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Maintenance Operative

Dogs Trust

Location: Evesham

Salary: £24,608 per year + benefits

Hours: 37.5 per week

Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: 23rd July 2024

How to Apply: To apply for this position please follow the link to our jobs page. Our application process requires you submit a CV and a cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role.

We are seeking an experienced Maintenance Operative with a positive and proactive attitude to join our team at our Rehoming Centre ensuring the centre is safe and fit for business purposes.

We’re looking for someone able to carry out planned and reactive maintenance in the rehoming centre environment, including all equipment and vehicles associated with the rehoming centre. You’ll also support the management team in the smooth running and professional presentation of the rehoming centre.

About this job:

As a Maintenance Operative, you’ll:

  • Grounds, building and vehicle maintenance, undertaking reactive repair of damaged or non-working items.
  • Liaise with Property department, Health & Safety and Facilities department on routine visits and audits; notifying the appropriate department of potential or developing issues and discussing routine work to be undertaken.
  • Be a nominated fire warden.
  • Liaise with contractors.
  • Identify, take ideas from others, and implement works to enhance the centre environment.
  • Logistical support for the movement of goods, people and dogs.

About you:

A qualified tradesperson or experienced handyperson you’ll a good understanding of routine maintenance in a practical working environment and an awareness of current Health & Safety legislation. You will be an excellent communicator, have a problem-solving attitude and keen eye for detail. But above all you’ll have an empathy towards the dogs in the centre and a commitment to the aims and values of Dogs Trust.

About Dogs Trust:

We love dogs. That’s why we do whatever we can to make sure every four-legged friend gets the love they deserve. We’ll never put a healthy dog down, so our work is focused on helping dogs in need, supporting owners every step of the walk, and creating a better world for dogs in the future. It’s what we’ve been doing since 1891 and how we’ve grown to become the UK’s leading dog charity, helping 12,000 loyal friends find their forever homes every year.

About the team:

Our rehoming centres house thousands of dogs each year until they are able to find a loving new home and the success of our centres wouldn’t be possible without our dedicated team of staff and volunteers; there is a real family-community within each of our centres. Come rain or shine, our team are out in all weathers to make sure the dogs have the best possible life. Dealing with thousands of visitors each month, our rehoming centres are the face of Dogs Trust and we pride ourselves on our staff providing the very best in customer service.

What you need to know:

A full, manual driving licence is also required for this role. Working times are Monday to Friday on a rota basis, 8am-4:30pm (subject to change and will be discussed during interview).


Dogs are incredibly diverse, much like the humans that love them! At Dogs Trust we value diversity and we’re committed to fostering an inclusive culture.  We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, abilities, and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce helps us to achieve our mission. Our colleague networks give our people a voice acting as vehicles for real and meaningful change within Dogs Trust.  We truly want to see every candidate shine throughout the entire job application process, interview stages, and during their time with us. If there’s anything on your mind or any adjustments you may need, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Feel free to send us an email at [email protected]. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

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