Domestic Gas Engineer

Job specification

£39,186 p.a. plus benefits
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At Swindon Borough Council, we want our town to be the best it can be. Our ambitious vision is supported by realistic transformation programmes, with the people of Swindon at their heart. Because that’s who we’re doing it for – the communities and businesses that make our town great. As part of the Council, you’ll support a friendly local authority making decisions with real impact. It’s all for better public services. Better processes. And a better quality of life, for everyone. Join us, and Swindon will be better with you.

About the role

We have exciting opportunities within Swindon Borough Council’s Property Maintenance Gas team.

If you are a Gas Engineer looking for a varied role, now is the time for you to join our dynamic team. You will be responsible for the servicing and maintenance of our Gas appliances within our local 10,500 domestic rentable homes.

Please note this role is 37 hours per week and you will be required to have flexibility to cover the core hours of the business. We would welcome the opportunity to discuss this at interview.

In addition to the core hours, there are potential increased earnings through overtime.

This role is subject to contractual call out and would be paid additionally as per the following:

  • Overtime paid at x1.1/3 Monday to Sunday and x2 on bank holidays.
  • Unsocial hours allowance increasing to 30% (after 10pm and before 6pm)
  • Standby paid pay of £2.09 per hour
    • Equivalent to a maximum £50.16 per day
    • With a maximum frequency of weekends to be one in three

Our Offer to you:

We are committed to providing our employees with a diverse and exciting environment in which to work, encouraging creativity and innovation whilst recognising the need to support ongoing personal development and a flexible work life balance.

As well as continued support and development, we have a range of benefits on offer within this role and Swindon Borough Council.

Tools provided to Gas Engineers

  • Company vehicle provided for business use only
  • Makita battery power tool kit provided
  • Kane Gas Analyser
  • Mobile phone and tablet (Business use only)
  • Ladders/hop ups
  • Uniform
  • PPE

Please see our Rewards and Benefits

Holiday entitlement

26 days per annum from day one.

30 days per annum after 5 years’ service.

32 days per annum after 10 years’ service.


Pensions can be complicated. At Swindon we make it simple and auto-enrol all our colleagues into the local government pension scheme. As a member of the scheme you contribute to the scheme funds which enables you to build up a Defined-Benefit (DB) pension pot. The pension scheme gives you an income at your normal pension age linked to inflation which is guaranteed for life. It means you build up a pension worth thousands of pounds annually.


We are committed to your professional development, will continue to ensure your gas qualifications are kept updated and added to if required.

As an employee, you will receive a diverse and exciting environment in which to work, encouraging creativity and innovation whilst recognising the need to support ongoing personal development and a flexible work life balance.

For Swindon to thrive in the future, we need to lay the foundations now. It’s why our regeneration and transformation programmes are already underway. So, you’ll be joining us at an exciting time on our journey. We’ll look to you to share your knowledge, influence decisions and drive real, positive change. With your contributions, we’ll achieve our vision of a prosperous, re-vitalised Swindon together. And you’ll be proud to say it was made better with you.

Please see our Vision and Values page for more details.

Your next steps

Read the role profile and select the Apply button where you will be redirected to the Swindon Borough Council website to complete our online application process. Clicking the ‘Apply’ button on this job website is not an application, you must register on the Swindon Borough Council website in order to be considered for the role.

For further information about the role, please contact Darryl Newman, Gas Repairs & Servicing Manager, email

We will be interviewing successful candidates throughout the campaign and reserve the right to close early, therefore early applications are encouraged.

If you are experiencing technical issues submitting your application please email