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Maintenance Team Leader - Slate Caverns

Location:  Slate Caverns, Blaenau Ffestiniog

Type of Contract:  Permanent, Full Time

Salary:  £21,000 to £23,000

Closing Date: 18th January 2019


Main Purpose of the Job

Responsible for every aspect of maintaining and inspecting all adventures on your site, including all associated systems, hardware, PPE, and safe systems of work whilst role modelling the Zip World core values and character traits at all times.

Representing the following at all times:

Zip World’s core values and beliefs – Challenge the norm, be exceptional, do the right thing
Zip World’s safety policy
Zip World Employee handbook
Zip World’s standard operating procedures

Key Responsibilities

Assume full maintenance responsibility in the absence of the maintenance manager
Responsible for the safe operation of every product in line with SOPs and the safety of customers and the team
Coordination of inspection regime of all activity structures and equipment belonging to your site these include routine visual and operational inspections.
Coordination/completion of maintenance for activity structures and equipment belonging to your site
Coordination/completion of inspection regime of activity PPE belonging to your site
Coordination/completion of maintenance of activity PPE belonging to your site
Coordination of all inspection led record keeping at your site
Support of the standardisation of inspection regimes across Zip World branded sites.
General site maintenance as required.
To ensure sufficient recording of all work undertaken in line with company policy
Be involved in the development of all safety documentation for Inspection and maintenance operations, (risk assessments and safe systems of work)
Work closely with the maintenance manager to ensure best practice, compliance and budget efficiency's
Work with the broader team in order to deliver the Zip World customer journey
Recruitment, induction, training and development of maintenance team leaders and technicians
Delivery of Zip World brand standards
Adapt and change with the business priorities according to the needs and seasonality of the business.
Be present and seen across all areas of the site and actively involved in the day-to-day operations.
Be an expert in all areas of adventure maintenance specific to your site


Essential Requirements and skills

High attention to detail
Highly organised
Previous inspection and maintenance experience (not necessarily in this industry)
Working at height experience
Industry related inspection and maintenance experience
A passion for people, customers and the great outdoors
Experience of managing people
Ability to solve problems using sound judgement and making appropriate decisions.
Flexible with the ability to work Monday to Sunday and on bank holidays.
A positive and proactive ‘can do’ hands on attitude.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and IT literate
Ability and desire to work as part of a team.
Management of suppliers and ability to negotiate.
Full driving licence.


Trade/industry related qualification, I.E welding, PPE inspection, working at height, Fabrication
Experience of working within a seasonal staffing environment.
Experience of working in a similar position.
Up to date knowledge of health and safety legislation.

In return for your hard work and commitment you will be entitled to a number of Zip World benefits including;

Private Healthcare
28 days holiday
Free or discounted tickets on all of our adventures
Food and beverage discounts at our sites
Various discounts for example clothing and local attractions
Social events throughout the year
Free gym membership
Cycle to Work scheme

Please note that weekends, bank holidays and school holidays are our busiest times, therefore, your working hours will be reflective of this.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a covering letter with the following:

  • Why are you interested in this position?
  • Please tell us about your relevant skills and experience and why you would be suitable for this position.

Along with a copy of your CV, to recruitment@zipworld.co.uk.

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