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Directorate of Technology, Estates and Facilities
26,341- 32,344 a year plus relevant call out and overtime payments
Grade 5
Contract status
Hours of work
Based at
University of York campus
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Role Description

Directorate of Technology, Estates and Facilities

The University of York Estates Operations and Maintenance team are seeking skilled Electricians to operate within our friendly, supportive and multi-skilled technical team to undertake planned maintenance, installation, alteration and repair work.

The University of York offers an attractive and welcoming working environment, covering 400 acres across sites in Heslington plus City Centre locations, including the recently refurbished Guildhall. You will be working on a variety of building types and technologies, providing essential support to a diverse community of staff, students and the general public who use these facilities.

We operate an incremental pay scale which could see your salary increase each year. Whilst it is usual for starting salary to be at the first point of the grade range, if you are an experienced, fully qualified Electrician then we anticipate your starting salary to be in the range of £30,497 to £32,344.

As part of a motivated self managed team, we offer:-

  • 38 days annual leave;
  • Generous pension benefits;
  • A daily rate for standby and call out (average of £1200 per year);
  • Access to discounts and services;
  • Opportunity for overtime;
  • Family friendly policies and flexible approach to working patterns
  • Comprehensive health and wellbeing support including an Employee Assistance Scheme;
  • Uniform;
  • Tools will be supplied along with access to a vehicle on campus;
  • Supported to maintain your professional qualifications;
  • Learning and development opportunities;
  • Opportunities for progression

We largely operate core hours Monday to Friday between 8am and 5pm,  but during periods of high demand the team is expected to work flexibly to ensure continuity of the service.  You will be part of an on-call rota team covering business critical issues out of hours and at weekends, with overtime paid in addition to the call out allowance for attendance on site.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Craft trade apprentice trained to City and Guilds Level in the core trade or equivalent training and experience. Example: C&G 2381, 18th edition, C&G2391 (or equivalent)
  • Hands on building services experience obtained within a building services environment
  • Ability to make informed decisions across a wide range of issues taking into account health and safety legislation and conflicting demands
  • Extensive experience of health and safety risk management techniques which are applicable to an estates function
  • A proactive approach to problem solving
  • Behaviours consistent with our values
  • Willingness and ability to undertake overtime when required and participate in an out of hours call out scheme

Interview date: Shortlisting for these roles takes place on an ongoing basis and suitable candidates will be invited for interview shortly after receipt of application.

For informal enquiries: please contact one of our Zone Maintenance Managers or

The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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