Closing date: 
15 Feb 2019

Job Responsibilities: As per instruction from the Property Maintenance Supervisor, and in accordance with agreed priorities, a Fieldworker should expect to be involved in/responsible for the following activities:

1. Trail maintenance, including:

  • Keeping paths clear of hazardous plant debris (eg: fallen branches)
  • Upkeep of stone and wooden steps, particularly ensuring path safety (i.e stabilizing loose stones)
  • Cleaning and maintenance of path drainage and anti-erosion systems
  • Collection of non-natural litter
  • Upkeep and creation of path edges to ensure visitors keep to the paths
  • Management of degradation caused by  erosion (eg infilling gulleys)
  • Upkeep of bridges as appropriate

2. Maintenance of signage

  • Ensuring that signs are not obstructed
  • Ensuring that signs are in good condition and repairing as appropriate
  • Cleaning and/or repainting signs as appropriate

3. Coco de Mer management

  • Collection and de-husking of fallen nuts from both VdM and Fond Pepper and transportation to the stores
  • Assistance with mapping and surveying of CdM tress in the VdM and Fond Pepper
  • Thinning of Coco de Mer juveniles

4. Firebreak maintenance

  • As per instructions, to cut back the vegetation to a height of no more than 10cm within the minimum 10m width of the firebreak

5. Nursery

  • Preparation of the area – including collection of humus and topsoil; mixing of the media
  • Collection of seeds and/or cuttings of native and endemic plant species
  • Sowing and transplanting of seedlings

6. Removal of exotics and rehabilitation

  • Exotic seedlings reaching juvenile status to be removed systematically and in accordance with instruction from management
  • Removal of adult exotic trees as appropriate and in accordance with instructions from management

7. Water management

  • Maintenance of the water catchments area
  • Maintenance of water pipes
  • Ensuring the area around the waterfall is cleared and maintained in an appropriate manner
  • Regular cleaning and maintenance of the water tanks

8. Maintenance of infrastructure and facilities

  • General maintenance of the Visitor Centre building including: cleaning, painting, fixing gutters, repairing damage,  etc …  as appropriate
  • Ensuring the “green” areas are maintained, including watering the plants, weeding, mulching etc
  • Maintain the car park’s drainage and ensure that no exotics re-grow in the near vicinity
  • Ensure that the bins located in the car par are kept in a respectable state at all times
  • Upkeep and repair of the seating and shelters within the VdM forest

9. Reporting of damage and/or other instances whereby external contractors will be involved in repair and/or maintenance

10. Any other activities as arise and requested either by the Property Maintenance Supervisor or the Site Manager.

Minimum Entry Requirements: S5 Level of Education, 3 Years Working Experience in a Relevant Field

Apply today, the position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

If you think you are the right candidate for the above position, please send your application to the Administration & Human Resources Department, Seychelles Islands Foundation, P.O Box 853, La Ciotat Building or contact us here or by phone on 4321735 for enquiries.  Application forms can be collected at our Head office on Mahé and at the Vallée de Mai on Praslin or downloaded here