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Plasterer (Voids)

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
10/07/2019
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 24/07/2019 12:00
Salary:
£24,224 pa including Market Forces Allowance
Hours per week:
37
Job Category:
Building Maintenance / Caretaking
Vacancy ID:
189583
Employment Location:
South East Northumberland

Job details 

Closing date:
24 Jul


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Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

The Council

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across the largest county in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

The Service

Northumberland County Council Housing Stock consists of over 8500 properties. We have a dedicated team within Housing and Public Protection (Voids Team) whose role is to deliver a high quality service where all void properties are repaired to an excellent standard. You will be working within a highly motivated team which is split into 3 areas to cover all NCC stock in Northumberland. The team consists of a Team Leader, 2 charge hands and operatives of all trades in each team.

The role
Undertake internal plastering/ external rendering and damp proofing repairs to the highest quality and standard in accordance with work requests and pre-determined specifications to a wide range of fixtures and fittings. This will include the removal or adjustment of existing fittings and fixtures, the preparation of surfaces, the marking out, construction / fabrication / assembly of new fittings and fixtures and re-fitting, planning and scheduling of work. Any remedial work to be carried out to the highest standard.
To ensure that adequate store and materials are available in order to undertake the required repair. Employees will be responsible for the maintenance of their imp rest stock levels. They will be required to keep such materials in a secure fashion and replenish stock as necessary, keep proper records, to itemise stock usage on individual works orders and immediately notify their Supervisor of any discrepancy or losses discovered, if they occur.
To have a sound working knowledge of all elements of building construction, components, building trades and applicable building regulations.
Work to an appointment system and complete work within priority timescales.
To have a sound working knowledge of health and safety legislation and safe working practices and ensure these are adopted when undertaking repair or construction work and where required issuing instructions / advice to tenants to ensure the health and safety of any occupants.
To ensure that a high level of customer care is adopted when undertaking repair or construction work including: providing information and advice on any work to be undertaken; to take the necessary steps to protect tenants furnishings and effects from any incidental damage or dust during work; to ensure any building rubble or debris is cleared up and removed from site, leaving the site in a clean and tidy condition; to advise the tenant where any follow on work is required and to ensure that the Team Leader is advised accordingly so that appropriate arrangements can be made; and to receive and refer any additional repair reports from tenants and pass appropriate details to the section.

Knowledge and Qualifications
City & Guilds Level 3 in Plastering or equivalent
Good knowledge of the Health & Safety requirements associated with the trade

Experience
Extensive experience of being a Plasterer
Experience in a customer facing environment

Skills and competencies
To undertake other multi-skilling duties within construction requiring skills such as tiling, plaster repair and minor plumbing works.
Good organisational, problem solving and planning skills
Good communication skills
Demonstrate sound decision-making skills
Able to drive

Physical, mental and emotional demands
Working in a range of positions, sometimes in tight spaces with the need to carry tool, equipment and materials.
Regular periods of concentrated mental attention and tight deadlines
Regular contact with tenants working in their homes may result in some emotional demands
Some exposure to disagreeable and unpleasant conditions

Motivation
Must be self motivated and have the ability to work largely unsupervised.
Understanding the diverse needs of customers.
Work collaboratively as part of a team

Other
Must be able to meet the transport requirements of the post
Able work outside of normal office hours

We are offering:
A starting salary of scale 4 £24,224
Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme (or other pension scheme)
A wide range of staff benefits including a competitive annual leave provision

For further information, please contact Colin Blackett 01670 623502 or colin.blackett@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

Northumberland County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community. We recognise the difficulties that transgender applicants in particular may face during a recruitment process; any concerns regarding the process can be discussed with Claire Coe (Trans HR Support Officer) claire.coe01@northumberland.gov.uk

We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled
applicants who meet the essential criteria. All applications to work on a part-time will be considered in line with the requirements of the post and the needs of the service.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend interview please contact Louise Gourlay or email (Tel: 01670 623119 or email: hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk )

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