Hackney Council's Building Maintenance Teams work streams are rapidly expanding, we are looking for qualified Gas Engineers to increase our direct workforce. We are looking for individuals to help us maintain the properties we look after. Your role will be to carry out to a high standard all aspects of servicing, repairs, maintenance and installation of gas hot water and heating systems and appliances in accordance with the Gas Safety (Installation & Use) Regulations 1998. You will also be required to undertake a broad range of multi-skilled repair activities outside of the basic trade such as minor plumbing, electrical and finishing works to provide a comprehensive repair service.
You will need to have a reasonable level of fitness as some of the work is physically demanding, you may need to climb ladders and lift heavy objects. You will need to work on your own initiative, be able to manage your time and take pride in your work. In return you will get great opportunities for training, generous annual leave and an attractive pay package on a performance related pay scheme.
You will need experience in repairs and maintenance perhaps for a Housing Association, Local Authority or as a contractor working in tenant’s homes. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence (with no more than three penalty points) as we will provide you with a work vehicle. To be able to do this work, you need to have a NVQ or City & Guilds qualification and/or relevant experience in your specific trade. You will also need to have IT skills as you may be using a hand held device to record your work.
There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought after areas to live in London with good schools, parks and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.
If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.
The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.
When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.
This application process replaces a supporting statement.
Closing date for applications: 19th February 2023
Interview date: W/c 06 March 2023
We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.
Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.
The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available: firstname.lastname@example.org