View Vacancy - Plumber - TWG (59/19 NR)

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Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

To provide technical support on property issues, health and safety issues, and provision of routine maintenance to BHC and its large residential estate.  He/she should be able to work under pressure with a view to meeting deadlines and staff expectations. It is important that the candidate can demonstrate good self-management and organisational skills.

Roles and responsibilities:      

  • Undertake plumbing test & inspection  and  complete testing and inspection sheets.
  • Reporting  any problems encountered on site to the supervisor.
  • To assist the onsite TWG team in the completion of tasks in a timely fashion and to a high standard.
  • Carry out plumbing maintenance and repairs to the large residential estate of the British High Commission.
  • Conduct full water Preventative and Planned Maintenance (PPM)  in both residential  and non-residential properties.
  • Undertake the Installation and repair of domestic plumbing and borehole pumps, booster pumps pressure tanks and geysers.
  • In addition he/she will be on an out of hours on call rota.
  • Certificate in plumbing from a recognised government institution (Preferably Government trade test III, II & I).
  • 5 years of experience in plumbing and water systems work
  • Working knowledge of water filtration systems i.e. reverse osmosis and UV
  • Legionella, control methods and legislation
  • System checks for leaks using air and water pressure gauges
  • Welding and brazing experience
  • The applicant should be computer literate as reporting methods are via digital media
  • Must be able to interpret blue prints and sketches, produce materials lists for job requests and projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of gas fittings and gas safety
  • Be familiar with the required Health & Safety standards governing the plumbing role
  • Hold a current full driving licence and be a safe competent driver (accident free for three years)
  • Experience in bore hole pumps
  • Solar water
  • Must have knowledge of hand and power tools
Making Effective Decisions, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
27 November 2019
Fixed term, with possibility of renewal
British High Commission
kes 81, 345
6 January 2020
31 December 2020

Working patterns: 

  • Monday to Thursday - 7:30 AM to 17:30 PM
  • Friday - 7:30 AM -16:00PM
  • On call emergency on a rota



Members of staff are entitled to paid annual leave, which is earned, from the day they commence employment. Entitlements are as follows:

  • Grades S1 (L) 25 days

In addition to annual leave, the BHC normally observes no fewer than 9 and no more than 14 Kenyan and British public and religious holidays in a year. These vary from year to year and are at the discretion of the High Commissioner. A list of holidays is published each year.

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  • Please check your application carefully before you submit, as no changes can be made once submitted.
  • The British High Commission will never request any payment or fees to apply for a position.
  • Employees recruited locally by the British High Commission in Nairobi are subject to Terms and Conditions of Service according to local employment law in Kenya.
  • It is essential that the applicants already have the right to live and work in Kenya without the need to apply for a work permit
  • Employees who are not eligible to pay local income tax: e.g. certain third-country nationals and spouses/partners of UK diplomats will have their salaries abated by an equivalent amount.
  • Information about the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Competency Framework can be found on this link: Please note: Job grade AA=A1, AO=A2, EO=B3, HEO=C4, SEO=C5
  • Reference checking and security clearances will be conducted on successful candidates.
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This opportunity is closed to applications.