Outdoor Facilities / Maintenance role
Land & Wave Ltd, Swanage, Dorset
Full Time Seasonal
£25,000 pro rata
Closing date 01 April
Contract Date: April – 30 Sept (flexible start date)
The Job: Facilities & Maintenance Manager
This hands-on, outdoorsy role is perfect for an ex-tradey or someone handy with the tools.
You’ll be outdoors everyday, so you’ve got to love fresh air, the British weather and moving your body.
Our Swanage-based campsite requires a guardian to help keep the buildings and infrastructure in tip top condition. This means keeping our showers, toilets, marquees, tents, kit and storage buildings in excellent nick. You’ll also manage working with external tradespeople for the bigger jobs.
You’ll play a key-role in managing each school’s camping accommodation; making sure each group has enough tents week-to-week. A supreme staff of tent crew will be at your disposal to ensure tents are pitched to erection perfection.
It’s really important our tents are well maintained to prolong their shelf life. You’ll manage our large tent inventory and keep track of which need washing / reproofing / repairing and organising these to be sent off to the professionals at regular intervals.
We welcome a creative eye – if you have suggestions of ways to improve our campsite or make systems better, then we’re all ears. We’ll value your skills and welcome you putting them to good use during your time with us.
Your management skills will come into play at the start of the season, prepping the campsite ready for opening. You must be able to work to a deadline and ensure your team is delegated work to get the job done to a high standard. Likewise, at the end of the summer, our camp needs to be shut down diligently, ensuring all tents, beds and kit are added to an inventory and carefully dried and stored away.
Essentially, we’re after someone who takes pride in their work, values a job being done properly and wants to work in a stunning countryside location with views over Corfe Castle.
About Land & Wave
Land & Wave is an adventure company based in Swanage, Dorset. We’re all about providing people with incredible adventurous experiences within the natural landscape. We’ve been running for 12 years and work with almost 100 schools each year. We also run a professional Outdoor Training Academy, which trains people to become Outdoor Instructors over the course of 15 weeks, where in that time they come away with 16 national governing body qualifications.
Desirable Qualities – not essential
Driving licence essential to drive the company vans
FREE Training Courses Provided
This role includes 3 days of PAID training:
1 day First Aid Course
Safeguarding Training Course
Manual Handling Course
There are a number of options.
– We can help you source affordable local homestay accommodation.
– You are also welcome to camp at our campsite at a discounted weekly rate
– There is a double room with kitchenette available to rent onsite, which could be suitable for a couple working at Land & Wave
– Some people choose to house-share – we can put you in touch with like-minded people to explore this option
End: End of Sept
We can be fairly flexible with start and end dates – just let us know what works for you.
Send your CV and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d love to meet you for an interview asap.
It’s a great idea to spend some time looking at what Land & Wave do. You can follow us @landandwave on Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. Visit www.landandwave.co.uk for a good insight to what we get up to.
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Here’s a handy outdoor job site to see what’s out there in the Outdoor Industry: https://www.outdoor-learning.org/jobs/current-vacancies-new