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Long-term Temporary Carpenter/Locksmith/Joiner role at Highpoint Priso, with the potential to become Permanent
Overview of the position:
As the leading agency supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of maintenance trades & support operatives, Hays is seeking to recruit multiple qualified trades , including an experienced Carpenter, Joiner and Locksmith for Highpoint Prison, Stradishall.
This is initially a Long Term Temporary Contract starting ASAP, with the opportunity to apply permanently. You must be an experienced carpenter, locksmith or joiner and live local to the area/ have your own transport.
The rate is £12.26 - £13.45 per hour (including holiday). This rate is paid direct PAYE.
Purpose of the Maintenance role:
As part of the Works Department you will be responsible for both reactive repairs and planned and preventative maintenance.
Currently the Prison has several refurbishment projects underway such as Door & Doorframe repairs and Prisoners furniture upgrades.
As such the prison require qualified carpenters to be able to repair doors and door frames, put together and install the new wooden furniture, changing locks and all manner of day to day reactive repairs.
Highpoint Prison has an excellent reputation as a busy local prison.
They pride themselves in engaging and involving employees working alongside them in the process of change.
The Carpenter/Locksmith/Joiner role is in a unique working environment with a strong sense of team working. Always in demand, you could benefit from long-term contracts and there is also potential, once trained, to work in other prisons both locally and nationally. You must be local to the prison or have your own transport.
You would be ideally fully qualified, with certificates in City & Guilds or an NVQ.
Previous experience in a prison/ public sector is not required for this role.
The nature of the role requires candidates to be security conscious, you will also need to be reliable and consistent, level headed and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Full training on working within a prison is provided by the establishment/ department.
Security Clearance required:
All applicants will be subject to the HM Prison Service Security Clearance procedure which can include a DBS. You must hold a valid passport or birth certificate & photo driving licence in your current address. All applicants must be able to provide details of 2 satisfactory references, at least one from an ex-employer.
If you would like to find out more about this interesting & rewarding opportunity contact Edward Ball t: 01473 261900 e:
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