University of York
July 17, 2024
Offerd Salary:£30,487 - £34,980
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Directorate of Technology, Estates & Facilities


£30,487 - £34,980 per year


Grade 5

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University of York campus

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  • Role Description About us

    With specialists focused on Information Technology, Estates Development, Estates Operations, and University-wide Facilities, the Directorate of Technology, Estates and Facilities collaborates to deliver solutions across both the physical and digital landscapes.

    Our primary goal is to provide services and facilities that meet the needs both of the University and the broader community, as well as support the University's strategic objectives and commitment to public good by creating a stimulating learning, living and working environment.

    This vacancy is to join our Estates Operations and Maintenance team which includes fully qualified and semi skilled trades colleagues.

    About the role

    We are seeking skilled Electricians to operate within our friendly, supportive and multi-skilled technical team to undertake planned maintenance, installation, alteration and repair work.

    The University of York offers an attractive and welcoming working environment, covering 400 acres across sites in Heslington plus City Centre locations, including the recently refurbished Guildhall. You will be working on a variety of building types and technologies, providing essential support to a diverse community of staff, students and the general public who use these facilities.

    As part of a motivated self managed team, we offer:-

  • 38 days annual leave

  • Generous pension benefits

  • A daily rate for standby and call out (average of £1200 per year)

  • Access to discounts and services

  • Opportunity for overtime

  • Family friendly policies and flexible approach to working patterns

  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing support including an Employee Assistance Scheme

  • Uniform

  • Tools will be supplied along with access to a vehicle on campus

  • Supported to maintain your professional qualifications

  • Learning and development opportunities

  • Opportunities for progression

  • We largely operate core hours Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm, but during periods of high demand the team is expected to work flexibly to ensure continuity of the service. You will be part of an on-call rota team covering business critical issues out of hours and at weekends, with overtime paid in addition to the call out allowance for attendance on site.

    Skills, Experience & Qualification needed
  • Craft trade apprentice, trained to City and Guilds Level in the core trade or equivalent qualifications or experience. For example C&G 2381, 18th edition, C&G 2391 (or equivalent)

  • Full UK Driving licence

  • Knowledge of relevant safety regulations & procedures, for example COSHH and risk assessment and understanding of Electricity at work regulations

  • Demonstrable building services experience obtained within a building services environment and knowledge and ability to implement practical techniques used in relevant work area

  • Extensive experience of health and safety risk management techniques which are applicable to an estates function.

  • Ability to assess non-routine problems by suggesting solutions

  • Flexible approach to workload and hours in order to meet changing needs or circumstances

  • Evidence of upholding our behaviours as detailed within the accompanying person specification.

  • Interview date: To be confirmed

    For an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Andy Durrant at [email protected]

    The University strives to be diverse and inclusive – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

    We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University.

    We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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