Trinity College is the largest Cambridge College, occupying an extensive area in the heart of Cambridge with a considerable proportion of the estate being listed and with conservation status. It is home to around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates, and around 190 Fellows. The Works Department is a crucial central service department with a wide-ranging maintenance remit.  Responsibilities include planned, cyclical and reactive works as well as conservation and compliance projects.

A vacancy has arisen in the Works Department for a qualified Plumber. This is a permanent full-time post (39 hours per week Mon- Thurs 8-5 Fri 8-4).  Working as part of a team the post holder will provide both reactive and planned maintenance support covering heating and ventilation, above and below ground drainage, hot and cold-water services, gas services, maintenance and adjustment of existing plant, equipment and controls.  They will carry out installations, report faults and problems both verbally and in writing and provide general support as directed.  The successful candidate will be required to work at heights, in confined spaces and will use a College Cycle to transport themselves and tools around College and its surrounding sites.  You will also be required to respond to emergency call-outs, which operate on a rota basis.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate:

  • GAS-SAFE registered, ideally with CCNI, CENI, CKRI, HRTI and METI.
  • Completion of a craft apprenticeship with City & Guilds or BTEC National Certificate/Diploma, or an advanced modern apprenticeship (NVQ L2 with key skills) in mechanical, plumbing, or an equivalent qualification.
  • Possess proven and relevant post-apprenticeship experience in a public or commercial organisation with responsibility for the operation and maintenance of mechanical building services.
  • Candidates will ideally have experience of the care and maintenance of listed and historical buildings.

Salary: £32,542 per annum plus additional benefits, which include subsidised gym, free lunch and Private Health and Dental Care subject to eligibility.

All applicants for jobs at Trinity College are asked to complete the College application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring form.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and invited for interview you will be required to prove eligibility to work in the UK and will be asked to bring original documentation with you. Please see the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act (2006) for further details.

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Closing date for completed applications 3 March 2019.

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