General Building Operative required at HMP Haverigg, 39 hours per week, Monday – Friday, £15.50 per hour
Your new company
As the sole agency supplier to the HM Prison Service for the provision of maintenance trades and support operatives. Hays is seeking to recruit a General Building Operative for HMP Haverigg. This is an exciting opportunity to work within the prison service and can often lead to permanent opportunities
Your new role
As part of the Works Department you will be responsible for both reactive repairs and planned and preventative maintenance. Currently the Prison has several refurbishment and general day-to-day maintenance projects underway. As such the prison require General Building Operative who can complete general tasks such as assisting other trades, putting up signage, general basic painting and carpentry duties, using drills and hand tools and fire alarm/ emergency lighting checks.
You will be required to complete and pass a security clearance prior to starting the position
Hours: Mon – Fri – You may be required to work weekends, which are paid at a higher rate: 1.25 X £15.50 for Saturday and 1.33 X £15.50 for Sunday. (39 hours per week). You may be required to be on call, which is paid at £115 for the week.
What you’ll need to succeed
Previous experience in a prison/ public sector is not required for this role. The nature of the role requires candidates to be security conscious and able to challenge potential compromises and risks, you will also need to be reliable and consistent, level- headed and have exceptional interpersonal skills. Full training on working within a prison is provided by the establishment/ department.
You must be able to pass a full prison security clearance and enhanced DBS (if required)
(Hays and the MOJ are responsible for organising all security clearances and DBS’)
You must hold a valid passport or Full Birth Certificate & Photo Driving Licence in your current address.
You must have proof of National Insurance AND proof of address dated in the past 3 months.
All applicants must be able to provide details of at least 2 satisfactory employment references.
What you’ll get in return
You will get the opportunity to work inside of HMP Haverigg, a competitive wage of £15.50 per hour with 32 holiday days per year.
What you need to do now
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