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Approved Electrician

University of Kent - Estates Department

Location: Canterbury
Salary: £27,830 to £32,236
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 8th February 2019
Closes: 3rd March 2019
Job Ref: EST0044

The Role

We're looking for two experienced electricians who would like to work in the afternoons and evenings. You will join one of our Gas Fitter/Plumbers, working as a team of three covering a 12pm to 8pm shift and providing reactive and planned maintenance services for our internal customers on the Canterbury campus.

You'll be part of a wider team of over 40 multi-disciplinary and professional trades people which is responsible for keeping our buildings running effectively and efficiently. The team also ensures statutory compliance and regulatory requirements are met, and where possible we aim to exceed these requirements. If you know that you also work to high standards and take pride in your professional trades skills we'd love to hear from you.

There will be a 6% supervisor's allowance potentially available for a candidate with appropriate experience (to be discussed at interview).

We offer an excellent package of benefits such as generous holidays, dedicated training and other staff benefits such as a gym on site, access to a pension scheme and family friendly policies (please see below for more details about our employee benefits).

The Person

The successful applicant will have:

City & Guilds level 2 or 3 or equivalent qualification in an electrical engineering discipline and will hold a BS7671 qualification, including testing for the latest edition of the regulations. 

Proven experience of working as an electrician in a maintenance environment with a mix of PPM and reactive work, including fault-finding and resolution.

The ability to work as part of a mixed-disciplinary team.

A current awareness and understanding of statutory and regulatory requirements relating to your work.

A measured and effective approach under pressure with the ability to remain professional with colleagues, customers and other stakeholders at all times.

For full details of the role and the person specification, please refer to the job description below. Please remember to demonstrate in detail how you meet the person specification within your application.

The Department

The Estates Department provides a number of essential services to the University of Kent and is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the extensive grounds and buildings; the security of students, staff and visitors; transport and travel; a postal service and the telephone exchange as well as the University Design & Print Centre. It is also responsible for the buildings, new development and construction projects both at Canterbury and at our Medway campus at Chatham Maritime and on the Chatham Historic Dock Yard.

Further Information

Please click on the apply button to view the job description and to register your interest. If you require further information please contact Estates Recruitment on

Please note - applications must be made via the University's online application system. CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

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