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Job Introduction

HMP Peterborough are recruiting for an Electrician to join the busy Maintenance Team. In this role, you will maintain the prison estate, facilities and systems to a high standard and carry out effective maintenance and repairs that contribute to a safe, reliable and efficient maintenance regime within the Prison estate. If you are a hands on qualified electrician with knowledge and experience of fault finding, installation and repairs, this could be a great opportunity for you.

HMP/YOI Peterborough is the country’s only purpose-built prison for both male and female prisoners (kept separate at all times), including a 12-place mother and baby unit. We are committed to offering education and development programmes to provide residents with the skills required to enter employment on release, so reducing the chances of further offending. Providing creative outlets, such as workshop activities, helps to equip those in custody for when they are released. We use ‘Restorative Approaches’ to bring people in conflict into dialogue. Using a skilled and structured process, those who have been harmed have an opportunity to be heard and those that have caused the harm are held to account for what they have done. We have strong links with the community outside through a variety of partnerships, including our outreach activity Outside Links’ offering support and advice to both residents and their families.

For more information on Sodexo Careers please visit Sodexo Careers and Careers in Justice

For more information on Sodexo Careers please visit Sodexo Careers and Careers in Justice

Role Responsibility

  • Provide the maintenance function for the prison as directed by the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Comply with National Security Framework, with emphasis on areas of security of tools, equipment, locks, keys and resources.
  • Compile accurate and appropriate job sheets after completion of any task or assignment.
  • Maintain accurate records of all preventative maintenance & repair work carried out and report in detail any substandard or defective equipment.

Please see attached job description for further information regarding the role requirements.

The Ideal Candidate

  • 18th Edition qualification 
  • Possess proven maintenance background as a tradesman and must have some formal experience,
  • Be able to use IT to a good standard e.g. Microsoft Office
  • Exercise confidentiality and discretion at all times.
  • Possess good communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Be a team player and preferably hold a valid UK driving license.
  • Substantial experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge and experience of fault finding, installation and repairs
  • Knowledge of commercial electrical repairs on HVAC, AHU, controls and BMS an advantage
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Experience of working with schedules and deadlines

Package Description

Salary £28,206.69 - £29,313.79 per annum dependent on experience 

We also offer Sodexo Discounts site promoting discounted mobile phone tariffs, savings across restaurant chains and days out, where you and your family can save money on everything from your weekly food shop to the latest cinema blockbuster and much more.

Post holders will be subjected to an advanced DBS check, a prison security check (level 2) prior to being employed.

About the Company

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs around 30,000 people, and partners with clients in many sectors across business and industry; schools and universities; sports and leisure; energy and resources; government and agencies; healthcare; justice and defence.

Sodexo’s connected; people-centric approach brings together a diverse range of expertise. The breadth of services it offers ranges from food and hospitality; cleaning; reception; concierge (Circles); security; property management and technical services through to data driven workplace strategy and design (Wx); employee engagement and recognition services (Sodexo Engage) and personal home services through Prestige Nursing + Care and the Good Care Group.

Sodexo is committed to being an inclusive employer; we welcome and encourage applications from people with a diverse variety of experiences, backgrounds and identities.

We’re a Disability Confident Leader employer. We’re committed to changing attitudes towards disability, and making sure disabled people have the chance to fulfil their aspirations.

We are building on our support to the Armed Forces community through the development of specific pathways within our recruitment process to  support ex-forces personnel and reservists, those applying for jobs with us who meet the ideal candidate criteria for the role advertised are guaranteed to progress to the selection process

Sodexo and our clients are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland.

Please note all roles within Sodexo Justice are subject to security and recruitment checks which may include a Social Media Check. You will also be asked to provide 5 years’ worth of references and request employment history details from the HMRC.


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