Big Chris

Job Title:

Grounds Maintenance and Instructor

Joined Eaton Vale:


About Me

Chris is our extremely skilled Groundskeeper here at Eaton Vale. If something needs fixing, Chris is the man to go to. He is the go-to guy for anything DIY, as there is nothing he can’t do. He has a key to everything on site, and can often be found on, or next to, the tractor. Before being employed by Eaton Vale, Chris volunteered his time for 8 years. He’s now brought a new recruit to the centre: his adorable Labrador Poppy. In their spare time, they love going on walks and hikes together.Chris (and Poppy) is also a very active member of the Scouting Movement. He is a Cub leader, Scout leader, and an Explorer leader for Hethersett Scouts. Chris loves volunteering for Scouts, and the young people he works with have a brilliant time. Recently, they have had a young person join with autism, and Scouting has made a massive improvement to his confidence. They frequently visit Eaton Vale, and have various other members of staff assisting Chris with the groups.


  • NVQ Level 2 in Care Work
  • ERCA Low Ropes Instructor
  • NSRA YPS Tutor’s Diploma
  • Archery GB Instructor