Grounds and Facilities Manager, Castle Espie

Wildfowl & Wetland Trust
County Down
£33000 per annum
Closing date
7 Dec 2021

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Grounds & Facilities Manager

WWT Castle Espie Wetland Centre (Northern Ireland)


Circa £33,000 per annum


This role is full time (37.5 hours per week) and will involve working on some weekends and bank holidays

Do you have a track record in facilities management within a customer focussed business? If so WWT at Castle Espie is looking for a hardworking and enthusiastic Grounds and 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 in 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 in 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.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites, around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

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.

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Other organisations may call this role Grounds Manager, Facilities Manager, Facilities Team Lead, or Building Manager.

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