Plumbing and Heating Engineer

  • London
  • Hampton School
  • approximately £35,000 plus benefits
  • Full-time

A qualified and highly skilled Plumbing & Heating Engineer is required to join our in-house Estates Team overseeing the maintenance and upkeep of the Hampton School Trust’s academic, co-curricular and residential buildings.

Role Summary


A qualified and highly skilled Plumbing and Heating/Gas Engineer is required to join our in-house Estates Team overseeing the maintenance and upkeep of the Hampton School Trust’s academic and residential buildings.

The successful candidate will have experience in the Installation, repair, servicing, maintenance, testing and monitoring of plumbing, heating and gas systems, pipes and fixtures not limited to water distribution, waste systems, domestic central heating system/boilers/radiators/hot water cylinders and controls. You will be required to work across 4 sites in Hampton, including a Boat House on the River Thames and the role will involve carrying out planned preventative maintenance and as well as covering out of hours emergencies.

Job Responsibilities

The successful applicant will be required to carry out the following duties:

• Install, repair, service, maintain, test and monitor plumbing, heating and gas systems, pipes and fixtures not limited to water distribution, waste systems, domestic central heating system/boilers/radiators/hot water cylinders and controls

• Read drawings and specifications to determine the layout of systems including water supply networks, waste drainage systems as well as gas supplies, heating pipework and all or any equipment used on these systems

• Plan, install and in the future maintain and service these systems, fixtures, equipment and controls

• Assist the mechanical department generally with installation, planned preventative maintenance and reactive maintenance

• Work in conjunction with other trades personnel and other team members to ensure that all specification, legislation and policies are met to ensure efficient completion of projects that meet all legislation, standards, codes of practice and safety

• Work alone using their own initiative and knowledge base and have good problem solving skills

• Understand drawings to determine exact specifications and where plumbing/heating/gas systems should be installed

• Determine water systems types and water drainage systems

• Determine boiler system types and heating plan systems

• Collaborate and coordinate with maintenance team as required

• Select all materials needed for installation and maintenance including type and size of pipes

• Be available for out of hours emergency call outs, if required

• Carry out any other reasonable duties required by the Bursar, Deputy Bursar or Facilities Manager or within the scope, spirit and purpose of the role

Other

• To act as Fire Marshal and First Aider as required. Training will be provided

• Any other reasonable tasks required by the Headmaster and/or Deputy Head in association with the above role


Person Specification – Skills, qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate is likely to be able to demonstrate the following skills, qualifications and experience:


• A commitment to the safeguarding and wellbeing of pupils at Hampton School

• Ideally a served apprenticeship or hold relevant qualification in plumbing, gas, or heating maintenance or engineering.

• Ideally be Gas Safe Registered and hold all relevant current gas certificates

• Demonstrable knowledge and experience of fault finding, installation and repairs

• Show proven experience of working with a Health and Safety culture

• Demonstrable experience of working with schedules and deadlines

• Must hold a full, clean Driving License (ideally including part D1)

• An energetic, dynamic person with a proactive attitude

• Willingness and aptitude to learn new skills and systems

• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

• Capable of working independently, using their initiative and as part of a team

• Be flexible and adaptable in order to meet the ever-changing needs and priorities

• A willingness to assist and deal confidently with staff, pupils, parents and external contacts as required

• Eager to learn and attend training as necessary.


Please note that there may be some changes and additions to the above. This document is designed to provide applicants with a “flavour” of the position and responsibilities and is not necessarily comprehensive, however, the employee may be called on to perform other tasks as directed by the, Headmaster or anyone acting on their behalf.

Equal Opportunities


It is the policy of Hampton School to provide equal employment opportunities for all qualified individuals; and, to prohibit discrimination in employment on any basis protected by applicable law, including but not limited to race, colour, religious creed, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, age, medical condition or disability. Hampton School promotes equal employment opportunities in all aspects of employment through positive employment policies and practices.

If any special requirements are required to attend an interview, please inform the School.


Safeguarding


The post holder's responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School's Safeguarding Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the School s/he must report any concerns to the School's Safeguarding Designated Persons or to the Headmaster.


 HAMPTON SCHOOL - SALARY AND OTHER BENEFITS


Salary

The salary will be based on the Hampton School Scale for Support Staff. The salary for this position will be negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience and is expected to be no less than £35,000 basic salary (plus an attractive benefits package including pension, private health insurance and generous holiday allowance).


The Governors review salary Scales each year to ensure they remain competitive. Salaries are paid by bank transfer on the 25th of the month, or next working day thereafter, in 12 equal payments.


Hours and Holidays


This salary is for a full time appointment of 37.5 hours per week and normal working hours will be Monday to Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm with an unpaid hour for lunch.


There are twenty six days annual holiday plus public holidays and periods when the School is shut, for example usually between Christmas and the New Year (24 December to 1 January inclusive – dates may vary depending on weekends) and May additional School holiday day (the Tuesday after the bank holiday in half term).


Probation


The appointment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a twelve months’ probationary employment after which it will be confirmed, or extended for a further period not exceeding six months.


Notice


The minimum period to terminate employment is as set out below:


Period of continuous service Minimum Notice

Less than one year 1 month

One year or more 2 months


Without prejudice to the Employer’s right to summarily dismiss for gross misconduct, the minimum period of notice to which you are entitled is as set out below:


Period of continuous service Minimum Notice

Less than one year 1 month

One year or more 2 months

Eight years but less than twelve years One week for each year of continuous employment

Twelve years or more Twelve weeks


Offers of employment will be made on merit and suitability of qualifications and experience, in pursuit of our policy of equal opportunities.


The School reserves the right to offer the post at any stage in the appointment process.



Further Information

https://hamptonschool.org.uk/contact/jobsvacancies/

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Hampton School

Hanworth Road, Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 3HD

  • 1312 Day Boys (11-18)
  • HMC, ISC

020 8979 9273 www.hamptonschool.org.uk

Closing Date: 21 August 2019

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