Maintenance Officer

Field Studies Council Juniper Hall, Dorking, Surrey 

Circa £23K per annum + Benefits

Permanent / 37.5 hours per week.


Love where you work!

At the Field Studies Council we promise to get people outdoors, provide high quality learning and encourage positive wellbeing. We’re all about creating outdoor learning experiences and opportunities that inspire everyone to be curious, knowledgeable, passionate and caring about the environment.

Established in 1943, our network of Learning Locations provide day and residential courses for all ages, from young children to retired adults, from schools and communities throughout the UK, reaching many others through our publications and community-based programmes.


What you’ll be doing

This is a busy, active role and will require you to be able to carry out duties associated with maintenance work, including manual handling tasks, e.g. moving and operating equipment and tools.

You will be responsible for overall maintenance and improvements of the learning location buildings and grounds. As well as being responsible for carrying out routine Health and Safety monitoring, checks and record keeping.


Please refer to the vacancy pack for further details on the full responsibilities of the role.


Where you’ll be based

Located next to Box Hill in Surrey, the Field Studies Council Juniper Hall centre has beautiful scenery and countryside surroundings yet is very easy to reach by car or public transport.

We can accommodate a maximum of 130 guests, in two accommodation blocks. There are a variety of room types including single, twin, triple, and dormitory rooms. Some rooms are en-suite and others have shower and toilet facilities close by.

As part of this position, you will also be required to provide occasional maintenance support at Field Studies Council Amersham and Field Studies Council Epping Forest.  Where this is required, this will be agreed in advance and appropriate notice will be given.


Who we’re looking for

A great work ethic where aptitude and attitude are key
A natural pride in the work you produce
A flexible and adaptive approach able to perform using your own initiative both independently and as a team player
A professional manner in all that you do
An empathy with the aims and objectives of Field Studies Council
A committed and proactive approach to personal development; motivated to learn new skills and overcome new challenges
Sound like the role for you? Come and be part of the team! We look forward to your application.



28 days holiday + bank holidays + 2 extra loyalty days dependent on length of service
Sick Pay
24hr Counselling Helpline Service
Life Assurance
Health Cash Plan
Training & Development
Happy to talk flexible working!
Staff discounts

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please call Maddy Jones on 01306 734500.


The closing date for receipt of your completed application is 12 noon on 30 March 2023


Interviews are scheduled to take place at Field Studies Council Juniper Hall on a date to be confirmed


Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by telephone and/or email.

About Field Studies Council

Field Studies Council is one of the UK’s leading providers of outdoor environmental education

We want to create a world where everyone feels connected to the environment, so that they can enjoy the benefits it gives and makes choices that help protect it – especially now when our planet is facing issues such as climate change and loss of biodiversity.

As an Investors in People charity, we realise that to achieve our vision we need diverse teams of staff who have a wide range of skills, a real passion for the work of the charity and a pride in their role within it. No matter what role you perform, everyone can make a difference and every role is vital to delivering our mission and vision…if this inspires you, we would love to hear from you.