Electrician (Multi Skilled)

£27,386 - £33,184 per annum + Market Sector Allowance of £4,583 Per Annum
Shift Work
Starting at 30 days per annum, pro-rata
Civil Service Pension Scheme

11th December 2022 at 23:55

Interview dates to be confirmed

House of Commons

The House of Commons a unique and exciting place to work right at the heart of the UK's thriving democratic system. 

Behind the scenes, the House of Commons Service is made up of more than 3,000 employees who support and facilitate the smooth day to day running of the House. They provide professional services to Members of Parliament, their staff, and the wider parliamentary community.

Staff Benefits

In addition to your salary, we offer an attractive range of benefits including: 

  • 30 days’ annual leave (increasing to 35 days after first full leave year). 
  • Civil Service Pension scheme. 
  • Access to training and development. 
  • Flexible working. 
  • Interest free season ticket loan and bicycle loan. 


The Parliamentary Maintenance Team serves both the House of Commons & House of Lords carrying out reactive maintenance requests on the Parliamentary Estate.

The in-house Reactive team consist of some 45 craft persons and assistants ranging from Plumbers and Electricians to Upholsterers and Locksmiths etc who provide a day to day reactive repair service across the estate

The Role 

You will work as part of a team of approx. Five Electricians based on the Parliamentary estate in Westminster. You will help to maintain our grade one listed buildings and UNESCO world heritage site as well as all the other buildings that make up the parliamentary estate.

The role is varied; Repairing Light fittings, fault finding, isolating services, fixing various components are just some of the tasks you can expect in your work. We have well equipped workshops to support you in your work.


This role will be working 33 hours per week, not including lunch breaks. The hours of work will be 3x 12 hour shifts 7am to 7pm, including an hour for lunch unpaid, and another flexible 20-minute break (paid), alternating between Monday to Wednesday and Thursday to Saturday. 

Skills and Experience 


  • NVQ Level 3 in Electrical installation or electrical maintenance or equivalent

Experience of:

  • Covering a wide range of activities
  • Working in a complex and demanding environment

 Understanding of:

  • Methods/constraints when working in an occupied building
  • Techniques used to maintain a building including the ability to interpret and work from instructions, drawings and specifications appropriate to your trade without direct supervision
  • Building management systems
  • Relevant Health and Safety legislation relating to maintenance activities, including manual handling

Communication and Working Together

  • Communicates ideas to stakeholders to resolve problems with a broad range of people at all levels. Ability to work successfully within a team, whilst upholding the values of equality, diversity and inclusion.
  • Responds to customer needs and meets their expectations.
  • Works inclusively and flexibly as part of a team to deliver high-quality services. 

Next Steps 

  • Application Form - If you would like to apply for this role, please submit an application providing evidence against criteria 1-5 in the Job Description. 

This Vacancy is closed to applications.