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Playground Engineer

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Organisation:Nottingham City Council 

Working Hours: Full Time , Hours per week - 37 


NPPV Required:No 

Appointment Type:Permanent 

Location:Woodthorpe Grange, Woodthorpe Drive, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG5 4HA 


Closing date:30 March 2020 at midnight 

We've got an exciting opportunity for talented individuals to join our workforce - perhaps this is the opportunity you've been waiting for?  Read on to find out more...
Want to help keep Nottingham City's 120 play areas and facilities for young people safe and in good condition?  We're looking for a Playground Engineer to carry out weekly site inspections and day-to-day repairs on our sites.  You will also get involved in specifying new play area layouts and other open space repair tasks.   A full driving licence and enhanced DBS check are required.
The starting salary is £19,171 (level 1) rising to £19,945 (level 2) on first year anniversary, subject to satisfactory completion of a probation period.
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions Information which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working.
There has never been a better time to join Nottingham City Council.  Known for inclusivity and innovation, we have also won a host of Employee Benefit Awards, are a leading employer of Apprentices and we are continually working around the clock to deliver high quality services for Nottingham's citizens, visitors and investors.
Our aspiration is to make Nottingham a Great City, but to do this we need to be a Great Council, provide Great Services and recruit and develop a Great Workforce.
Join an organisation that gives you extra - we will value your contributions, promote flexible and modern ways of working, will double your monthly pension contributions, offer a very generous 25-32 days holiday package each year (exclusive of public bank holidays and dependent on length of service) and give you the option to purchase up to 28 days additional holiday tax-free!
• Experience of working within a maintenance background. Working with playgrounds would be advantageous, but not required.
• Experience of working outside, in a safe manner, ensuring that all health and safety legislation is followed.
• Experience of maintaining and keeping equipment (play equipment would be advantageous) in good working order in line with Health and Safety Legislation.
• Ability to use a mobile phone / tablet based system to undertake weekly site inspections.
• Ability to undertake general maintenance operations such as carpentry, painting and metal work including the use of power tools.
This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
Please see the Job Description / Person Specification which are attached further down on this page.
For informal enquiries, please contact James Dymond, Parks Development Manager on Tel: 0115 915 2733 or email: James.Dymond@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Useful Information for Applicants:
Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions information, which includes advice on pay, annual leave and hours of working, and our Total Rewards Package, which includes information on some of the great benefits when working for Nottingham City Council.
This post is covered by the statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) (English Language Requirement for public sector workers) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English, as detailed in the job description and person specification, is an essential requirement for the role.
Nottingham City Council are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we are striving to have a reflective workforce of the citizens we serve.  As a result of our commitment to this agenda, we anonymise all applications to remove the risk of unconscious bias.  The application process will capture your personal details (including your name) and these details will only be made visible to recruiting managers once the shortlisting stage has been completed.
We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME), LGBT+ communities and applicants that consider themselves disabled as these groups are currently under represented within our workforce.
Nottingham City Council is open to conversations regarding flexible working options at the point of interview.
If you have any technical issues completing your application form please contact escservicedesk@emss.org.uk