Electrician, Somerset

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Downside SchoolSomerset

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £28,000 - £32,000 per year
Contract term: Permanent


Are you an experienced, self-motivated and qualified 18th Edition Electrical Engineer looking for a new single-site based opportunity to fully utilise and challenge your skillset? If so, we have a role that offers a wide variety of installation, fault-finding, repairs and testing work that could be suitable for you. 

Downside School is at the start of an exciting journey following our recent organisational separation from Downside Abbey to a new independently governed company limited by guarantee called Downside School.  Downside School is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for pupils aged 11 to 18, and one of England’s oldest and most distinguished Catholic schools. We are situated at the foot of the Mendip Hills, twelve miles south of the city of Bath.

The Building and Engineering Department is a key function providing services across a busy, complex School site. As Electrical Engineer you will work as part of this team and closely with our Senior Electrical Engineer, completing electrical testing and inspection reports, and assisting with the various planned and reactive maintenance activities required.

You will have an NVQ Level 3 Electrical qualification including 2391 Inspection and Testing, and have your 18th Edition IET Wiring regulation accreditation. 

We require a flexible pragmatic approach, a high level of technical proficiency and someone who has excellent problem solving skills. Additionally, you will need to demonstrate a calm, professional and approachable manner. 

It is essential that you are able to prioritise workload, have attention to detail and previous experience in customer facing role. If you would like to be part of a small but highly professional team, we would love to hear from you.

Contractual Details

Salary: £competitive depending on experience

Hours: 39 hours per week, 08:00 to 16:30 Monday to Thursday and 08:00 to 15:30pm on a Friday.  

Contract: Permanent

Benefits: A complimentary lunch, free on-site parking, an employee assistance 

programme. 29 days holiday per annum which includes the 8 days Bank 

and Public holidays

How to Apply

For further information please apply via our website at https://www.downside.co.uk/working-with-us/ where you can download full details of the role.

You can apply with this direct job link https://cvminder.com/20035gum

If you would like to have an informal discussion, please contact Martin Holden, Head of Building and Engineering on 01761 235122 or by email at mholden@downside.co.uk. 

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 21 April 2020 (Midnight).

Downside School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be DBS checked. We strive to be an equal opportunities employer. 

Registered Company No. 11751009 and Registered Charity No: 1184700

More about Downside School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Stratton On The Fosse, Radstock, Bath, Somerset, BA3 4RJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1761 235100
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‘The quality of Downside pupils’ personal development is excellent.’ ISI REPORT 2018

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