Water Park is a 70 acre residential outdoor education centre on the south-east shore of
Coniston Water. We are a charity supported by the Eric Wright Trust and are part of the Eric
Wright Group which has its head-quarters in Preston.
The staff of 20 includes house keepers, a grounds manager, instructors, chef / cook, trainee
instructors and a management team.
The centre caters for a whole range of clients from primary school children to adult corporate
courses, 95% of our work is with young people. Almost three quarters of our groups are primary
We generally have up to 37 clients resident at a time.
Groups generally stay here for either a Monday Friday or a weekend (Friday evening to
Sunday afternoon). We are open 340 days per year and currently have clients in for 334 of
We also have a day visit centre on site which is used for 200 days per year.
The role :
We are looking to recruit someone who will be able to undertake both general and grounds
maintenance duties, initially working alongside our existing grounds manager.
General duties will involve minor repairs to woodwork, plumbing, glazing, plaster work, etc and
involve regular use of power tools.
Grounds maintenance duties will involve grass cutting, leaf collecting, path re-stoning, repairing
dry stone walls, chain sawing, wood chopping, etc, etc.
The working days are :
Wednesday 0800 - 1630
Friday 0800 - 1530
There may be some flexibility for the right person.
PLEASE NOTE : Water Park is not on any public transport routes and there is no
accommodation available, so your own transport is essential.
Department EWG Contract type Part time Hours 23 hours per week (Wednesday 8am to 4.30 pm, Thursday 8am to 4.30 pm and Friday 8.
00am to 3.30 pm) may be required to cover A / L and Sickness as and when required Salary £12,000 PA