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Heating & Plumbing Technician

Location:  Buckfast, Devon

Hours of work: 40 hours per week – Monday to Friday, day shift + on call rota

Contract type: Permanent and full time

Reporting to: Heating & Plumbing Team Leader

To apply:  Please submit a CV to [email protected]



Located at the centre of a picturesque valley on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, Buckfast Abbey is home to a community of Roman Catholic Benedictine Monks, who live their lives of prayer, work, and study according to the ancient rule of St Benedict.

The heart of our site is the Abbey Church and Monastery – the place in which the Monastic Community lives and prays at various times throughout the day.  Our site is historic – the original Abbey being founded in 1018 AD.

Today, our site is a flourishing complex of buildings which the monks have continually developed to aid them in realising their vision for Buckfast – to be a national centre of witness to God, and the Roman Catholic faith.  To that end, the community places a great value upon hospitality, and welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Our site includes beautiful gardens, restaurants, retail outlets, a hotel and other guest accommodation, a large conference centre, an education centre and production facility.  To aid them in operating and maintaining the site, the community employs over a hundred members of staff, and offers a variety of interesting career opportunities that are valued with competitive pay and an excellent benefits package.

Our staff are not required to share the religious beliefs of the Monastic Community, but those beliefs shape our ethos and working culture, so we require all staff to have sympathy with and uphold our values.


Role Purpose

Responsible for maintenance and installation of gas/plumbing appliances across the site in a range of domestic and commercial buildings, under the direction of the Heating & Plumbing Team Leader.


Essential Criteria

  • NVQ Level 3 Plumbing & Heating
  • Gas Safe Registered
  • Full driving license
  • Experience of vented and unvented systems
  • Emergency boiler repairs experienced
  • Health & Safety and environmentally focused
  • Excellent customer service skills – prompt, thorough, efficient and organised with good communication skills
  • Positive, flexible, ‘can do’ attitude with agility to respond to changing priorities and working environments
  • Ability to work independently, or as part of a team, using initiative and/or supporting team as required
  • Ability to perform manual handling aspects of role
  • Willingness to undertake any training required for role

Desirable Criteria

  • Previous experience of commercial gas appliances
  • Willingness to carry out other trade duties within competence as required, to assist with completion of tasks
  • Willingness to undertake training to increase competence within other trades, as required


To apply:  Please submit a CV to [email protected]