Maintenance Electrician based at the Kent Prisons. Isle of Sheppey, Rochester and Maidstone.
Maintenance 17th Ed Electrician HMP Sheerness, Rochester and Maidstone, Kent: Long Term contracts.
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 Maintenance Electrician's with 17th Edition & CSCS for Sheerness, Rochester & Maidstone Prisons, Kent.
This is a Temporary Contract starting ASAP, initially for a 3 month contract. This is like to be extended further with the option to apply for the role permenantly. You must be local to the area, have 17th Edition and CSCS.
This Long-term Temporary Contract is based on a shift pattern, working one weekend in every three, in return there will be rest days during the week.
There is opportunity on your rest days to work overtime at the prison or complete your own private works. When weekends are worked this will be paid at an overtime rate.
The rate is £16.86 per hour Monday - Friday. £21.07 per hour for Saturdays. £22.47 per hour for Sundays. This is paid via an umbrella PAYE company . 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.
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.
Both prisons are looking for qualified Electricians, ideally with maintenance experience. You will be required to carry out varied duties such as reactive repairs & rewires along with small planned projects and maintenance. 17th Edition and a valid CSCS/ JIB Card is essential. Time served applicants or lower level editions will not be considered.
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 can take up to 6 weeks, this can 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.
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