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Maintenance Electrician

Electrician required for Long term contract at HMP Swaleside.

17th Ed Electrician HMP Swaleside, Kent: Long Term contract

Project based work on an ongoing contract.

Overview of the position:

As a supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of trades & support operatives, Hays is seeking to recruit multiple qualified trades including Electrician's with City & Guilds/NVQ and 17th Edition for Sheerness, Kent.

The role is based on 39 hours per week including working 1 in 3 weekends .

The rate offered is from £17 to £18.50 per hour via an Umbrella PAYE option. PAYE is available. The weekend hours are paid at increased rates.

Purpose of the Maintenance role:
As part of the Works Department you will be responsible for both reactive repairs and planned and preventative maintenance.

Kent Prisons have an excellent reputation as busy local prisons, which serve all the courts in the South East. They pride themselves in engaging and involving employees working alongside them in the process of change. The Maintenance role is in a unique working environment with a strong sense of team working. Always in demand, you could benefit from long-term contracts and there is also potential, once trained, to work in other prisons both locally and nationally. You must be local to the prison or have your own transport.

Both prisons are looking for qualified Electricians, ideally with maintenance experience. You will be required to carry out varied duties such as reactive repairs & rewires along with small planned projects and maintenance. 17th Edition is essential. Time served applicants or lower level editions will not be considered.

Previous experience in a prison/ public sector is not required for this role. The nature of the role requires candidates to be security conscious and able to challenge potential compromises and risks, you will also need to be reliable and consistent, level headed and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Full training on working within a prison is provided by the establishment/ department.

Security Clearance required:
All applicants will be subject to the HM Prison Service Security Clearance procedure which can take up to 6 weeks, this can include a Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. You must hold a Valid Passport or Birth Certificate & Photo Driving Licence in your current address. All applicants must be able to provide details of 2 satisfactory references, at least one from an ex-employer.

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£17.00 - £18.50 per hour



01622 235 681

Maintenance Electrician

Sheerness, UK

Published on 17 Sep 2019