Driver / Skilled Labourer

Organisation: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Salary: £21,785 - £23,134

Location: Edinburgh Zoo

The role:

To carry out, to completion, property maintenance related tasks (multi trade) to agreed timescales, quality standards and in a cost-effective manner; undertaking designated activities (trade specific) in managing the build and maintenance of all buildings, facilities and infrastructure owned by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS).

Ensure that all areas of the site are safe and well presented for our visitors in support of RZSS’ mission and vision.

Some of the things you’ll do:

Work under the direction of more senior tradesperson to;
take the day to day lead on designated activities (trade specific, ideally plumbing) to ensure all assigned repairs and projects are delivered effectively, safely, on time and to budget.
provide reactive labouring and driving tasks to agreed H&S and quality standards.
Undertake all forms of general labouring works, e.g. planning general works and multi trade repairs
Support the construction and maintenance of new buildings, facilities and infrastructure to agreed standards, budgets and deadlines, including smaller multi trade repairs or works, e.g plant, equipment and labouring tasks
Ensure own machinery is cleaned, inspected, maintained and user logbook updated daily to agreed transport policy standards and procedures
Operate heavy plant on a regular basis and ensure all machinery and tools are cleaned, inspected, maintained and user logbook updated daily to agreed transport and other policy standards and procedures.
What we’re looking for:

Relevant construction qualification, or proven experience of working on a hands on construction/maintenance role
Full driving licence.
Able to identify and make safe (for self, colleagues and the public) all the utilities and services encountered whilst working on RZSS sites.
Experience of working as part of a team, and on your own
Construction site experience, working in a multi-trade environment, (ideally with plumbing experience but development/training can be provided)
What you’ll get in return:

Starting salary between £21,785 – £22,395 (offer based on experience) with future salary progression up to £23,134 per annum
37.5hr working week (may require some weekend working)
34 days annual leave (pro rata)
Discount in both retail/catering
Access to a healthcare plan
Access to Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Employer contributory pension scheme
You will receive a staff membership which will give you (and family/friends) free (and discounted) entry to both the Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo as well as a number of other Zoo’s across the UK.

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this position will take place while the advert is live. The advert will close once a successful candidate has been found. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications, as soon as possible.

Application Deadline: Thursday 25/01/2024