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Maintenance Operative

Wilderness Reserve

The company

Wilderness Reserve is an 8000-acre estate of woodland, lakes and rolling pasture, sprinkled with an eclectic collection of historic and traditional Suffolk properties. Lovingly restored by artisans, each home has unique character.

From the grand Grade II listed manor house and restored 15th century barn, to charming, thatched cottages and romantic retreats, Wilderness Reserve is a long-term conservation and restoration project - protecting English nature and breathing new life into historic properties. It is unlike anything or any place you’ve ever been before.


The job

Your role will be to work within the maintenance team to carry out planned and reactive maintenance works to the Wilderness Reserve, as well as the 70+ let properties across the estate.


What you'll need

Experienced maintenance professional or multi-trader, able to turn your hand to a number of trades

You must be a real team player with a willingness to attend to out of hours emergency call outs where required

Well-presented and courteous

A Full UK driving licence and your own transport


Where you'll be based

The estate spans 8000 acres, from Heveningham to Sibton to Yoxford.


What you'll receive

- £25,000-£32,000 per annum dependent on experience

- Full time employed contract working Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm

- One week in four working 10am-6pm whilst being on call.

- On call fee £120 per week plus call-out pay at 1.5x paid door-to-door

- One week in four working Saturday, taken as overtime or day off in lieu

- 28 days annual leave, including bank holidays

- Stunning working location in the Suffolk countryside

- Opportunity to work on exceptional buildings unlike anything else in the region


Find out more

To discuss this position in more detail, please send your CV to or call 07983 967143.

All communication will be treated in complete confidence.


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