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CHEDDAR - General Maintenance Operative
Title:CHEDDAR - General Maintenance Operative
Department:Cheddar Gorge & Caves

Cheddar Gorge is Britain’s biggest gorge from the dramatic cliffs rising 450ft to the stunning stalactite caverns. This world famous site is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and reveals many fascinating stories of our prehistoric ancestors and is an International Centre for caving and rock climbing.


The role of a general maintenance operative is to effectively implement the duties of repair and maintenance of the building in and around cheddar gorge, which includes an element of land based duties.

You will ensure that all work undertaken is within relevant legislation, guidelines and code of practice, and that all procedures are adhered to. You will be responsible for maintenance across the unique range of buildings, fixed equipment and service repairs and new projects to the highest standards to an agreed timescale and budget.


The ideal candidate will have a recognised trade qualification, such as City & Guilds or NVQ Level 2 or higher and substantial experience in multi-trade hands on experience. You will also hold a full UK Driving licence.

Relevant Health & Safety Qualification, IPAF, PASMA and CSCS Card all desirable qualifications that the ideal candidate will hold as well as the ability to use agricultural machinery.

You will be able to co-ordinate works and manage external contractors as well as excellent interpersonal skills to be able to organise and manage time to tight deadlines where required.





This is a 12 month fixed term contract working 40 hours per week, 5 out of 7 days including weekends and bank holidays. You will also be required to be on call to assist with any emergencies that may arise.


Our Values and Behaviours

We expect all of our team to embrace our company values, and display ‘Longleat Behaviours’. These posts require flexibility of hours, energy application and passion.

At Longleat, we focus on our People and our Guests, to listen actively, to work as a team, to empower others and to show empathy. Our values are:

We Engage and Inspire – We focus on engaging and inspiring our guests, delivering unique and lifelong memories
We Put People First – We seek to serve others and put their interests first. We treat them with respect, we value their opinions and collaborate to be better together
We Continuously Improve – We embrace change and pursue excellence in everything we do
We Act with Integrity – We work in a principled, open and conscientious manner
We Take Safety Seriously – Never compromising on a safe and secure environment

When we recruit we place equal emphasis on technical ability and personal attributes to match our brand values.




At Longleat Enterprises Ltd we offer unique benefits such as complimentary Longleat Safari Park admission tickets, attractive discounts on annual passes, special nightly rates on group hotels, discounted hotel Spa treatments, life assurance cover, and 29 days paid holiday (pro rata).




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