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Grounds & Maintenance Person

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We are looking for someone to join our small team at the Royal Cornwall Events Centre.

The Events Centre now hosts in excess of 70 events a year, from small dog shows to large indoor exhibitions. Due to this increasing number of events, we are now looking for an individual to help with the day to day running of the Events Centre, the grounds and all the associated buildings. Much of the work will be outdoors so the position would suit someone who is comfortable working in all weathers!

The role requires a varied mix of desirable skills, and will involve working with a variety of people (we liaise with other staff, clients of the Events Centre/Showground and external contractors) but also, at times, we work alone.

Duties include:

· Grass cutting & ground maintenance using tractor, ride on mower, mini digger, strimmer, hedge cutter and chainsaw.

· Basic maintenance of buildings and Events Centre equipment, including painting, repair work, carpentry and masonry.

· Basic plumbing. The management of temporary water supplies throughout the site and other basic plumbing work.

· Basic maintenance of ground care equipment, site vehicles and tele handler.

· Liaising with clients and users of the Events Centre, ensuring that they have what they need for their event etc.

· Some out of hours work during busy periods.

· Monitoring water, oil and fuel tank levels

The ideal candidate will have the following skills:

· Experience in general building maintenance

· Experience in use of tractor mower, and mini digger

· Self-motivation and ability to use initiative

· Basic computer literacy, ability to use email and spreadsheets etc

Desirable Skills (but not essential):

· Training certificate for use of a telehandler

· Training certificate for chainsaw, strimmer

· Basic plumbing skills

· Some basic motor mechanics and or Welding experience

Please send your cover letter and CV to

Applications close Monday 15th January 2024.

40 hours per week (0800 - 1700) 1 hour lunch. You will be required to undertake some weekend work on occasions.
Salary Expectations
From £22,000
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