• Job Reference: 00080970-1
  • Date Posted: 16 November 2020
  • Employer: VIVID
  • Website: https://www.vividhomes.co.uk/
  • Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire
  • Salary: £33,802
  • Bonus/Benefits: + bonus + van & fuel card
  • Sector: Trades & Services, Property & Construction
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

There’s a critical lack of affordable housing. And we know there’s no quick solution.  Our plan is to use our financial strength and development expertise to build more new homes than ever and maintain them to a high standard. Providing an efficient ‘right first time’ repairs and maintenance services to our properties is one of our top priorities.


We’re recruiting for electricians contractually based in Portsmouth. However the role will cover South Hampshire so a fair amount of your time will be spent on the road. We’ll provide you with a van & fuel card for your business travel so you’ll not be out of pocket. This is a full time, permanent position working 39 hours per week. You’ll also participate on the emergency on-call rota.  As part of the on-call rota, you'll be paid at very competitive rates to enhance your earnings! You’ll also receive:


  • 26 days holiday (plus bank holidays), with the chance to buy or sell annual leave
  • A van and fuel card for your travel
  • Use of various tools  
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity and shared-parental leave
  • Good work-life balance
  • Generous pension
  • Variety of learning and development opportunities to broaden your skills


You can find out more about our rewards and benefits package here.


As an electrician, you’ll carry out electrical repairs, testing and installations to our domestic and commercial properties. You’ll make sure you work in line with all current IEE Electrical Regulations whilst maintaining high health & safety standards. You’ll fault find on circuits and appliances, carry out cyclical P.A.T testing and other electrical testing. You’ll also assist other teams to complete works if needed.


You’ll need to have City & Guilds 2330 and 18th edition wiring regulations as a minimum. We’d really like you to have 2391/4/5 (inspect & test) or equivalent too. Proof of your qualifications will need to be provided at interview stage. Please highlight on your application if you're working towards the test & inspect qualification, should you not yet have it. You’ll be able to demonstrate good all-round electrical skills including testing and fault finding. Experience working in domestic properties and/or for social housing would be a huge advantage!


You’ll also need a full, clean, current driving licence (held for a minimum of 1 year) so you can drive a company van.  Our offers are subject to satisfactory driving licence checks, qualification checks and a basic disclosure check.     


Due to social distancing restrictions in place, we'll be holding interviews virtually via Microsoft Teams. Don't have Microsoft Teams? Download it for free here! https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/microsoft-365/microsoft-teams/download-app 


We’re committed to diversity and inclusion. And want people from all walks of life to apply for our vacancies. We’re a disability confident employer with disabled-friendly offices. And we’ll make reasonable adjustments throughout the recruitment process to help you; please note your needs on your application form. If you need additional support with your application, please get in touch with us on 02392 896758 or email HRrecruitment@vividhomes.co.uk.  We’ll be happy to help.