Long term locksmith position at Littlehey Prison, Huntingdon
Carpenter/Joiner or Locksmith
HM Prison Littlehey, Huntingdon
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. This is initially a Long Term Temporary Contract starting ASAP, with the opportunity to apply permanently expected within 6 months. You must be an experienced and qualified Carpenter/Joiner or Locksmith and live local to the prison/have your own transport. The rate is £14.20 - £15.58 p/h (umbrella) a direct PAYE option is available at a reduced hourly rate. Purpose of the Maintenance role:
As part of the Works Department you will be responsible for both reactive repairs and planned and preventative maintenance. As such the prison require locksmiths to be able to repair and replace locks.
Littlehey Prison has an excellent reputation as busy local prisons. They pride themselves in engaging and involving employees working alongside them in the process of change. The Maintenance Department is 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.
You must be a fully qualified Carpenter/Joiner, with certificates in City & Guilds or NVQs or an experienced Locksmith. 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 will include a DBS 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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