EST010 - Estates Electrician

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Posted: 09/06/2022 16:28
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 dependent on experience
Location: Theatre Royal Plymouth, Royal Parade
Level: Non-Managerial
Deadline: 09/08/2022 23:59
Hours: 40 hours per week across 5 days (Mon-Sat)
Benefits: 28 days holiday per year (inclusive of bank holidays), Company Pension Scheme and great ticket offers.

Theatre Royal Plymouth is a registered charity, inspiring a lifetime of creativity for audiences, artists and participants throughout Plymouth and the wider region. As the principal home of performing arts in the Southwest, we engage and inspire many communities, creating memorable experiences for people from all backgrounds. TRP do this by creating and presenting a breadth of shows on a range of scales, with their extensive creative engagement programmes, by embracing the vitality of new talent and supporting emerging and established artists, and by collaborating with a range of partners to provide dynamic cultural leadership for the city of Plymouth.


Estates Electrician


Reports to:    Estates Manager

Salary:          £28,000 - £30,000 dependent on experience

Contract:      40 hours per week across 5 days, Mon-Sat, with a requirement to work one Saturday in 5 on a rotating rota

Benefits:       28 days annual leave pro rata (inclusive of Bank Holidays); contributory pension, great ticket offers


Inclusion and Diversity

We are committed to cultivating a culture of inclusion at TRP with a workforce, participants and audiences that reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

The collective power of each team member’s life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent creates the very best environment for us to achieve our ambitions and lead the sector.  

In recruiting for our team, we recognise the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation, and beliefs.


How to Apply

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 9 August 2022 at 09:00

Interview Date: To be confirmed

We’re here to talk! We’re available to speak to you before you make your application so, if you’re not quite sure if your skills match the role, want to talk about how flexible working could support you, or just check any of the details in this document, please do email us on with subject line ‘Estates Electrician’ to arrange a chat.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we find the right candidate for the role.



The Role

Responsible for the day to day electrical or mechanical welfare of the Theatre and the Production and Learning Centre (TR2) and be able to maintain, repair and develop the buildings facilities, provide advice and alternative solutions in an expedient and effective manner. Be able to provide support for colleagues and co-ordinate contractors and in-house projects.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all electrical systems and fixed equipment both at the Theatre and TR2
  • Shared responsibility for the maintenance and repair of all the Theatre and TR2 electrical or mechanical equipment
  • Utilise the Building Maintenance software to its full capabilities
  • Play a proactive role in delivering our objective of increasing energy efficiency
  • Ensure the organisation remains up to date with best practice and current legislation including Health & Safety, for use by employees and the public
  • Assist the Head of Estates and Estates Manager to ensure all statutory inspection and certification are current and always updated
  • Minimise response times and communicate effectively with all colleagues, contractors and internal customers
  • Embrace the TRP’s values: collaboration, creativity, quality, and diversity


Principal Tasks

Building Maintenance and Repair

  • Provide prompt responses to day-to-day maintenance and repair requests
  • Manage contractors engaged to provide services including adherence to statutory obligations and best practice
  • Diagnose faults in electrical or mechanical engineering plant and equipment and decide on remedial works required, taking into account the required life expectancy and associated costs
  • Manage the electrical or mechanical service contracts and devise repair strategy for breakdowns ensuring that a quality service is provided
  • Provide advice on electrical or mechanical engineering matters to the Estates Manager and other colleagues and occasionally prepare written reports with feasibility and cost information
  • Manage allocated projects including preparation of plans, specifications, and drawings. Obtain tenders or quotations and supervise work in accordance with purchasing procedure rules
  • Check and certify contractor’s quotes ensuring value for money and good workmanship
  • Effectively use the planned maintenance software programme and log specific requests for support, maintenance, and projects
  • Ensure all equipment and plant is maintained and operated in order to comply with best practice and statutory requirements and ensure records are maintained
  • Operate cooling tower systems effectively to best practice standards and statutory requirements
  • Perform maintenance of the buildings fire, security, electrical, mechanical, piped and building fabric services as required
  • Programme and operate the Building Energy Management System to control mechanical and electrical systems including air handling units, boilers and ventilation, effectively and efficiently
  • Assist the Estates Manager with creating and managing plant equipment assets register with a view to providing clear information for expected dilapidation with plant life expectancy and capital replacement costs
  • Assist the Estates Manager with developing, administering and when appropriate project managing any building refurbishment works or plant replacement to achieve best value
  • Ensure maintenance, downtime and projects are planned efficiently and in conjunction with other departments


Health and Safety

  • Aid in the implement of the organisation’s Health and Safety policy, best practice and current legislation to all work and to help protect themselves, other staff and customers within the current requirements
  • Assist the Estates Manager to ensure all statutory inspection and certification are current and updated at all times
  • Operate machinery and systems and handle chemicals safely with respect to the safety and statutory legislation
  • Assist the Estates Manager to maintain and further improve fire detection and fire-fighting systems and other emergency systems and equipment.
  • Undertake safety audits including risk assessments for specific jobs
  • Inform the Estates Manager of any Health and Safety issues or concerns
  • Undertake training and development to update skills and knowledge to ensure the effective and safe running of the building



  • Report and communicate effectively with all colleagues, visitors and customers
  • Update Estates Manager with daily events, incidents and operational requirements
  • Compile detail and input where required into Estate’s computer software packages
  • Undertake regular walk-arounds working with colleagues including other Departments to improve communications and identify maintenance issues


Policy and Planning

  • Inspect and survey building and electrical equipment assisting with updating the dilapidation records, make recommendations for works to be included in the annual programme and advise priorities
  • Place orders and assist in controlling the budgets
  • Comply with all Company policies and procedures



  • Establish energy efficiencies wherever possible
  • Ensure waste is disposed of in an environmental way in accordance with current legislation



  • Undertake such duties or tasks commensurate with the post from time to time, as directed by the Estates Manager
  • Work with colleagues to provide appropriate cover for the Estates Manager when away


The Person

Our Values are at the heart of everything we say and do, and our people demonstrate these values in every aspect of their work.  To be successful in this role, you should be able to demonstrate the following skills, experience, and behaviour in line with these values.


Taking pride in achieving excellence.  We take responsibility for and pride in what we do, recognising each other’s good work.  We set consistently high expectations and ensure that everyone has the skills to achieve excellence.  


Valuing each other in the way we work, communicate and spend time together:  We communicate regularly with each other, listening and understanding people’s needs.  We value and respect the relationships we have with colleagues and partners and we celebrate shared successes. 

  • Is accountable for own work ensuring it meets expectations and agreed standards
  • Work with colleagues to deliver the highest possible standards
  • Enjoys exceeding expectations of customers and colleagues
  • Proven mix of mechanical and electrical knowledge and experience
  • Passion for and practical experience of wide ranging DIY skills


  • Is friendly and welcoming
  • Proactively seeks information to do their job well involving others
  • Works effectively with others inviting and appreciating contributions
  • Contributes to own department’s achievement of objectives


Being imaginative in everything we do:  We use our knowledge, experience and judgement to explore doing things differently.  We aim to empower everyone in the organisation to adopt a flexible, open-minded and imaginative approach.


Embracing the diversity among our people and community:  We embrace and value difference and individuality treating everyone as equally important.  Together we are stronger and more effective.

  • Adopts a flexible approach to their work taking the circumstances of others into account
  • Willingly contributes ideas to team discussions, listens and ask questions to improve knowledge
  • Ability to utilise the IT systems effectively
  • Continually reviews own ways of working and considers where improvements can be made


  • Confidently welcomes and embraces people from all areas of the community/backgrounds
  • Treats people fairly and generates and environment of trust
  • Adapts communication to suit individual needs and listens with empathy


































The ideal candidate will be:

  • Electrical biased/qualified to C&G Level 3, NVQ Level 3 or AM 2 BS7671 18th Edition (Test & Inspection 2391 would also be an advantage)
  • Have a proven track record in commercial building maintenance
  • Multi-skilled with a willingness to turn your hand to all trades
  • Good communication skills

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