Plumber/Gas Engineer

Keele, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Operational Grade 5, Salary: £27,147* pa
26 Oct 2018
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Keele University

Directorate of Estates & Development

Plumber/Gas Engineer

Operational Grade 5, Salary: £27,147* pa

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 £150 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 an experienced Plumber/Gas Engineer to work within our busy service department. You will assist with the 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.

You will have completed a formal apprenticeship & possess a City & Guilds certificate or equivalent and have a Domestic and/or Commercial Gas qualification. You will have post qualification experience along with excellent organisation, planning, communication, customer service and interpersonal skills and the ability to work well within a team.  

You will have access to a range of facilities on campus including shops, food and drink outlets and 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. Normal hours of work are 38.5 per week Monday – Friday plus participation in an on call rota system.

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: 15 November 2018.

Post Ref: KU00000966

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