Closing date: 
30 Apr 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 CV and a cover letter to hr@sif.sc, or contact us ​here or by phone on 4321735 for enquiries.