• Brief overview of the role

    Reporting to the Buildings and Maintenance Manager, carrying out a wide variety of responsive and planned plumbing repairs and maintenance, both commercial and domestic, across the Buckfast Abbey site.

    Vacancy description

    • Carrying out a wide variety of high quality repairs to a range of properties, predominately developing plumbing skills with a view to developing other trade skills
    • Attending training sessions with the training provider and complete the learning agreement required for successful completion of a work based plumbing apprenticeship
    • Responsible for keeping any work areas tidy and free from waste materials
    • Ensure all work areas are left in a clean, tidy and safe condition
    • Observe all relevant health and safety regulations and Buckfast Abbey policies
    • To attend meetings, training sessions and conferences as required
    • Stock checking and ordering plumbing materials as required
    • The post holder must also undertake other duties, appropriate to the grading of the post, as required.


    Buckfast Abbey is home to a Benedictine Community of monks with the Abbey Church and facilities. It has a manufacturing plant, multiple retail outlets, restaurant, a conference centre, education department and a broad range of guest accommodation.

    The original Abbey was founded on its current site around 1018 and grew into a large flourishing monastic complex with some substantial Guest Halls


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