The Repairs and Maintenance team has the responsibility for carrying out responsive and planned installation and maintenance works to Lancaster City Council’s housing and non-housing stock. To improve service levels, meet performance targets and increase the working base, the team is now looking for a motivated individual to add to our current workforce. You will work alongside the other members of the team to maintain our homes and buildings within the district, ensuring that KPI Targets are met, and a high standard of work is achieved.
The successful candidate must demonstrate good working skills and techniques, with an ability to work on your own initiative and with minimum supervision. You must also have the flexibility of other craft-based maintenance skills to meet the demand/variety of our maintenance workload.
You will need to have good communication skills and will be expected to manage your own workflow using a PDA which will include booking appointments and liaising with other departments.
You must have an understanding and experience of working with the Health and Safety at Work Act and ensure safe-working practices are always applied, whilst meeting high levels of customer satisfaction. You must have experience completing the various electrical certification required and be able to produce clear and concise reports as needed.
NVQ Level 3 in Installing and Commissioning Electro-technical Systems, or an equivalent City & Guilds Electrical qualification and AM2 practical completion is essential - along with 3 years on-site experience plus a 2391 or equivalent qualification (2 Years Experience minimum). You must also be fully conversant and trained up to the latest 18th edition IEE regulations inclusive of Amendments.
The applicant must have a good working knowledge of testing and inspection safety measures, practices, and procedures.
The successful applicant must have a full UK driving licence. Occasional flexibility in working hours is expected along with out of hours call out cover using a company issued vehicle. (On Rota)
The post is 37 hours per week and based at White Lund Depot, Morecambe.
The successful candidate will be subject to a basic clearance with the Disclosure & Barring Service.
You will identify with our organisational values of Pride, Ownership, Working Together and Ambition.
Lancaster is a great place to work, as well as being part of something special you will also benefit from:
- Generous annual leave allowance
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- A range of employee benefits including discounted gym membership, cycle to work scheme, the opportunity to purchase extra time off, as well as discounts on days out, activities and retail.
Lancaster City Council has unanimously declared a climate emergency and will therefore work towards reducing carbon emissions to net-zero by 2030. As part of this role, you will be expected to participate and work towards reducing both carbon emissions and the impacts of climate change.
We are an Investor in People, Forces Friendly employer, and an Armed Forces Covenant committed organisation. We welcome applications from defence reserves and other members of our armed forces community. We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from all parts of our community.
At Lancaster City Council we aim to have a diverse workforce that is representative of the district that we serve and provide a working environment where each employee feels able to bring their whole self to work. We welcome applications from all sections of our community and provide several supportive and inclusive workplace networks and safe spaces for employees to feel connected. Our workplace wellbeing strategy drives our commitment to staff wellbeing initiatives and ensuring that our organisation is a great place to work for all.
We are a disability confident committed employer.
Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive we are unable to update all applicants individually. If you do not receive a response from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then your application will have unfortunately been unsuccessful in progressing to interview.