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Mechanical Foreman

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
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Full time
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Advert End Date:
28/02/2021 23:59
£28,672 to £32,234 p.a. Grade 9
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Your normal place of work will be Meadowfield Depot, but you may be required to work at any Council workplace within County Durham.
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Job details 

Closing date:
28 Feb

Further information

Within a commercial heating environment, you will be required to provide day to day management and organisation of all assigned operational staff and internal and external sub-contractors engaged in carrying out mechanical projects and associated works (including overall responsibility for multi-disciplined projects and the delivery of services by other Divisions and Foremen);
including ensuring safe systems of work are in place and they, the staff and their works are regularly monitored.

Listed below are some of the responsibilities this role will be primarily responsible for:

Providing leadership and guidance to operational staff, directing and monitoring their activities effectively. In particular that the Mechanical Service represents value for money and works are to the required standard.

Managing Human Resources related issues to foster good industrial relations – for example but not exclusively appraisals, disciplinary matters, complaints, sickness monitoring, training needs and holiday allocation.

Ensuring that the performance targets set for the post holders projects/ works and ‘division’ are achieved and provide information as required to monitor the KPI’s and financial outputs. Ensuring that all mechanical services are carried out within the budget allocated for the project/ works.

Required Qualifications:
• NVQ Level 3 or equivalent in a mechanical services discipline.
• 5 day SMSTS
• CSCS management card

The successful applicant for this post will be required to apply for Disclosure and Barring Service Enhanced Disclosure.

Due to the requirement to drive a County Council vehicle in this role, appointment will be subject to the production of a valid driving licence for the required category of vehicle and the satisfactory completion of an in-house Driver Induction Assessment.

Normal working hours are 07.45am to 16.45pm Monday to Thursday and 7.45am to 15.45pm on a Friday. As the standard working week is 37 hours/week up to 4.5 hours overtime are paid each week to facilitate the opening and closing of the site (where appropriate) and to align the working hours with operational staff hours of work above of which 2 hours are paid as contractual overtime

As a disability confident employer, we are committed to employing disabled people and people with health conditions making reasonable adjustments to support disabled applicants when required.

Candidates successful at the short-listing stage will be interviewed via electronic means on Wednesday 17th March 2021.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Anthony Shale, Mechanical Manager (Construction) email anthony.shale2@durham.gov.uk

Apply on-line via the jobs portal or for further assistance contact Payroll and Employee Services on telephone no. 03000 263154 / 264469/ 264086/ 266148 or email PESREG@durham.gov.uk

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with North East Jobs, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘DONOTREPLY@NORTHEASTJOBS.ORG.UK’ as you will not be notified by any other means.

Anyone currently listed on the Durham County Council Redeployment Register who is interested in being considered for this vacancy should contact Payroll and Employee Services.

Please note in all cases the interview date must be prior to your end date.

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CVs. Any information provided on CVs will not be considered for short-listing purposes.

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