- 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.
The Metropolitan Borough of Walsall is a metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England. It is named after its largest settlement, Walsall, but covers a larger area which also includes Aldridge, Bloxwich, Brownhills, Darlaston, Pelsall and Willenhall. It also serves as the post town for nearby Cannock Chase District and Lichfield District respectively.
The borough had an estimated population of 254,500 in 2007.
The current boundaries were set as part of the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972, with a change to the north of the borough in 1994. It is bounded on the west by the City of Wolverhampton, the south by the Metropolitan Borough of Sandwell, to the south east by the City of Birmingham, and by the Staffordshire districts of Lichfield, Cannock Chase and South Staffordshire to the east, north and northwest respectively. Most of the borough is highly industrialised and densely populated, but areas around the north and east of the borough are open space.
In 1986 the borough became an effective unitary authority when the West Midlands County Council was abolished. However it remains part of the West Midlands for ceremonial purposes, and for functions such as policing, fire and public transport.