Job details
Posting date: 20 May 2024
Salary: £20.0 to £30.0 per hour
Additional salary information: Paying up to £30 p/h + holiday pay
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 19 June 2024
Location: Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 9BG
Company: Hays Specialist Recruitment
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: 4413660_1716196609

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As the sole agency supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of maintenance trades and support operatives. Hays is seeking to recruit a Maintenance Electrician for HMP Deerbolt. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the prison service and can often lead to permanent opportunities.

Hours Per Week: 39 hours
There will be a need to work some weekends, but this would be on a rota basis.

Your new role

  • Planned and preventative electrical maintenance.
  • Diagnosing and replacing failed domestic electrical components.
  • Responding to breakdowns, ensuring all works are carried out under the appropriate Safe System of Work and in a timely manner.
  • Actively fault-finding / problem-solving on domestic electrical systems across the prison.
  • Undertaking electrical installation activities in accordance with the design provided and IET Wiring Regulations.
  • Testing and inspecting electrical installations in accordance with the current IEE wiring regulations.
  • Monitoring and ordering critical spares for all electrical services.

Hours are: Mon - Fri 7:45am - 4:45pm, 1 in 3 weekends required at overtime rates.

Once settled into the role, you will be required to be part of the on-call rota (on-call rates apply).

What you'll need to succeed

  • Appropriate technical qualifications e.g. City & Guilds 2365 parts 1-3, BTEC, NVQ level 3 or above
  • BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations, specifically 18th OR 19th Edition*.
  • Knowledge and experience of Electrical Systems and Electricity at work Regulations.
  • Capable of working at heights.

You must be able to pass a full prison security clearance and enhanced DBS (if required). Hays and the MOJ are responsible for organising all security clearances and DBS.
You must hold a valid passport or Full Birth Certificate & Photo Driving Licence at your current address.
You must have proof of National Insurance AND proof of address dated in the past 3 months.
All applicants must be able to provide details of at least 2 satisfactory employment references.

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