Mechanical Craftsperson

Birkbeck College, University of London - Facilities and Estates Services

The Department of Facilities and Estates Services is responsible for the physical estate of Birkbeck College and for meeting the needs of the education and research establishment. We are currently looking for two responsible people with suitable mechanical, plumbing and HVAC experience to join our mechanical section.

The successful candidates will be responsible for carrying out maintenance and repairs of general mechanical systems and services within the college premises. Applicants should have a GSCE or equivalent with significant experience, together with a recognized apprenticeship or training qualification (NVQ or City & Guilds equivalent to a minimum of level 3). Good communication skills and team working is essential.

The successful candidates will be expected to participate in callout cover which is an essential part of the role, an allowance of £1,577 is paid in addition to the salary stated below. There are two shifts available, either 8am-4pm or 2pm-10pm.

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Salary: Grade 5 of the College's London Pay Scale which is £28,154 rising to £33,764 per annum.

There are two posts available that are full time, 35 hours per week (1.0 FTE) and open-ended. The salary quoted above is on the College's London Pay Scale and includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance which applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the Greater London area. The initial salary will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful applicant. The appointment is subject to a probationary period of 6 months. Birkbeck also provides a generous defined benefit pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and other great benefits.

Completed applications must be received by midnight on the closing date above.

Interviews will take place within week commencing 31 October 2016.

For further information on this opportunity contact Daniel Xuereb, Maintenance Manager (Email: A link to the PDF document containing the job description and person specification can be found on the college's website, accessed by pressing the apply button below.

Birkbeck welcomes applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award, operating the Two Ticks scheme, is a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is working towards the Race Equality Charter Mark.

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