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-        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).

-        Ability to diagnose faults and report findings accurately.

-        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.

​The Metropolitan Borough of Solihull is a metropolitan borough of the West Midlands, in west-central England. It is named after its largest town, Solihull, from which Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is based. For Eurostat purposes it is a NUTS 3 region (code UKG32) and is one of seven boroughs or unitary districts that comprise the "West Midlands" NUTS 2 region. Much of the large residential population in the north of the borough centres on the communities of Castle Bromwich, Chelmsley Wood, Fordbridge, Kingshurst, Marston Green and Smith's Wood. In the south are the town of Solihull, its sub-town of Shirley and the large villages of Knowle, Dorridge, Meriden and Balsall Common.

Since 2011, Solihull has formed part of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership along with neighbouring authorities Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Redditch, Tamworth and Wyre Forest.

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