Closing date: 28th February 2024
Department: Maintenance
Location: Colchester Zoo
Employment type: Full time
Hours Per Week: 40 hours per week
Salary: To be discussed at interview

Introduction to the Department

As part of our Maintenance Team, you will be responsible for the routine plumbing repair and installation of a number of systems around the Zoo. This includes various filtration systems; drainage and heating appliances; and water services in commercial premises and animal enclosures.

Role Responsibilities

  • Install; service and maintain various filtration systems; bio mass boilers; oil fired boiler systems
  • Carry out routine plumbing maintenance, repair and installation of; sanitary, drainage, heating appliances and hot and cold water services in commercial premises; animal enclosures and some domestic properties

Role Requirements

  • Proven knowledge of bio mass heating systems
  • Gas Safe/OFTEC registered desirable but not essential
  • Plumbing and Heating NVQ Level 3 with 2-3 years experience in a similar role
  • FulVclean driving licence
  • Ability to correctly complete the relevant certifications, follow agreed procedures and accurately record data and information.
  • Ability to accurately interpret technical data and drawings, and instructions
  • Experience of working in a customer focused environment within agreed performance targets.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and demonstrate organisational and time management skills.
  • Ability to make decisions and solve problems seeking any advice required.
  • Ability to carry out physical tasks and lift weights in accordance with health and safety guidelines.
  • Good working knowledge of Health and Safety practices
  • Highly organised and motivated
  • Ability to work individually or as part of a team

Working Hours

The position is full time, working 5 days per week, Monday-Friday, with availability to be on call at weekends and bank holidays on a rotation basis.


  • FREE Zoo visits*
  • FREE onsite parking
  • Work place pension scheme
  • Staff events
  • Discounts on Animal Adoptions, Zoo Passes and Animal Experiences*
  • Discounts in the Outpost Gift Shop*
  • Discounts in food outlets
  • 28 days annual leave (incl. Bank Holidays)
  • Competitive hourly rate
  • Uniform provided
  • Regular training

*Benefits dependent on probation period.

If you are interested in applying, please complete the Application Form below and send the completed form along with your CV to

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