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Heating and Plumbing Operative

20 May 2021

UWC Atlantic

Heating and Plumbing Operative

 £21,166 — £24,799 

UWC Atlantic is at the heart of a powerful global movement and at the vanguard of progressive education worldwide.  We are proud to be a part of the UWC family of 18 schools and colleges worldwide – and for our courage to champion the values, ideas and aspirations in which we all believe.  We are driven by the UWC mission to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.  It drives everything we do.

We continue to embrace the spirit of those pioneers who not only created the College in Wales in 1962 and launched the UWC movement in 1967 but who also co-created the International Baccalaureate Diploma programme, in collaboration with the International School of Geneva (Ecolint) and UN International School in New York (UNIS).

Our multicultural student body, from over 90 countries every year, comprises young people from vastly differing political, religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.  They are selected to attend UWC Atlantic based on their demonstrated promise and potential, to make a difference in the fields of sustainability, social justice and peace.  These inspirational young people are the next generation of change makers, empowered to go on to careers and lives that create impact locally, nationally and globally.

We are seeking to appoint a qualified Heating and Plumbing Operative to join our M&E team which sits within the building maintenance department. 

The building maintenance department plays a critical role in ensuring the college remains fully operational all year round to facilitate student and commercial activities. The successful applicant will therefore need to have had prior experience of working in a fast-paced and pressurised environment and the ability to problem-solve. 

The college is a hub of activity with regular classes & events and so at times requires quick thinking and a solution-focused mindset to ensure the college remains operational at all times. 

Our site comprises a mixture of residential and commercial buildings so experience working with both commercial and residential boilers would be desirable. 

All our tradespeople are assigned jobs via a helpdesk portal and the applicant will be fully IT literate and able to update and manage jobs using their tablet.    

Excellent time management skills are essential for this role since all our tradespeople are given a certain amount of independence to manage their workload and ensure jobs are completed within their target date. 

The successful applicant will regularly interact with a range of different people including; students, teachers, support staff and members of the public. Good communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively on all levels is therefore essential to this role.

For all information and an application form please go to our website at:

Completed application forms should be emailed to:

Closing date for receipt of applications: Sunday 20 June 2021 at 12 midnight

The interview process will be held on: Wednesday 30 June 2021

Please note that we do not accept CV’s, and due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the selection process will be undertaken virtually.

UWC Atlantic is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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