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Maintenance Electrician

Engineering & Maintenance

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £26,396 to £31,411 per annum
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date:  Monday 05 December 2022
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1989622TD-R

The basic hours are 35 hours per week but there is regular overtime available of 7 hours per week and after a suitable familiarisation period, voluntary inclusion on a callout rota. On top of the guaranteed overtime there is potential for some additional overtime to be earned but this is not guaranteed. OTE between £39,740 and £41,000.

This is an exciting time to join the University, we have a global reputation for delivering world-class education, research and enterprise that makes a real impact on society’s biggest challenges and offer a unique working environment where your skills and experience really make a difference. The Electrical Maintenance team strive to deliver an effective and professional service to maintain a safe and secure environment for our staff, students and visitors alike.  Ensuring a positive student experience is at the core of everything we do.

The role

The Maintenance Electrician will play a vital part in supporting our endeavours by carrying out the delivery of planned and reactive maintenance on electrical systems, to keep our estate running safely. This particular role is planned to have a focus on electrical condition surveys of the University’s Estate but there is a varied mix of work that could be included, depending on your skill set, from changing a fuse to programming/fault finding an IP based lighting or other such system.

About You

You will bring technical experience of maintenance of a variety of modern building services, you will be computer literate and have the drive to visit various locations across our large Estate sometimes at short notice to solve a variety of associated issues.  You will have the motivation to complete a task while applying your knowledge of health and safety and risk assessment. You will be a strong team player, but also be self-sufficient and able to work independently. A full driving license is essential to travel to other local sites.

What we can offer you

Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by university closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave). All our benefits can be viewed here

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. We welcome applications from candidates who are committed to helping us create an inclusive work environment. We encourage applications from candidates from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, people who identify as LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates from working class, first generation Higher Education, the Global South and other underrepresented groups.

Committed to supporting our staff and students, we are open to a flexible working approach. We give full consideration to applicants that wish to work flexibly and those who have taken a career break.

To informally discuss the position, please contact Mr Gary Johnson (email:

Application Procedure 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Sian Gale (HR Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 4043 or email  Please quote reference  1989622TD-R on all correspondence.

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We believe equality, diversity and inclusion are fundamental to making the University of Southampton a welcoming, vibrant and successful organisation. Having a diverse workforce, inclusive of people of all ages and beliefs, from different racial, educational and social backgrounds opens up a wealth of possibilities, makes us more creative and accelerates our impact on society. We welcome applicants that value the diversity of our community and are willing to play their part in supporting the mission of inclusivity. 

Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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