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Maintenance Electrician

University of Reading - Maintenance & Business Services

Location: Reading
Salary: £24,029 to £27,025
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 9th November 2018
Closes: 9th January 2019
Job Ref: SRF23264-R

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Electrician to join the Maintenance Services team, within Estates, offering a reactive service and maintaining all electrical, fire & emergency lighting systems, heating & ventilation services and ancillary plant in University owned properties across all our campuses and sites. You will need the confidence and ability to install, maintain, fault find and repair electrical equipment. Carry out routine inspections and the maintenance of the University's low voltage network and associated equipment. The successful candidate must also be prepared to join our on call rota offering a 24/7 service to the University.

You will have:

  • Experience in all aspects of planned, preventive and day to day reactive maintenance issues and awareness of current statutory requirements.
  • A willingness to work flexibly on a number of different issues whilst maintaining a high standard of work. Working with other teams and on your own.
  • An understanding of Health & Safety.
  • General IT Knowledge.
  • A current driving licence, as the successful candidate will need to drive between campuses.
  • Relevant electrical competency qualifications including: 17th Edition IEE Wiring regulations to BS7671 and C&G 2391 Test & Inspection (optional but must be prepared to undertake as part of the role). 

The University of Reading aims to create a fair and transparent reward strategy; ensuring staff are paid a competitive salary and are recognised and rewarded for their contribution. Members of staff have the opportunity to join a pension scheme sponsored by the University. The University has a range of family friendly policies, including a childcare voucher scheme to help you save money on childcare costs. We have a strong commitment to health and well-being and staff can benefit from discounted membership at the SportsPark, an Employee Assistance Programme and a Health Cash Plan. The University offers generous holiday entitlements which include public holidays and paid closure days.

When completing the application you should match you qualifications, training, skills and experience to the job description giving full details and filling in all sections.

Interviews will be held week commencing 29 October 2018
Informal contact details
Contact role: Head of Building Maintenance
Contact name: Ian May
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6382
Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: 
DLO Manager (Engineering)
Contact name: Martin Holt
Contact phone: 0118 378 7287
Contact email:

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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