Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University

Plumber Trade

United Kingdom

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Plumber Trade Estates & Facilities Location: Newport, Shropshire TF10 8NB

Salary: £30,487 to £32,982 per annum The point of entry will be dependent upon relevant qualifications and experience. Post Type: Full Time Closing Date: Monday 04 March 2024 Reference: AG-1374A

As part of substantial investment in Estates Maintenance Services resource, Harper Adams University is looking to recruit Plumbing Trade who will carry out reactive and planned estates maintenance required on the Plumbing systems across the University.

The appointed individuals will be credible, skilled craft persons with in- depth technical knowledge and experience in their trades. The Mechanical & Plumbing team will have the opportunity to work with a varied estate that has seen continuous investment in building services infrastructure, including on- site electricity generation using a CHP and extensive PVs, on-site water abstraction and treatment, an energy centre accommodating a biomass boiler, as well as a canine hydrotherapy pool. With extensive workshops and a wide range of equipment the post holders will work alongside experienced trades people providing mechanical and Plumbing maintenance services on a campus that has seen continuous investment in both existing buildings through refurbishment and new buildings.

The role will be based at the campus set in beautiful countryside close to the Shropshire market town of Newport. The University estate has an area of 143 hectares, with approximately c30,000sqm of non-residential buildings plus approximately 800 beds in student halls (c17,700sqm). With a range of modern teaching and research facilities, some beautiful historic buildings, student services and sports facilities as well as some high-tech engineering facilities work will be varied. The campus is surrounded by the University's 600 hectare Farm, but is only 15 minutes easy commute from Telford, 30 minutes from Shrewsbury or Stafford and 40 minutes from Stoke on Trent or Wolverhampton. The University is looking for motivated individuals who work well in a team, have pride in their work and will enjoy the challenge of providing maintenance and small works services in a rich and varied estate.

If you have any queries or questions or for an informal discussion please contact Adam Gallagher, Estates Maintenance Services Assistant Manager on 01952 815512 / 07837197163 or email [email protected] or for further information about the University, or to see the full job description for these posts, please visit our website at www. harper-adams.ac.uk.

Application Procedure:

Applications should be made by sending a full Curriculum Vitae (to include two referee details) and supporting statement, which clearly highlights how your skills and experience match the requirements of the role, to Jayne Weaver via email to [email protected] by no later than midnight on 4 March 2024

Should you require any adjustments to complete your application for this role then please contact [email protected]

If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/or are seeking sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa in the please follow this link https: // www. gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration which contains further information about obtaining the right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.

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Plumber Trade


Harper Adams University


United Kingdom


February 07, 2024

Application deadline

March 04, 2024

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About the employer

Harper Adams University is a public university in Shropshire, England. It was established in 1901 and is a specialist higher education institution for the studies of agriculture and farming.

There are more than 50 foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes and students come from over 30 countries.

The university is set within a 550-hectare working farm. Other facilities on campus include the Bamford Library, the Postgraduate and Professional Development Centre, the Frank Parkinson Farm Education Centre and Frontier's Crop Centre among others.

Undergraduate courses are offered in 11 departments: agriculture; animal sciences; applied biology; business and agri-food; countryside, environment, wildlife and geography; engineering; food science, technology and innovation; real estate, property, and land management; veterinary nursing; veterinary physiotherapy and zoology.

The university has been recognised for its research quality in a number of different areas including management of soil and water, crop disease resistance, agricultural technology and livestock carbon footprint reduction among others.

There are four themed balls throughout the year for students: the Fresher's Ball, the Christmas Ball, Paddy's Ball and the Summer Ball. There are also a number of social facilities on campus including Graze Cafe, Kaldi Cafe, Pam's Pantry, The Feed Store, The Welly Inn, Main Bar and the Conference Dining Hall.

There are a variety of sports clubs that students can join including rugby, shooting, football, hockey, fencing, netball, motorsport and many others.

The university has exchange programmes with institutions in America, New Zealand, Japan and the EU. Students must achieve at least a 60 per cent pass rate in the first year to be able to study abroad for six months during the placement year.

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