Farm Maintenance Technician

  • £18,272 plus week-end allowance
  • Ashford, Kent
  • Canterbury Oast Trust

The Post:

We are looking to appoint a FARM MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN (FIXED TERM) to provide a maintenance service to all areas of the Farm and Attraction; to monitor, record and rectify HandS issues and functionality of a varied range of play equipment across the Farm and Attraction; provide cover for the Farm and Attraction cleaner as and when required.

This is a full time post of 37.5 hours per week worked over 5 days across Monday to Sunday on a monthly rota with a weekend shift allowance of £0.70p per hour and is Fixed Term up to 31st December 2019.

About Us:

The South of England Rare Breeds Centre (RBC) is a busy tourist attraction with more than 130,000 visitors a year. As part of Canterbury Oast Trust, a leading local charity, it supports the work of the Trust in its provision of first class care and support for adults with a learning disability across Kent and East Sussex.

The RBC also provides valuable training opportunities for adults with learning disabilities enabling them to develop their animal management, horticultural, retail and customer service skills.

As a Farm Maintenance Technician (Fixed Term) you will need:

o At least 4 years\' experience of general building repairs and maintenance

o The ability to carry out basic machinery and hand tool maintenance

o Sound knowledge of HandS regulations and guidelines relating to commercial play equipment

o Ideally experience of working in a tourist attraction or similar environment

o To be able to perform all the tasks detailed within the job description and meet the requirements outlined within the additional information section of the job description

o A friendly and approachable personality with excellent customer service skills

o 21 or over and held a full driving licence for at least 12 months (insurance requirement)


o 22 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays; Additional annual leave for 3,4 and 5 years continuous service

o Paid DBS check

o Contributory pension scheme

o Healthcare Cash Plan on completion of 6 month probationary period

o Weekend shift allowance £0.70p per hour

All appointments are subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK; an enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service and two satisfactory references, one of which should be from your current or most recent employer..

If you believe you have the right values for our organisation, enjoy working outside and meet the requirements of our Farm Maintenance Technician (Fixed Term) job description and person specification we would love to hear from you.

Closing Date: 25th February 2019

Interview Date: 11th March 2019

  • Advertiser: Direct Employer
  • Reference: CVM15447