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Plumber (GAS)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Information

Working in the Housing Repairs and Maintenance Team, your role is to undertake Internal and External plumbing and gas appliances repairs to the Council's stock, public buildings and other premises. 

You will also be required to carry out multi-skilled tasks to provide our customers with an excellent and efficient service.

You will be responsible for ensuring you have adequate stores, materials and equipment to undertake the necessary repairs and ensure that all work is completed on time and to a high standard. 

You will assess whether any appliances represent a danger to the occupant and give advice to the occupant concerning the notice and the use of the appliance. 

You will ensure that a high level of customer care is adopted when undertaking any repair or construction work. 

We are looking for a self-motivated individual who can work unsupervised and is prepared to be part of our call out team who carries out emergency repairs when


The successful candidates starting location of work will be Blyth based but will involve travelling to various locations throughout Northumberland therefore you must meet the transport requirements.

· Responsive plumbing and gas maintenance work
· Installation and servicing of gas appliances
· Carrying out multi-skilled tasks to a high standard
· Standby duty for emergency repairs (rotational basis)
· Company vehicle · Pension Scheme
· Being part of a multi-skilled reactive and responsive team


· City & Guilds Level 3 Plumbing (or equivalent)

· Must hold a gas safety certificate

· A clean, valid UK driving license

· Good knowledge of the Health & Safety requirements associated with the trade

· Excellent understanding of administration needs in a customer service environment.

· Working knowledge of repairs processes, procedures, and policies within a Housing environment.

· You will need to prove your right to work in the UK to NCC before you start working for us.

· Valid UK driving license.

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 (if applicable) – 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 

-A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 

· Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality

Further information This is a full-time permanent position working 37 hours per week. The closing date for the vacancy is midnight on Sunday 15th of October 2023.

For more information relating to this vacancy and an informal discussion, please contact James Quinn for an informal on 07966 325489.

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here.

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, please see the alternative methods below. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

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For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss:
Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930

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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