• Job Reference: 148241
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2021
  • Employer: Serco Limited
  • Website: https://www.serco.com/careers
  • Location: Ayrshire (KA1 5AA), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £30,005
  • Sector: Trades & Services
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Duration: Permanent

Job Description


Salary: £30,005

Permanent (Full-Time, 40 Hrs)


Here at HMP Kilmarnock, it takes a whole team of people to keep the facility safe, secure and in proper working order. Reporting into the Facilities Manager, you will work alongside a team of multi-skilled engineers within the Facilities Services team, carrying out preventative and reactive maintenance activities to items of electrical plant & equipment, as may be defined and specified.


As our new Electrician, you will carry out fault finding and defect rectification to items of installed plant and apparatus, as and when required. You will have knowledge of low voltage distribution and network systems and be able to operative with minimum supervision. Your role will be key to supporting the function, especially in the challenging environment of a secure establishment so this position calls for leadership and setting visible standards of personal performance & accountability, and you will be expected to function with a degree of independence. Other key responsibilities will include:


  • Familiarisation with the operation and maintenance of the various systems and equipment installed in the whole of the premises as defined or requested.

  • Carrying out investigations into the performance of the plant and equipment installed in the site and to produce related reports and recommendations as may be required.

  • Assisting in specifying and obtaining spare parts and other items of equipment which may be required to ensure the continuous and efficient operation of the technical estate.

  • Assisting in multi-trade support of other members of the FM team.


Overall, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a supportive team and taking pride in what they do as we are a tight-knit unit within the Prison. 


What you will need to do the role:


We are looking for someone who is appropriately qualified, having served a recognised apprenticeship or equivalent trade-based qualification, with at least 5 years associated trade experience post apprenticeship. As you will be assisting in multi-trade support within the team, we would also consider relevant certifications or licences that will allow you to aid in these areas. You must have C & G Electricians Certificate in Safe Isolation/Safe Electrical Working or equivalent and qualified to BS7671 (Current Edition of the IEE Regulations) with a good working knowledge of electrical systems (low voltage). You must be able to operate, with training, as an AP for LV and HV as applicable. Although experience working in a security/custodial environment would be desirable, this is not essential.


A key part of this role is to be pro-active and this will be achieved by commitment to customer satisfaction and striving for continuous improvement in your working approach, including the ability to prioritise workload, using your own initiative and working in a logical and methodical manner to tight timescales. You will be confident in your ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both in writing and orally. It is important that you have a flexible and common-sense approach to work, as the role will include being a member of the facilities Out of Hours' call out roster, as and when required.


Why Serco:


Meaningful and vital work - The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters - delivering essential services that touch people's lives


A world of opportunity - Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You'll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


Great people - We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You'll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment. 


What we offer:


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme

  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • A safe and supportive culture

  • The chance to make a positive difference to the prison and court systems

  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion

  • Serco Benefits package




About Serco

At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 



Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly a Disability Confident level 3 employer and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


At Serco we support fair access to employment for those with unspent criminal convictions through the Ban the Box' pledge (some may be exempt due to the nature of the role and the security clearance required). Please contact our recruitment team directly on 0345 010 4000 to discuss.