Are you looking for an active role? Help us maintain this superb country house dating from the 17th century set in a peaceful wooded valley.

  • Permanent full-time contract – average 37.5 hours per week
  • £24,630 – £26,137 per annum (dependant on experience). This equates to an hourly rate of £12.63 – £13.40.
  • *This role is currently eligible for our geographical allowance incentive. This means that during your first two years of employment with us, you’ll be paid an extra amount each month on top of your usual salary – this extra payment is calculated at 5% of the gross basic salary figure.
  • Excellent benefits – including life assurance and a health cash plan, see the full list below.
  • We have accommodation available – relocate to a beautiful location in Surrey!

​Love where you work!

Established in 1943, our network of Learning Locations provides day and residential outdoor education courses for all ages. We aim to create outstanding opportunities for everyone to learn about nature.

We value each of our team members and understand that every role is vital to deliver our mission, so, we provide great benefits* to reward and support you while you work with us.

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.

All internal and external repairs to fabric and fittings will need to be carried out in a timely fashion. This could include repairs relating to carpentry, window glazing, plumbing and electrical works and may mean you need to liaise with outside contractors where appropriate.

Please refer to the vacancy pack on our website 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.

Who we’re looking for

We need someone with experience in both interior and exterior maintenance work. You will take pride in delivering quality workmanship and have an awareness and understanding of relevant Health and Safety issues that comes with this type of work. In addition, you will need:

  • 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.

* Your benefits whilst working with us will include:

  • Financial – We offer competitive salaries, sick pay, pension schemes, life assurance, 28 days annual holiday entitlement plus bank holidays and a further 2 extra loyalty days dependent on length of service.
  • Health and Wellbeing – Eligible employees are automatically provided with a Health Cash Plan which you can use to help pay for routine health appointments as well as give you the ability to seek second opinions from top doctors! We also provide our team members with access to a 24hr Counselling Helpline Service.
  • Discounts – When you join the team you are also enrolled into our reward programme which gives you discounts on your favourite brands and opportunities to earn cash back on everyday purchases!
  • Additional benefits – We endeavour to offer flexible working options where roles permit and are committed to providing our employees with appropriate quality learning and development opportunities.

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

Applications will be considered on arrival

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we’re in receipt of sufficient applications. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Interviews are scheduled to take place online or at Field Studies Council Juniper Hall on a rolling basis.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted by 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.