The Ocean conservation Trust at the National Marine Aquarium is looking to recruit a Housekeeping Assistant to work within our Housekeeping department. Site specific training will be provided however previous cleaning experience in a public or busy customer focused environment would be beneficial. You will also have excellent communication skills and will be confident when dealing with members of the public.

This is a permanent position of up to 20 hours a week that will work four out of seven days per week. Working hours will vary between an 8am start and a 5.30pm finish. The role is subject to a three-month probationary period. Due to the nature of our business all applicants should be fully flexible and available to work weekends, throughout the school holidays and bank holidays.

The housekeeping team play a vital role in delivering a great guest experience to all our visitors at the National Marine Aquarium. They have a keen eye for detail and an organised approach. Along with our front of house staff they are real ambassadors for the company and are committed to consistently delivering high standards.

You will be joining a passionate team of people who care about marine conservation and customer care in one of the South West’s top visitor attractions. The successful candidate will be:

  • Friendly and approachable
  • Thorough and efficient in their work
  • Have a strong attention to detail
  • Keen to create a pleasant environment within the aquarium through cleanliness and hygiene to enhance our visitor experience
  • Previous experience in the provision of cleaning services in a busy environment
  • Reliable work ethic

The rate of pay ranges between £4.81 – £9.50 per hour depending on age

To apply: Please email your full CV with a covering letter setting out your experience and suitability for the role to:

Tim Nurse, Front of House & Soft Facilities Manager: tim.nurse@oceanconservationtrust.org

CV’s sent without a covering letter will not be considered.

Closing Date: Sunday 15th May 2022

In line with current legislation all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. As part of the recruitment process you will be asked to provide documented evidence of eligibility in the form of a passport or birth certificate.

The OCT operates an Equality and Diversity Policy and is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community – a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under represented in the workforce.

Only candidates invited for interview will be contacted.

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The National Marine Aquarium (NMA) is the UK’s largest aquarium, located in Britain’s Ocean City, Plymouth. It is run by the Ocean Conservation Trust, a charity dedicated to connecting people with the Ocean.

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