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Suntrap Grounds & Animal Care Officer
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: Fam/21/174129
  • Published: Thu 25/11/2021, 15:10 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 09/12/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 21.5 hours per week
  • Salary: Scale 5 - £25,137 to £26,997
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: SUNTRAP, Church Road, High Beach, Loughton, Waltham Forest

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Suntrap Grounds & Animal Care Officer

We require an enthusiastic person to join our team to maintain and care of our 7 acres of grounds, our buildings and our animals.

Suntrap Forest Centre on the edge of Epping Forest has undergone a year-long £4.5 million refurbishment, to provide year-round residential facilities in wooden camping pods, an upgrading of our main building, along with extensive landscaping of our grounds.

Our grounds include meadows, ponds, hedgerows, fruit trees, lawns and flower beds.

Our buildings include our main Victorian building with four classrooms, staffroom and offices, The Lodge with a large dining space, kitchen, and washrooms with toilets & showers and 20 wooden camping pods for up to 80 overnight visitors.

Our animals include hens, guinea pigs, hissing cockroaches, giant African snails, giant millipedes, stick insects, salamanders and snakes.

What we are looking for:

Someone with experience of;

- gardening and/or landscape maintenance, including the use of powered machinery

- carrying out routine inspections of buildings, grounds and equipment to make sure they are in good working order

- carrying out basic repairs and maintenance tasks as required

- supervising contractors on site

- caring for animals, including their feeding and cleaning

- carrying out risk assessments

- supervising groups carrying out outdoor tasks.

You should be willing to work occasionally out of hours and undertake any tasks that are needed to ensure the smooth running of the Centre.  

Closing date Friday 5 November

Interview Monday 15 November