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Directorate of Estates & Campus Services
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
25,941 - 31,866 a year plus additional payments for Standby, Callouts and Overtime
Interview Date
to be confirmed
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Directorate of Estates and Campus Services

Estates Operations & Maintenance

The Estates Operations and Maintenance Team is responsible for maintaining and developing the estate and for providing front and back-of-house service support to the University.

Within the Estates section, we have a multi-skilled technical team who undertake planned maintenance, installation, alterations and repairs throughout the University. We also oversee contracted and maintenance repair work.

Work is planned through the use of a Computer Based Maintenance Management System with work managed using principals of a self-managed work team. 

We currently have a requirement for additional Plumbers within this team who will be required to be fully conversant with the used technology and show a degree of independence in decision-making. The keeping of accurate electronic records is core to the role.

Days of work may be any five out of seven.  Usual hours and days of work will be agreed with the successful candidates.  There will also be an expectation that they will respond to business critical issues out of hours and at weekends.    


To undertake planned maintenance, installation, alterations and repairs throughout the University.  Also to oversee contracted and maintenance repair work.

The positions will have a particular focus on plumbing; however, all-round maintenance skills will be required for the posts.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications needed

  • Craft trade apprentice trained to City and Guilds Level in the core trade or equivalent training and experience. Example: C&G 6089/6018 (or equivalent); NVQ Level 3
  • Gas Safe Register Competency Certificates [may be completed within 6 months of employment start date]
  • Full UK driving license
  • Knowledge of complex heating and ventilation systems
  • Knowledge of Industrial and domestic boiler systems
  • Knowledge of water system regulations and L8 compliance
  • Able to make informed decision across a wide range of issues taking into account health and safety legislation and conflicting demands and priorities.
  • Able to recognise when to ask for advice from a line manager
  • Able to work safely, assessing risks fully before work commencement
  • Able to use IT/electronic systems to manage works and diagnose problems
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Good customer interfacing skills
  • Willingness and ability to undertake overtime when required and participate in an out of hours call out scheme

The salary offered for this position is £25,941 - £31,886. In addition to this, you will receive additional payments for Standby and Callouts plus associated overtime.

Whilst it is usual for the first point of the salary range to be used on appointment, if you are an experienced, fully qualified Plumber, then we anticipate that your starting salary will be at the higher point of £30,046.

Interview date: to be confirmed

For informal enquiries: please contact Andy Durrant, Head of Estates Operations & Maintenance, e-mail (


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