RSPB • RSPB UKHQ - The Lodge

Site Maintenance Assistant

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £19305 - £21417 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

We are looking to employ a maintenance assistant to join our dedicated maintenance team based in Sandy, Bedfordshire. The role is varied, and responsibilities include lifting and shifting, repair work, painting, recycling paper, cardboard and metal and assisting other members of the team.

You would be site based at RSPB’s UK headquarters in Sandy in Bedfordshire, with occasional visits to our warehouse in Bedford.

What's the role about?

The successful applicant will assist the maintenance team in office moves and refurbishments. This will include moving chairs, desks and cabinets as well as repainting offices as part of an on-going maintenance program. Weekly and monthly site inspections will be carried out around the site, and the results entered onto spreadsheets.

They will assist the maintenance engineer with building, plumbing and electrical repairs, and be competent in the use of power tools. They should have a good working knowledge of health and safety.

Other responsibilities include maintaining outdoors areas including path and car park sweeping, cleaning bins and snow clearance when necessary.

They will also keep tools in good working order, and keep workshop areas, working compound and tool shed clean and tidy.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

Experience in a commercial maintenance role


Use of hand tools

Health and safety awareness

Basic computer literacy

Be able to move heavy objects

Ability to work in a team

Good time management

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

Trade qualification, e.g. for electricity, plumbing, carpentry, building

Experience in a practical role

This is a Permanent Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week.

We are actively recruiting for this role and reserve the right to close it early and Interview as suitable applicants present themselves.

For further information please contact john.stephenson@rspb.org.uk

As part of this application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options RSPB provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure RSPB is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at RSPB

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Across all 4 UK Countries

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements

Flexa100 2024

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2023

Charity & Tech For Good

Flexa100 2023

Most flexible companies

Industry awards 2022

2nd – Charity & Tech For Good