Gardener/Maintenance Operative


Willicombe Park (Tunbridge Wells)

Place of Work: Willicombe Park

Hours: Full Time

Rate Period: Annum

Salary:  £19,500.00

If you’re a bright spark and enjoy fixing things with a certain level of detail then Audley a looking for you to light up their maintenance team. The Village team and Owners will look to you to providing an exceptional level of service from making sure everything is working, to checking our décor is in tip top condition, all will be in keeping with the levels of service expected within our luxury retirement village. You will be proud to be the main point of contact, warmly assisting our owners from changing a lightbulb to installing their WIFI, you will have the patience and the empathy skills to spend time listening to a few stories whilst you work in their own homes, or around the village. Giving you a helping hand we will provide training courses and qualifications to keep you at the top of your profession whether it be pool plant maintenance, electrical skills, electrical testing or being a Jack of all trades, we will work in partnership with you to keep our exceptional villages running as smooth like silk.

From maintaining the pool and health club facilities daily, to fixing things as issues arise, the owners and village employees will look to you to ensure that all regular fire, H&S inspections and our systems are tested and maintained to keep the village compliant and safe at all times. Nothing will be too much trouble as you provide a warm and friendly service to our owners, and you are able to remain professional and understand when a small job really needs an expert. You will know the importance of ‘logging things’ and making sure our records are up-to-date. The role will involve working with others to provide seamless services throughout our village, you will be able to interact freely with our owners and guests and you will always conduct yourself in a warm and empathetic way. We’ll look to you to inject pride and passion into your work, maintaining the facilities in accordance with health and safety legislation and keeping things fully operational and safe for our owners, employees and external customer.

Taking a real pride in everything you do is essential. Ideally you’ll need some experience of working in a maintenance environment, pool plant or handy trades like electrics, joinery or plumbing where you may already have ideas and skills but it’s your attitude that counts. Flexible, enthusiastic and full of initiative, you’re the type of person who gets things done. You also have the highest standards and pay scrupulous attention to detail. Above all, you have the ability to create an environment for our owners and guests of warm, friendly and impeccably maintained to health and safety standards along with COSHH and other relevant legislation. Last but not least, we can’t let sparks fly or the lights go out! We’re moving and growing all the time, and we are open and running 365 days a year - therefore shift patterns and flexibility in working days and times will be required to ensure there’s always someone to give a helping hand . . . in return we think we are the perfect business for the right person to grow their skills and we’ll invest in you too.

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