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An opportunity has arisen with Northumberland County Councils Repairs and Maintenance team for a suitably qualified and experienced electrician. We are looking for someone with a positive “can do “ attitude, a desire to do a good job and understanding of the relevant electrical regulations and good working practices in domestic housing.

The post holder will be responsible for carrying out a range of electrical related tasks, including electrical maintenance on all residential housing stock, electrical testing, fault finding and rectification. 

The post holder must hold a current 18th edition inspection and testing qualification and be trained as a level 3 City and Guilds Electrician or equivalent as a minimum requirement. If successful, you will be part of a dedicated, multi disciplined team, delivering excellent customer-focused service across our housing portfolio.

You will take pride in making a positive difference to customers and maintaining our homes to the highest standard by embracing and working to the Councils service plans and commitment to the people of Northumberland. Outside of the standard working week, we do operate an out of hours emergency service and the post holder will be expected to join the rota, for which a payment is made The successful applicant will have a full driving license and relevant qualifications.

· Working across Northumberland carrying out electrical repairs and testing on the County Councils housing stock. 
· You will complete a wide range of electrical repairs to our customers' homes which could vary from fitting a smoke alarm to fault finding or carrying out rewiring work. 
· We are looking for someone who is reliable, hardworking, has great customer service skills and who adopts the NCC values which are: Residents first, excellence and quality, respect, keeping our communities safe and well. 
· You will be based at the Cowley Road Depot in Blyth, but every day you will be working across Northumberland working in customers' homes. 
· A starting salary of £33,024 rising to £36,648 (Band 7) 
· Contract type: Permanent

· 18th Edition inspection and testing qualification and be trained as a level 3 City and Guilds Electrician or equivalent as a minimum requirement.

· Valid Full UK driving license.

· Be comfortable using a multi skilled approach.

· Reflect Experience of working safely in occupied premises

· Good Communication skills.

· Multi-skilled with a can-do approach.

· Ability to work at height using the Councils safe working at height system for which training will be given.

· Asbestos Aware. 

· Good working knowledge of general health and safety. 

· Ability to undertake training as required to enhance service delivery in a safe manner.

 · 18th Edition inspection and testing qualification and be trained as a level 3 City and Guilds Electrician or equivalent as a minimum requirement. 

· Valid Full UK driving license. 

· Reflect Experience of working safely in occupied premises · Good Communication skills.

Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis!

Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”.

For further information about NCC, please visit our website.

Why choose us?

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including:

· 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees)

· Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme

· Flexi scheme – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees)

· Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands

· Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours

· Car leasing scheme

Please visit NCC website for more information regarding our benefits.

Further information

Please note that this is a permanent position but applications on a secondment or part-time basis would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council website.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post. 

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications

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