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Multi-skilled Plumber

Job title Multi-skilled Plumber

Department Campus Infrastructure

Salary Starting from £27,929, rising to £34,308

Grade Grade 6

SOC Code - Visa Requirements 5314

This role is sponsorable

Placed on Friday 13 January 2023

Closing date Wednesday 01 February 2023

Interview date To be confirmed

Reference FM10129R

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Multi-skilled Plumber to join the Campus Infrastructure team at the University of Bath, the Times University of the Year 2023! 

The role is to undertake both planned and reactive maintenance with a primary focus on gas safety, but will also include repair tasks across the range of plumbing building services to include hot and cold-water systems, sanitary ware, internal plumbing and drainage services across the University estate.

The successful applicant will also undertake some low-level electrical work and be expected to take part in the on-call rota.

About you: 

  • Must have served a recognised Apprenticeship and attained City & Guilds Parts 1+2
  • or an NVQ 2 in Plumbing or related Engineering or Building Services discipline
  • Must have Gas safe Domestic & Commercial certificates
  • A good problem solver with great customer service skills
  • Hard-working with excellent time management skills
  • Able to work safely and to the Approved Codes of Practice
  • Demonstrable electrical skills or willing to train for them
  • Ideally able to undertake overtime if/when required

The successful candidate will join the Workshop team, dedicated to maintaining the upkeep of the University's buildings. The work is mostly on the campus and occasionally in the city.

About us:

We are an equal opportunities employer and have an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. We have made a positive commitment towards gender equality and intersectionality receiving a Silver Athena SWAN award. 

A family-friendly University with an increasingly agile workforce, we are open to flexible working arrangements. We’re also proud to be a disability confident leader and are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments you may require.

We offer:

  • A very generous employer contributory pension scheme;
  • Generous annual leave allowance of 26 days with an additional 5 discretionary days so that you can enjoy a positive work-life balance, plus 8 bank Holidays.
  • Circa £1,000 on call allowance plus call out travel and hours with plenty of optional overtime
  • All uniform and tools provided 
  • An excellent reward package that recognises the talents of our diverse workforce; 
  • A wide range of personal and professional development opportunities.

There are a number of support options available for new and existing staff to help with the cost of some immigration expenses which you may be eligible for. Please visit the following webpages for more information:

  • Relocation Procedure
  • Visa Reimbursement Scheme
  • Interest-Free Loan Scheme

Our campus is surrounded by beautiful countryside, and the City of Bath with its historic charm and social activity only a short distance away creates an excellent environment in which to work. Find out from our staff what makes the University of Bath a great place to work. Follow us @UniofBath and @UniofBathJobs on Twitter for more information.

We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and backgrounds leads to a better environment for our employees and students, creating a learning environment and organisational culture that enhances health and wellbeing across our community. We are very proud to have recently received Ambassadors for Autism certification and are an accredited Disability Confident Leader; committed to building disability confidence and supporting disabled staff.

Further details:

If you have any questions, please contact the Operations Manager Tony Griffin on 07771 728512 or

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Visa information

If you think you may require a visa to work in the UK, you should refer to our guidance on the Skilled Worker Visa before embarking on a job application to ensure you understand the requirements for sponsorship. You may be eligible to work in the UK via other alternative visa routes such as the Global Talent Visa or by having Settlement / Indefinite Leave to Remain − please refer to our Staff Immigration webpages for further details.

Update to our application process

We are constantly seeking to reduce the unconscious bias that enters any assessment process, with the goal of creating an inclusive and equal assessment process. To support this, personal details will be removed from application forms at the initial shortlisting stage.