communicating and working with others when applicable. Full training for all aspects of the role will be given. We are looking for a self-starter, willing and keen to learn, though experience is desirable full training in all aspects of the role will be given.

Reporting to:  Equestrian Facilities Manager

Areas of Responsibility to include:

Set up and preparation of arenas for shows & events
Assist show team on show days, events & facility hires
Ensuring carparks, public & storage areas are kept tidy and in good order
Assist in maintaining the arenas & public areas with regard to health & safety at all times
Assist in preparation of grounds and landscapes
Routine and regular repair & maintenance duties
Assist in the control and storage of equipment
Assist in the control and delivery of supplies within the business
Liaison with outside contractors with regard to deliveries & supplies

Qualifications & Skills needed:

Clean, full, driving licence (must be over 21 years to drive company vehicles)
Some tractor driving experience
Some basic knowledge of fencing
Basic experience of strimmers & ground maintenance equipment
Basic general maintenance skills
Basic knowledge of equipment maintenance
Time management & planning of your day & working with other staff members
Administration skills, assist in maintaining safety records
Manual handling will be part of this role
DBS certification or the willingness to obtain certification is essential.

Person specification:

Some experience working within a similar position
The position requires commitment, focus and reliability
You must be flexible with regards to duties and hours
Attention to detail and pride in your job
Sound communication skills
Ability to work by yourself and with others
Ability to prioritise work and multi-task as necessary
Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
Keeping line manager informed of any issues that may arise relating to all aspects of the role.
You will be a driver with your own transportation (due to hours and distance from public transport networks).
Ensuring all processes and procedures are completed according to the necessary deadlines and are followed through efficiently.
Dealing with clients in a professional manner at all times

Other Important Information:

Holidays – 28 days to include statutory holidays.  Due to the needs of the business these days are considered to be working days so an alternative day will be given as holiday.

Working hours – 45 hours per week, days off to be agreed but regular weekend working will be required.

Salary: Package  £18,000 – £24,000 according to experience and individual suitability for the position.

Please apply by email including your CV and references to:  clare@wellington-riding.co.uk