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Plumber - HMP Kilmarnock - job post

Scottish Prison Service
3.1 out of 5
Up to £35,200 a year - Full-time
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  • Up to £35,200 a year

Job type

  • Full-time

Shift and schedule

  • Monday to Friday



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  • Company pension
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Employee discount
  • Free parking
  • Sick pay

Full job description

Plumber (Maintenance Engineer)

HMP Kilmarnock

Salary: Current Annual Pay Package of up to £35,200 + On Call Allowance*

The operational running of HMP Kilmarnock recently transferred to the Scottish Prison Service, and following a review of estates staffing levels we are now recruiting a Plumber to join the team. This is a great opportunity to be part of a new larger team structure here at our establishment, HMP Kilmarnock.

The Plumber will support the Estates Management team in all aspects of Estates work to provide a comprehensive repairs and maintenance service for all mechanical systems and plant, for example plumbing, BEMS, heating and ventilation systems.

Plumber’s roles are based on 37 hours per week worked across Monday to Friday and we provide all tools and PPE.

There will be a requirement for you to periodically work on call hours, and you may need to travel to other establishments and areas. For this reason, a full driving licence that enables the person to drive in the UK is preferred. SPS is willing to consider proposals put forward by applicants to carry out the duties by any other means.

With a recent increase in starting salaries and great additional benefits, if you are looking for a new role, now could be the perfect time to join us and continue your career.

Current Annual Pay Package of up to £35, 200 + On Call Allowance* for full time 37 hours per week.

Some of the benefits you can enjoy in role are:

· Attractive Pension (Civil Service)

· Commitment to your personal and professional development

· Annual Leave - 34 days rising to 42 days

· Free gym and car parking

· Discounts at high street stores, supermarkets and restaurants through our partners at Blue Light Card, Edenred and Civil Service Sports Council

· Sick Pay

· All tools and PPE provided.

How do I apply?

The application process for this role consists of uploading your CV into a section of the application form. Please ensure you include detail of your skills and experience within your CV to allow us to fully assess your skills and experience for the Plumbers role.

Applicant must have served a recognised apprenticeship and have obtained a qualification in heating, plumbing and ventilation to a minimum of SVQ Level 3 or equivalent.

On completion of all interviews, a locational merit order list will be created. Appointments will be made in accordance to merit. Where there are more successful candidate(s) than posts available, locational reserve merit order lists may be created and retained for 12 months.

Successful candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks, which will include an Enhanced Disclosure Scotland check, References, DVLA licence check (where applicable) and Nationality checks as well as a Medical Assessment.

*Please note the annual pay package is dependent on qualifications, skills and experience, and is made up of basic salary plus temporary allowances.

For information on the job, including full job description and person specification, and to apply for these vacancies please visit the Scottish Prison Service website. We are committed to your personal and professional development and offer a wide range of career progression opportunities.

Closing date: 16 July 2024.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Up to £35,200.00 per year

Work Location: In person

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