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Operations Assistant

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Main Duties

  Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Assisting with the ongoing co-ordination, implementation and adherence of the health and safety and water safety policies
  • maintenance of the safety, work boats and ancillary equipment
  • Assisting in the maintenance of the pontoon systems, buoy systems, launches, PA system, outfall pipe and water quality of the lake
  • Assisting with Maintenance of the buildings and their surrounds
  • Assisting with Maintaining the banks (in conjunction with the grounds staff)
  • Assisting with Maintaining security of the buildings, grounds, and the workshop
  • A member of the Lake safety team for general and event lake usage
  • Ensuring the safety boats are functional before any authorized users of the lake go afloat
  • Assisting with the Lake and boathouse booking system, booking in arrivals and taking payment when required
  • Assisting with aquatic weed control
  • Commitment to equality, diversity & inclusion
  • Commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children


Eton College offers a wide range of benefits, including an 11% employer contribution to your pension (with 4.9% employee contribution), a cycle to work scheme and free access to the College’s sport and leisure facilities.

The Ideal Candidate

To be successful in this role, the incumbent should have:

  • Watermanship Skills, RYA level 2, Power Certificate (training given)
  • General maintenance skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Dealing with conflict and difficult situations 
  • First Aid at Work qualified (training given)
  • Swimming ability (minimum distance 50m)
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to work life balance based around the business needs which fluctuate throughout the year
  • A responsible and conscientious approach to influencing the correct usage by all visitors to Dorney Lake & Queens Eyot
  • Good interpersonal skills – able to liaise with clients, members of the public and members of the Eton College community
  • Positive and committed approach to work
  • Confident dealing with difficult situations and customers, staying calm and relaxed in their approach

Role introduction

We are seeking to appoint an Operations Assistant to join the team at Dorney Lake. Dorney Lake is a modern world-class rowing and flat water canoeing centre set in a spectacular 400- acre parkland near Windsor. This role is to assist in the day to day operations and responsibilities involved in all aspects of the site and business which include the grounds, buildings and events, with a focus on site security, water safety and the driving and maintenance of the various boats.


About the College

Eton College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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