Organisation: The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Salary: Salary Range: £26,610 - £30,592 per annum

Location: Edinburgh

The role

To ensure safe electrical installations and undertake designated activities, related to your trade, for the maintenance and refurbishment of all buildings, facilities and infrastructure owned by the RZSS; to ensure that all areas of the site are safe and well presented for our visitors and in accordance with agreed service standards and in a cost-effective manner, in support of RZSS’ mission and vision.

Some of the things you’ll do:

* Working with direction from the Senior Operative, take the day to day lead to ensure all assigned repairs and projects are delivered effectively, safely, on time and to budget and recommend cost-effective opportunities to minimise the impact of its operations on the environment. Pro-actively inspect electrical installations and equipment to ensure standards are being maintained and is safe to use
* To attend design team meetings with designers and other customers to give expert advise on infrastructure and facilities
* To supervise sub-contractors of your own trade and ensure that they complete works to a suitable standard. Assist in arranging access for these sub-contractors and highlight any unsafe practices to senior management.
* To be the responsible person for all electrical installations ensuring their day to day safety for staff and visitors.
* Undertake all forms of Electrical works, e.g. new installations (heaters/hand dryer/large scale lighting) electrical fault finding and testing and partial re-wiring and be able to take the lead on an projects requiring electrical works including measuring up for materials and planning the works with minimal supervision.
* Ensure all electrical plant, equipment, is inspected, maintained and documentation kept to meet relevant legislation and best practice standards at all times.
* Maintain a consolidated stock list of all materials, and order supplies required for the daily operation of your activity according to the formal procedures set down by RZSS, maximising value for money.
* Maintain all relevant record systems, inspections and testing in line with legislation for park and building and infrastructure.
* Work collaboratively with other sections and departments to ensure all work is scheduled coordinated and monitored effectively, providing guidance and advice relating to your trade when required.

What we’re looking for:

* Relevant City and Guilds certification or S/NVQ Level 3.
* 18 Edition test and inspection.
* PASMA scaffolding certificate.
* Up-to-date knowledge and understanding of basic building related H&S legislation.
* Working knowledge of the risk assessment processes.
* Understanding of basic principles of structural design, relevant to your trade, and ability to work to design drawings.
* Experienced in maintaining high voltage systems.
* Working to the parameters of CDM, building and H&S regulations.

What you’ll get in return

* Starting salary between £26,610 – £27,354 (offer based on experience) with future salary progression up to £30,592 per annum
* 37.5hr working week
* 34 days annual leave (pro rata)
* Discount in both retail/catering
* Access to a healthcare plan
* Employer contributory pension scheme
* You will receive a staff membership which will give you (and family/friends) free (and discounted) entry to both the Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo as well as a number of other Zoo’s across the UK.

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for this position will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once a successful candidate has been found. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as quickly as possible.

Interview Date: Friday, 29 March 2024

Please see the role profile for further information on what the role involves and essential/ desirable criteria

Application Deadline: Thursday 14/03/2024