Electrical Manager

Job specification

37 hours per week
Contract type:
£43,421 p.a. plus benefits
Closing date:
Job reference:
Interview date:
w/c 12/08/2024
Date posted:
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.

Your next role

Swindon Borough Council is currently looking for an Electrical Manager to join our successful and dynamic Trade Services Team.

Working within the existing Trade Services team, you will be responsible for the management of a medium size electrical team and an established set of contractors completing electrical repairs, electrical testing, domestic and commercial electrical improvements, fire alarm testing maintenance and repairs, PATS testing and access control repairs and maintenance, within our Housing, Corporate and Operational buildings.  

As the Electrical Manager, we require you to have the following Qualifications and experience:

  • Construction or Social Housing experience essential,
  • City & Guilds/NVQ Level 3 Electrical or Mechanical Installation (or equivalent)
  • City & Guilds 2391 (Testing & Inspection)
  • BS7671:2018 – Wiring Regulations 18th Edition
  • CITB SSSTS (or equivalent)
  • Current driving licence

The successful candidate will also require the following skills:

  • A good working knowledge of the Health & Safety at Work Act
  • Proven track record of supervising a team within an electrical maintenance environment.
  • Previous experience of managing/prioritising a varied/demanding workload.
  • Previous experience of managing registration to the NICEIC
  • Excellent communication skills (written & verbal) and ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with Operatives, Sub-contractors and Client Officers
  • Knowledge of standing orders and procurement regulations
  • IT literate with advanced excel capability (pivots/graphs/formulae etc.)
  • Experience in delivering presentations to senior management team.
  • Ability to run training in relation to Electrical safety to both technical and non-technical staff

As part of your duties you will be asked to review the existing service delivery, with the aim to implement new strategies to ensure that Swindon Borough Council assets are maintained to a high standard within available resources.

You will also be asked to work with both residents, tenants, Councillors and the Health and Safety Executive both face to face and at meetings, reporting findings and delivering presentations in relation to Electrical Safety.

You must be fluent in the English language (as a requirement of Part 7 of the Immigration Act – for the effective performance of a customer-facing role).

Your next package

Please see our Rewards and Benefits offer for more details.

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

As an inclusive employer, we welcome applications from a diverse range of communities, and in particular disabled people and people from ethnic minorities. Read our statement of commitment to equality & inclusion.

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.

Potential applicants are sometimes put off if they don’t meet 100% of the requirements. We think individual experience, skills and passion make all the difference, so if you meet the majority of the criteria, we’d love to hear from you.

For further information about the role, please contact Keith Hooker, Building Services Manager, at khooker@swindon.gov.uk

If you are experiencing technical issues submitting your application please email resourcing@swindon.gov.uk