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Maintenance Administrator

Closing date: 23/08/23

  • Salary/Rate per hour: £12,851.67 per annum, £10.63 per hour
  • Full-time/Part-time: Part-time, 23.25 hours
  • Seasonal/fixed term/permanent: Fixed Term until June 2024 Maternity Cover

About us:

Wild Planet Trust is a registered education, scientific and conservation charity established in 1957 and based in Devon, UK. We own two zoos in south west England, plus two local nature reserves and a National Nature Reserve. We support conservation in the United Kingdom and overseas using funds generated by the people who visit the zoos and the expertise and dedication of our staff.

Paignton Zoo first opened its doors as the Torbay Zoological Gardens in 1923. Almost 100 years later, our site, and work, has grown considerably and we are now one of the South West’s largest conservation organisations and top visitor attractions. There are over 230 species of animal that call Paignton Zoo home. As well as being a zoo, we’re also a botanical garden with over 4,000 species on record.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Administrator to join our Maintenance team on a fixed term contract until June 2024 to cover maternity leave

This is a part time role working 23.25 hours over 5 days. Working hours will vary over a 7 day rota, including weekends and bank holidays. The salary for this position is £12,851.67 per annum.

What will this role involve?

You will be supporting the Assistant Maintenance Manager with the administration functions within the maintenance team, compiling contractor and supplier information, organising the work request system and communicating actions. The role also involves reconciling invoices and using the purchase order system. You will also be monitoring operational systems and collating records. This is a new post and the post holder will have significant input into streamlining procedures, and creating systems including digitalising files and systems.

What skills and experience are required?

The ideal candidate will have 5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, at grade A to C as well as a level 3 qualification or equivalent in administration. Previous administrative experience including basic use of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook are essential. You should also have experience of managing diaries, liaising with multiple departments and external organisations. Specific experience of maintenance processes and materials an advantage but is not essential as full training will be given.

Benefits of joining our team include:

  • 33 days paid holiday pro-rata (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Company sick pay
  • Branded uniform provided (as required)
  • Relevant internal and external training provided
  • Free entry to our zoos for staff and immediate family
  • Complimentary tickets
  • Discounts in our Catering and Retail outlets (as applicable)
  • Free staff parking
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Employee Discounts Platform
  • Access to Headspace Premium App

Please note, we will be reviewing applications and conducting interviews throughout the advertising period for this role. The role may therefore be filled prior to the closing date.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

To apply for this role, please email a CV and Covering Letter to the People Services Team: [email protected]