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Building Services Apprentice - Estates and Facilities

Hertfordshire Constabulary
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
£26,016 - £33,618 (Discretionary Area Included)
Closing date
17 Oct 2021
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Lead by the Head of Estates and Facilities, the Estates and Facilities department consists of two internal divisions, Estates who are responsible for the delivery of Capital projects and property matters and Facilities who are responsible for the day to day service delivery and compliance of the estate.

Based at WGC HQ the Estates and Facilities team are responsible for ensuring the Constabulary’s buildings are compliant and fit for purpose and services provided provide value for money in addition to providing professional advice and support to the police and crime commissioner on estates matters.

The Constabulary’s estate consists of 30 sites in total, 16 of which are owned, 14 are leased (excluding Police houses) with a gross total floor area of approx. 60,000m2.

The role of Building Services apprentice is a recently created position within the Facilities department created to provide additional support and succession planning within the hard services element of the facilities division reporting in to the Technical FM and working alongside the facilities assistants and senior engineer.

This role entails working with both internal colleagues and external service suppliers to ensure the constabulary’s building systems such has heating, cooling and electrical supplies are maintained in an optimal condition and compliant with statutory legislation at all times. 

The role requires that the apprentice has sound practical experience working on and around building services equipment and systems as well as CAD and BMS systems, to enable them to have an understanding of the requirement of the role.

Key Responsibilities;

  • To manage allocated Capital and Revenue Mechanical & Electrical projects and or provide Mechanical & Electrical Requirements as part of larger project to ensure operational effectiveness within approved budget.
  • To assist in ensure that the legislative (including Health and Safety) and business requirements and associated plant are met in the most cost-effective way.
  • Assess and prioritise operational requirements with regard to Electrical and Mechanical services to ensure operational requirements are met in the most effective way.
  • To assist in ensuring that the requirements of contracts relating to Mechanical and Electrical installations are met.
  • Provide engineering advice on property management and energy management issues to support the most effective use of property and plant throughout the Constabulary
  • Provide general office support to meet the needs of operational management both in terms of cost and quality. 

For the purposes of the application you will be expected to provide evidences against the personal qualities and entry requirements from attached role profile: 

  • We take ownership
  • We are collaborative
  • We analyse critically
  • We are innovative and open-minded
  • Minimum entry requirements 

There is a word count limit of 500 words per section.

Internal applicants within Hertfordshire Constabulary, should upload either a CV or a completed ‘Staff internal role summary’ form, which can be found in the vacancy documents below. Please note you will be required to provide evidences against the competencies listed above and the minimum entry requirements from attached role profile. 

External applicants should ensure that your current CV is uploaded and provide evidences against the competencies listed above and the minimum entry requirements from attached role profile. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include personal details on your CV other than your name. 

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy and will remain open to redeployees until the conditional offer stage throughout the recruitment process. Any redeployee that wishes to apply should apply through the redeployment portal and provide evidences against the competencies listed above and the minimum entry requirements from attached role profile. Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until conditional offer. 

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process that you have not made explicit in the application, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 75 7777 (or the above email address) or the manager contact for this role directly. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview. 

All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below. 

Everyone at Hertfordshire Constabulary takes personal responsibility to help create an inclusive workplace, where police officers and staff respect one another, feel valued for their differences and can be themselves. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, wherever needed so everyone feels welcome and can flourish. 

It is recommended that you download and store a copy of the role profile as this will no longer be available once the advert has closed.

Closing Date: 17 October 2021


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