Job Title: Site Technician

Primary Location: Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Application Closing Date: TBC

Job Salary: £23,000 - £27,000 pro rata (fixed 4 month contract)

Context
Operation Encounter is an established outdoor adventurous activity business. Founded by two ex-military officers, we provide challenging outdoor experiences for young people. These help them to build their confidence, increase their self-awareness, create friendships, and have fun.

Our primary customer is the Government-funded National Citizen Service that facilitates character developing experiences for 16-17 year olds every summer. We also work with schools and organisations that focus on young people, including Cadet groups and sports teams. In 2019, over 1,200 young people completed an experience with us.

Our primary site is in Marlow, Buckinghamshire and comprises fields, woodland and a lake. We offer a range of land and water-based activities such as bushcraft, obstacle course, archery, canoeing and raft building.

In 2021 we will open a second site in Newnham, Hertfordshire, just over an hour north east of Marlow. Operation Encounter is a seasonal business. Our primary months of operation with customers are May to September.

With no operation throughout 2020 due to Covid-19, we are now preparing for summer 2021. This requires a large effort to recommission the Marlow site and set up the Newnham site from scratch.

The Site Operations Team, which this role sits within, is key to this effort. Initially the role is a fixed four month contract but there may be scope to extend this.

Key Responsibilities:
· Provide technical/trade skills and manpower to help recommission and develop Operation Encounter’s sites

· Contribute to site projects and initiatives whilst meeting time and cost targets

· Transport equipment and resources, including between the Marlow and Newnham sites

Physical Requirements:
· This role is based outdoors and operates in all weathers and across different terrains e.g. woodland, grassland, water

· A good level of mobility and physical fitness is required

Experience and Technical Skills / Professional Qualifications:

· Experience working on outdoor multi-use/purpose sites (e.g. adventurous training sites, building sites etc.)

· Experience working in a team

· Minimum of one basic trade skill (e.g. electrics, plumbing, carpentry)

· Skilled at using a range of manual and power tools

Criteria:
· Strong integrity, initiative and problem solving skills essential

· Full driving licence and own vehicle essential

· Own tools desirable

DBS Check Required:
· Yes – provided by Operation Encounter