Plumber / Gas Engineer

Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme
18 Jun 2021
12 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Operational Grade 5

Annual Salary: £28,685.60*


Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Plumber / Gas Engineer to join the Estates and Development Directorate. The post holder will assist with the installation, operation, maintenance, fault finding, , testing, repair and modification of domestic and commercial water installations, natural gas fired boilers, water heater and distribution systems and installations, internal and external drainage installations, rain water collection and disposal systems, providing the highest level of customer service across the University’s estate.


The successful candidate will hold some Domestic and/or Commercial Gas qualifications (e.g. CCN1, CPA1, CENWAT, CKR1, HTR1, MET1 and CODNCO1, CDGA1, ICPN1, CIGA1) and be willing to complete others as required. Substantial post qualification experience is essential, along with excellent organisation, planning, communication, customer service and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work well within a team.


The postholder will have access to a range of facilities on campus including shops, food and drink outlets and a Sports Centre, with staff discount available in some areas.  As well as an excellent benefits package (including pension scheme and 21 days annual leave plus discretionary days and public holidays), you will receive a full induction and support to enhance your skills within the role.


This is a full-time position. Typical hours of work are 38.5 per week Monday – Friday, however occasional out of hours & weekend working may be required, and the successful candidate is expected to participate in an on call- 52 weeks rota system.


To find out more about this role, please contact Nick Salt (Team Leader) via the Estates & Development helpdesk on 01782 733137.


Keele University is committed to the principles of the Athena SWAN charter, and values equality and diversity across our workforce. We strive to ensure that our workforce is representative of broader society, and therefore, we would actively welcome applications from women for this role.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.


Please note this appointment is subject to medical clearance by the University’s Occupational Health provider.

*Salary consists of base rate operational grade 5 plus market supplement. For further information, please discuss at interview.

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Closing date for applications: 12/07/2021

Post reference: KU00001775