Grounds & Facilities Manager
Ref: G&FM(2021)CE

WWT Castle Espie (Northern Ireland)
Grounds / Reserve, Operations
Circa £33,000 per annum
Position type
Full Time
Working pattern
This role is full time (37.5 hours per week) and will involve working on some weekends and bank holidays, working 5 days in 7
Job advert

Do you have a track record in facilities management within a customer focussed business? If so WWT at Castle Espie are looking for a hardworking and enthusiastic facilities manager to join our friendly and dedicated team.

Castle Espie is home to Ireland’s largest collection of wildfowl including endeared species from around the world. Bird hides, nature walks and our sensory garden allow you to get close to nature. Our award winning eco centre at Castle Espie includes lecture theatres, soft play, shop, art gallery and Kingfisher restaurant with outstanding views over the internationally important nature reserve of Strangford Lough.

By joining our team you will become part of something amazing and you will be a key contributor to providing our visitors with a warm and genuine welcome, an unforgettable experience and grow our business.  In this way you will make a difference by connecting people and wetlands.  

The position requires a hands-on approach, positive attitude and experience of managing a multi-disciplinary team of staff within a customer focussed environment. You will work to support the Centre Manager in the management of the day to day operation of the Centre, with specific responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the grounds, buildings and living collection management.

Qualified to A Level standard or equivalent the ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of people and budget management. You will have a detailed knowledge of Health & Safety regulations and will be responsible for ensuring our team and visitor are looked after at all times.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
Life assurance
Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
Cycle to work scheme
Free entry to all our centres

Closing date:  7th December 2021

Interview date:  To be confirmed

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

Job description
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