Maintenance Assistant

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 Maintenance Assistant to work within our facilities team at our busy equestrian centre on the Hampshire/Berkshire border.

This is a perfect role for someone who like to take pride in their role, has the ability to work by yourself and with others and to prioritise their work and multi-task as necessary. Working to strict deadlines, sometimes under pressure and dealing with clients in a professional manner are essential skills for this role.

Areas of Responsibility:

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

Qualifications & Skills needed:

Clean, full, driving licence
Tractor driving experience preferable (ideally to include harrowing, fertilizing, load handling but training can be given)
Basic knowledge of fencing
Basic electrical skills
Basic joinery skills
Basic knowledge of equipment maintenance
Basic knowledge of building/construction techniques
Time management & planning of your day & working with other staff members
Manual handling will be part of this role
Enhanced DBS certification or the willingness to obtain certification is essential.

Person Specification

Some experience of working within a similar role
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:

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

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

Salary: Package dependent on previous experience and individual suitability for the position

Please apply by email including your CV and references to: