Landbased Machinery Mechanic

Activate Learning (Merrist Wood)


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Job role:

As the Landbased Machinery Mechanic, you will be responsible for the group land-based machinery and vehicle fleet maintenance, stock control and ordering, in addition to the day-to-day set up of machinery resources for taught lessons.

You will maintain and enhance a wide range of specialist landbased machinery from chainsaws, pedestrian mowers, 2 stroke equipment to tractors and PTO implements.

What do you need to be successful in this role?

Applicants for this role should have proven experience in the use and servicing of a wide range of specialist equipment and machinery, along with a relevant vocational qualification at Level 2 or above. A minimum of 5 years industry experience is desirable. In addition, you will have excellent organisational skills and attention to detail

A full driving licence and tractor driving certification is essential, as is a qualification in Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross-cutting Unit 201, 202 (CS30) or willingness to undertake training.

What are the benefits of this role?

Working at Merrist Wood you will be on a 400-acre estate with woodlands, wetlands, livestock, gardens and grasslands. There are outstanding facilities for floristry, horticulture, landscaping and garden design. These include a campus nursery, workshops and design studios.

There really is no limit in terms of your personal growth, development and career by joining one of the largest Education Providers in the UK. You will have a comprehensive development program as part of induction together with peer to peer learning, a formal development plan and support at every step of the way to set you up for success.

We offer a buddy system, a digital induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth. We have extensive technology in place to develop digital capability and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate.

What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?

At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand.

We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies – bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.

Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive.

We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form.

Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK.

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity.

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly.

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.


Activate Learning (Merrist Wood)



Ends on 19 Aug 2021

6 months ago