Grounds and Buildings Maintenance Operative

Job Type:
Job Sector:
South East
£20,500 to £25,000 per annum
Salary Description:
�20.5k - 25k per year + +
Acapella Recruitment
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Grounds and Buildings Maintenance Operative

�20,500 - �25,000 per annum

Permanent, full-time

As the Royal Air Force charity embedded within the serving RAF community, the RAF Central Fund provides approximately �5m of charitable support annually to the serving RAF family worldwide.

The Fund is currently seeking to recruit a self-motivated Grounds and Buildings Maintenance Operative to ensure the security, safety and general appearance of the buildings and outside areas of the Fund's properties at Danesfield and Hillingdon. The primary location of work will be the RAF Central Fund Danesfield site.

Supported by the team based at High Wycombe, the post holder will ensure the sites are maintained in accordance with the required standards to minimise risks to the health and safety of those using the site and to limit the possibility of damage to the premises, and loss of property through theft outside of site opening hours.

The successful applicant will have experience of modern grounds and plant and equipment maintenance techniques and will act as the pivotal point of contact for the various site users and supporting health and safety and support contractors. The right individual will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and enjoy working on their own initiative.

This role will be based at the Fund's offices at the Danesfield site and will involve the day-to-day coordination of the supporting facilities management services.

Person Specification:

* Self-starter with ability to work independently with minimal time management.
* Full UK driving licence.
* Good timekeeping and personal presentation skills.
* Physically fit.
* Common sense and be able to act on own initiative.
* Knowledge of professional grounds and plant and equipment maintenance techniques.
* Good general joiners/handyman skills.
* Experience of working at height and correct use of ladders.
* Experience of various hand tools, mowers and associated grounds maintenance equipment.
* Experience of herbicide application and weed control.
* Understanding and application of relevant health and safety legislation.
* First Aid at Work qualified.
* CIEH Level 2 Award in Health and Safety in the Workplace
* Reading and following risk assessments.
* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
* Basic swimming ability.

If you have the relevant experience / skills required and you're interested in this superb opportunity, please apply ASAP with your CV and covering letter.

PLEASE NOTE - by applying to this position, you agree for your CV / cover letter to be submitted to our client, who shall contact you directly, should your application make their short-list.

Contact Details:
Acapella Recruitment
Tel: 01245408436
Contact: Acapella Recruitment

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