Working for the NFWI

Would you like to work for the WI and help make a difference to women, providing them with educational opportunities, a chance to build new skills and campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities? The NFWI employs around 90 people working in a variety of roles at Head Office in London, Denman, the WI College in Oxfordshire and our office in Wales.

We are always looking for talented people to join our team to help maintain the WI’s status as a celebrated institution with the largest women’s membership in the UK.

Why not look at our links below and apply today? If there are no current vacancies at this time, thank you for looking and please do check back on a regular basis.

Some of the benefits of working for us

  • A fully auto-enrolled contributory Personal Pension scheme with maximum employer contributions set at 8%
  • A holiday entitlement of 28 days per annum rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays, pro rata for part time staff
  • Membership of a Healthcare scheme (non-contributory)
  • Enhanced sick, maternity, paternity and shared parental pay subject to qualification
  • Interest-free Season Ticket Loan (London only)
  • Cycle to work scheme

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As part of our recruitment practices, the NFWI collects and processes personal information relating to job applicants. The NFWI is committed to being transparent about how it collects and uses that information and to meeting its data protection obligations. Full details of this can be found in the NFWI Recruitment Privacy Notice.

Maintenance Assistant

Looking to join a fantastic Estates team  and be part of a recognised name in education?

Denman is the WI’s centre for learning, offering a wealth of opportunities to acquire new skills on day schools and residential courses in the field of cookery, craft and lifestyle. It has for 70 years helped so many people fulfill an interest and develop new friendships within beautiful surroundings. We welcome everyone to experience and soak up the Denman ambience.

Maintenance Assistant
£19,945 per annum
Full-time, 35 hours per week
Based in Oxfordshire

About the Maintenance Assistant role
You will be responsible for the day-to-day inspections, maintenance and repairs of the College buildings, grounds and equipment, and ensure that all aspects of current Health & Safety at Work Regulations are met.

General maintenance duties will include room checks, legionella prevention, checking fire assets and reactive maintenance. This includes heating and ventilation issues, unblocking of drains and toilets, decorating repairs and office moves. You will also be responsible for liaising with and overseeing external contractors. This role requires accurate record keeping and the ability to prioritise and remaining calm under pressure. In addition, you will work as part of a rota system to cover emergency maintenance, during evenings and weekends.

About you
A background of onsite maintenance or experience within a similar environment is essential. A qualification in decorating, plumbing or joinery skills and fire training would be desirable.

If you think you are the ideal candidate for this role, and want to be part of The National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) which is the largest women’s organisation with almost 215,000 members, please request an application pack from the HR department by contacting or 020 7371 9300 ext.231  

Closing date: 22 November 2019

The WI is an equal opportunities employer. Reg. Charity No. 803793.

Contact the NFWI

  • Phone: 020 7371 9300
  • Open hours: 9am–5pm Mon–Fri
  • Address: 104 New Kings Road, London SW6 4LY

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