Posted November 20, 2019 at 15:25 PM
Opportunity to join the team at Arnos Vale, a special place which people love to visit; a fascinating site, full of memories, culture, history, nature, wellbeing and busy with events.
Arnos Vale is a special place which people love to visit; a fascinating site, full of memories, culture, history, nature, wellbeing and busy with events. On any day of the week, the site can attract a large number of visitors for a great variety of reasons: from those visiting a family grave, to others who want to explore the history of Victorian Bristol, or just sample the wares of the café. The range of events and activities offered is a major draw for visitors, so we are now very focused on welcoming visitors and ensuring that they have an enjoyable experience. We host weddings in our Grade 2* Listed Victorian chapels and our woodland venue, hire out our buildings for meetings, classes, talks, theatre, education and family activities, and the site has also been used as a film location. With a busy programme of events taking place throughout the year, there is always a range of challenges and opportunities to respond to. The cemetery is free to enter and visitors can explore it with guide books and leaflets. People regularly use the site for leisure, commuting and exercise. We also offer a range of volunteering opportunities from landscape maintenance and supporting children’s workshops, to working on reception, guiding tours and undertaking historical research. We really value the contributions of our volunteers. As a not-for-profit organisation, all our income is put back into preserving, enhancing and developing this special place. We’re a small team, so we all help each other out and regularly need to react to changes to ensure that the site operates efficiently and safely.
As caretaker, you will work independently and with colleagues to maintain the fantastic resources to a high standard and to constantly try to improve our service. Training will be provided where needed. You will need to be an active, enthusiastic and energetic team member who is adaptable to change and is passionate about this unique site. You will need to take real pride in your work, be comfortable with regular cleaning and building maintenance, as well as other practical tasks. We’d love to find someone who is as excited as we are by the potential of this place at the heart of the community.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Caretaker Managed by: Estate Manager
Location: Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Brislington, Bristol, BS4 3EW
Working hours: 36 hours per week: 7.30am – 5pm Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, although this may vary due to operational needs.
To apply for this role, please send a covering letter, CV and a completed Equality and Diversity monitoring form (available on the job advert on our website www.arnosvale.org.uk) by Thursday 5th December to email@example.com Alternatively, by post to Nick Bull, Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust, West Lodge, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EW.
Organisation name: Arnos Vale Cemetery Trust
Contact name: Nick Bull
Contact phone number: 01179719117
Contact website: http://www.arnosvale.org.uk
Type: Part-time (permanent)
Salary: £17,544 Pro rata (actual £16,842)
Deadline for completed applications: Thursday 05 December 2019
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