- An appropriate professional (or trade) accreditation (e.g. Level 3 City & Guilds 2230 or equivalent apprenticeship, 18th Edition of IEE regulations).
- 2391 Test and Inspection or equivalent.
- A full driving licence.
- Fire Alarm Installation / Maintenance (desirable).
- Emergency lighting maintenance & remedial works (desirable).
- Practical knowledge and experience of electrical maintenance, including power supplies, lighting and alarm systems, motors, controls and portable appliances.
- Both single-phase and three-phase systems.
- Maintaining and updating professional knowledge and keeping abreast of current market trends.
- Door Access Systems (desirable).
- Suggesting and introducing energy efficiency and sustainability measures, methods, products and devices (desirable).
- Sustainability / Energy Management (desirable).
- Working on a large and varied estate (desirable).
- Working in a School or further education environment (desirable).
- Working as a multi-trade team on refurbishment projects (desirable).
- Fire alarm installation and maintenance (desirable).
- A self-motivated, solution-based team player able to work with minimum supervision.
- Proactive approach to problem solving.
- Good timekeeping.
- Team player.
- Able to prioritise and manage a varied workload.
- Available for call-out duties.
- An eye for detail and quality and a sympathetic approach to historic buildings.
- Physically fit and able to carry out all duties.
- Able to work as part of a team.
- Positive, flexible and can-do attitude.
- Excellent communication skills.
- Willingness to learn new skills.
- Ability to deal with students, staff and members of the public in a polite and helpful manner.
- Tact and discretion.
- Logical approach to problem solving.
Downham Market, sometimes simply referred to as Downham, is a market town and civil parish in Norfolk, England. It lies on the edge of the Fens, on the River Great Ouse, approximately 11 miles south of King's Lynn, 39 miles west of Norwich and 30 miles north of Cambridge.
The civil parish has an area of 5.2 km² and in the 2011 census had a population of 9,994 in 4,637 households.
Fire Station in 2006, now a heritage centre
It was an agricultural centre, developing as a market for the produce of the Fens with a bridge across the Ouse. During the Middle Ages, it was famed for its butter market and also hosted a notable horse fair. The market is now held Fridays and Saturdays.
Notable buildings in the town include its mediaeval parish church, dedicated to St Edmund, and the Victorian clock tower, constructed in 1878. The town is also known as the place where Charles I hid after the Battle of Naseby. In 2004 the town completed a regeneration project on the Market Place, moving the market to the town hall car park. The decorative town sign depicts the crown and arrows of St Edmund with horses to show the importance of the horse fairs in the town's history.
A heritage centre, Discover Downham, opened in a former fire station in 2016. The town is twinned with Civray, Vienne, France.