Prison Cleared Maintenance Plumber Rochester

Hays Building
Up to £24000.00 per annum
22 Nov 2017
13 Dec 2017
Caroline Barton
Job Function
Contractor - Sub
Job position
Qualified / Chartered
Contract Type
Full Time

Prison Cleared Maintenance Plumber Rochester

SECURITY CONSCIOUS Qualified Maintenance Plumber
Medway Secure Training Unit based at HMP Rochester, Kent: 3 month initial contract
Temp to Perm opportunity offered at approx. £24,000

Overview of the position:
As the sole agency supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of maintenance trades & support operatives, Hays is seeking to recruit multiple qualified trades with CSCS, including a Qualified (City & Guilds or NVQ Level 2) Maintenance Plumber with CSCS / JIB for Medway Secure Training Unit at Rochester Prison, Kent.
This is a Temporary Contract starting ASAP, initially for a 3 month contract. This is likely to be extended further, with the opportunity to apply for permanent position. You must be local to the area, have City & Guilds or NVQ Level 2 and CSCS. This Long-term Temporary Contract is based on Monday to Friday 39 hours per week. There could be a rota involved working 1 weekend in every 3.

The rate is negotiable approx. £15 - £15.50 per hour Monday - Friday. This is paid via an umbrella PAYE company/ own limited company. A direct PAYE option is available at a reduced hourly rate. Experience:
City & Guilds or NVQ Level 2 in Plumbing and a valid CSCS/ JIB Card is essential. Time served applicants or lower level editions will not be considered.

The prison is looking for a qualified multi-skilled Plumber/ fitter, ideally with maintenance experience working with PPM systems and Work dockets systems.

  • Mechanical city & guilds 6035
  • Mechanical city & guilds 6129
  • Apprenticeship or equivalent
  • NVQ level 2+
  • L8 awareness / water regulations awareness

You will be required to carry out varied duties such as reactive repairs & small planned projects and maintenance. 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. 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.

  • To Carryout duties in compliance with Maintenance Policies and Procedures.
  • To perform tasks in a professional manner to a suitable standard to meet both Client and secure unit expectations.
  • Compliance with Health and Safety policy/legislation.
  • Work within the security requirements of the site.
  • Safely and efficiently, install, maintain and repair plant and equipment on site.
  • Carry out routine planned preventative maintenance on plant and equipment.
  • Carry out reactive work as required.
  • Escort sub-contractors ensuring all security requirements are met.
  • Attend site meetings and training as required.
  • Assist other trades as required.
  • Complete required paperwork in a timely and legible manner.

Security Clearance required:
All applicants will be subject to the HM Prison Service Security Clearance procedure which can take up to 6 weeks, this will 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. If you would like to find out more about this interesting & rewarding opportunity contact Caroline on 01622 235681:

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