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Handy Van (Electrician)

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 17/02/2019 23:59
£21,074 - £23,866
Hours per week:
37 hours
Job Category:
Skilled Trade
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Broad Lane offices, Engine Common Lane, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7PN
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
17 Feb

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Handy Van (Electrician)

Summary of Post

We have an exciting opportunity that is an integral role within Community Services working in partnership with Community Care and Housing.

You will provide a responsive, fast, efficient, courteous and cost effective handy van service within South Gloucestershire.

The role is based across our Broad Lane Depot and you will be site based carrying out repairs and offering advice to customers in their own homes. You will be required to provide a responsive and customer friendly service.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties

Undertake domestic electrical installation, maintenance and testing.

Be able to undertake various other tasks using accepted trade practices such as plumbing, carpentry, plastering, concreting, brick laying and decorating etc.

Refer to drawings, plans, sketches, work tickets etc. for information.

Complete all necessary paperwork such as timesheets, job tickets etc. and submit on a timely basis.

Make arrangements/ appointments with customers to undertake works as necessary.

Make arrangements to procure materials and plant necessary to complete works.

Maintain vehicles, plant and equipment in a satisfactory condition by routine checks as specified.

Operate safely all mechanical plant and power tools such as drills, saws and breakers etc. and to report any defects immediately.

To promote best practice in meeting the requirements of Health and Safety legislation and to comply with other relevant statutory legislation.

Ensure that output and quality of work is of the highest standard and accords with current legislation/regulations.

Recognise and deal appropriately with hazardous situations.
Deal with the general public in your normal course of duties.

Undertake such other duties that are required from time to time within the context of a post of this nature.

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


City and Guilds or Craft Training Certificate (NVQ) in a relevant trade (or equivalent).

Full driver’s license needed.

Demonstrate a general technical knowledge of building maintenance and construction.

Proven track record of delivering high quality work.

Understanding of Health and Safety Regulations.

Willingness to undertake training to extend the range of skills.

Be able to demonstrate a high level of customer care.

Exemplifying the Council's values and behaviours.


Ability to calculate costs/ bills for payment.

Conversant with basic IT.

Previous experience within a similar work environment.

Additional Information

For an informal discussion, once you have read the job summary please contact Andy Porter, Electrical & Building Maintenance Manager, on 01454 863982 or email Andrew.Porter@southglos.gov.uk

This post is based at Broad Lane Offices, Broad Lane, Engine Common, Yate, Bristol, BS37 7PN.


Please note that it is a requirement of employment that an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is obtained for this post. This means that you must declare any criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands or final warnings unless these are ‘protected’ as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) order 1975 (as amended in 2013).

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) has a confidential checking process for transgender applicants who do not wish to reveal details of their previous identity to the person who has asked them to complete an application form for a DBS check.

The contact details are:

Sensitive Applications Team, Customer services, PO Box 165, Liverpool, L69 3JD
Email sensitive@dbs.gsi.gov.uk.

About the Department and team:

Street Care maintain the outdoor asset on behalf of South Gloucestershire Council comprising of:

The maintenance and cleanliness of 1600km of roads
Repair and maintenance of 32,000 streetlights
20,000 requests for service
Grounds Maintenance works on 4,500,000sq.m of grass, play areas along with shrub beds and hedgerows
Maintenance of 300 vehicles

Street Care has approximately 300 employees and an annual turnover of approximately £20 million.

Salary: £21,074 to £23,866

Hours: 37 hours

Closing Date: 17 February 2019

Vacancy Ref: L4035/903/SS

Our Values

Our staff need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. They must work well with others to reach a common goal and be willing to embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. They must use their initiative to deliver and take responsibility for their performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and must make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services. Our managers are also required to demonstrate effective leadership qualities, shape and manage team plans and motivate their staff to achieve.

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