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Maintenance Manager

Team: Maintenance Team
Paid position

Ashburnham Christian Trust (ACT) is looking to appoint an experienced and skilled Maintenance Manager. Managing a small but operationally critical department with Ashburnham Place,
we are looking for a self-motivated, safety-minded, team player. The role would suit someone who is passionate about delivering excellence in the repair, maintenance and improvement of the buildings and key infrastructure within Ashburnham Place.

The maintenance department currently undertakes the day-to-day repairs that arise across the site, including, housing for around 60 residential members of the community, guest accommodation for around 230 people, conference rooms and ancillary kitchens and service areas. The site has a range of buildings, dating as far back as the 15th century right up to the present day.

Over the next few years, the aim of the Trust will be to offer guests and the community improved levels of accommodation and conference space as well as a drive to greater levels of sustainability, primarily through the reduction in energy consumption. Working with the facility director you will play an important role in achieving these goals.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an ability to lead a small team within a larger organisation. Be able to manage the challenges of maintaining the buildings and key infrastructure with good working knowledge of health and safety.

The role is 40 hours a week, with salary dependent on experience. Some on-call weekend and evening work may be required.

Closing date: 8pm Sunday 24th July 2022

Interviews: 27th and 28th July 2022.

For more details and to apply contact:

To discuss the role in more detail please contact David Giles on 01424 894215 or email david.giles@ashburnham.org.uk

Regenerative Agriculture Internship (Voluntary)

Team: Grounds and Gardens
Voluntary

An exciting residential opportunity based within the walled Kitchen Garden in a 220-acre faith-based community at Ashburnham Place in East Sussex.

We operate a minimum tillage garden with a focus on soil biology influenced by Foundations for Farming, Charles Dowding, Richard Perkins and Elaine Ingham. You will learn how to sow, plant, tend, weed, grow and harvest naturally whilst deepening your understanding of the soil matrix and the critical role carbon plays.

We utilise inside and outside growing spaces, natural heat from hotbeds, orchards and laying hens within our rotations. Produce is grown for our ‘veg box’ scheme, onsite local Farmer’s Market and conference centre.

You will be involved with rearing, movement, care and husbandry of chickens and the importance of animals in soil regeneration.
We are partners with A Rocha and have additional projects on site including permaculture. We are looking for hard-working individuals who are willing to serve, eager to learn, dependable and keen to take on new challenges who will reap the rewards of being part of our Kitchen Garden family; a widely experienced small dynamic team, within a larger residential community.

Reasonable physical health is required as many tasks in the garden is physically demanding.

* Minimum age 18
* Internship starts from October 2021 – minimum 3-month commitment required
* Training and tasks undertaken 5 days per week
* Room and all meals provided

For more details and to apply contact:

For further information, for an application form or to arrange a visit please email nick.heasman@ashburnham.org.uk
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