To undertake a variety of ground maintenance and other maintenance tasks, to enable the smooth running of all departments and ensure that they are carried out in a cost-effective, safe and professional manner.
The maintenance team is responsible for keeping all departments safe for equine, staff and the public, with day to day tasks and emergency requests.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
To respond to requests from all sites and other managers for maintenance tasks to be carried out utilising the maintenance database. Prioritise workloads, ensuring that all requests are responded to within an acceptable timescale.
Maintaining public footpaths, grass verges and entrance ways.
- Operating and maintaining ride on lawn mowers, hedge cutters, brush cutters and grass strimmer.
- Erecting various types of fencing and hanging gates.
- Ground works such as digging holes for fence or gate posts, trenches for water or drainage pipes.
- Cement mixing, laying concrete and block laying.
- Plumbing and installing water tanks.
- Decorating including painting, varnishing, wood staining, includes internal and external walls and doors of buildings.
- Carpentry includes sawing, sanding, drilling, chiselling and fixing with screws or nails various timber products.
- Track repairs include digging and sweeping spoil from potholes, laying in new material and manually compacting.
- To ensure that all owned vehicles and plants are kept in a safe and roadworthy condition and that the appropriate administrative requirements are adhered to. Where needed, to provide assistance to support the mechanic's operational work.
- To keep up-date records of the rolling programme of preventative maintenance.
- To regularly communicate with the maintenance foreman over project status and schedules and any budgetary implications.
- To support the farm teams, with scheduled duties which will involve using agricultural machinery (not working with the Equines).
- To undertake any other duties which may be reasonably required.
- To participate in departmental and “in house” training and carry learned skills into practice.
- To ensure as far as reasonably practical, observance and adherence to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
- To ensure that services and conduct are in accordance with sanctuary standards, equal opportunities and objectives of Quality Assurance.
- To perform other such duties, of a like nature, as may from time to time be required by the sanctuary.
- To gain an understanding of the Sanctuary's structure, values and purpose and have opportunities for involvement in its further development.
- To ensure the maintenance of confidentiality in respect of staff, volunteer and client records and all privileged information relating to the services of the charity, its Equines, staff and supporters and particularly of the area of which it is directly involved.
Promote and foster the Sanctuary's reputation and standing within the community and nationally; with private, statutory and voluntary sector agencies and organisations
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