Fixed Play Park Inspector & Maintenance Technician

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 22/07/2021 23:59
Grade 4 (SCP 12-17) £22,183 - £24,491
Shift Allowance, Standby/Call Out
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Environmental Services / Waste / Recycling/ Parks
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Parsons Depot
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Number of posts:
Closing date:
22 Jul
Further Information

Sunderland City Council’s Environmental Services Fixed Play Park team is currently seeking to recruit an extremely hands-on and highly organised individual to join its expanding Fixed Play maintenance team. The right candidate will have an extremely practical focus, a keen eye for detail, and be able to perform all manner of routine repairs to a variety of fixed play park equipment situated throughout the city. As part of the team and using the training provided, the successful applicant will be responsible for the recorded safety inspection of play park equipment and ensuring that any issues reported by the general public, other staff, or found through regular safety inspections, are rectified as quickly and safely as possible.

The successful applicant will be confidant working with minimum supervision in a highly practical role – sometimes at height, and will have no difficulty following detailed manufacturer instructions, and will easily understand technical specifications and the importance of tolerances provided amongst product data material. A strong familiarity with all manner of garage and fitting shop type equipment, joinery tools, various methods of painting, groundworks and the use of abrasive wheels is essential.

Candidates will have a full UK driving licence, and there is a business desire for candidates to be licensed to drive vehicles weighing up to 7.5 tons and hold a valid CPC card. Candidates shortlisted for interviewing will be asked to submit a copy of any related qualifications or accreditations, and a valid UK driving licence at the time of interview.

This post is exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

For an informal discussion, please contact Tom Cowe via email at tom.cowe@sunderland.gov.uk and provide your phone number for a call back.

Applications should be made on-line at northeastjobs.org.uk/sunderlandcitycouncil. For further assistance contact Operational HR Services by email: jobs@sunderland.gov.uk

Please note that CVs are not acceptable.

Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered online with North East Jobs, including your invitation to any online assessment you are required to undertake and your invite to interview if you are short-listed.

Please check your email inbox after the closing date for notifications as you may not be notified by any other means. Please remember to check your junk mail items.

Please be advised if you have not heard from us in six weeks after the closing date please assume you have not been shortlisted.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.