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  • Ref no: MID03149
  • Published: 1/11/19
  • Closes: 17/11/19
  • Location: Fushiebridge Depot, EH23 4QL
  • Salary: £26,411.00 - £28,834.00 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 39 hours per week

Job Vacancy


“Looking to gain further your career progression and get paid!

Midlothian Council are looking for a qualified Approved Electrician to join our dynamic street lighting team. You will be tasked with a diverse workload to include the installation, maintenance and fault finding of all street lighting apparatus, xmas lighting, sports pitches, cctv and traffic signals, opportunity to gain office work experience . where as a full time employee with 3 hours contractual overtime (a total of  39 hours a week) you will start on a salary of £28,612.38 rising to £31,236.83 pa. .  You will be required to cover a contractual standby rota of 1 in 4, weeks, bringing your contractual earnings up to  £36,000 p.a. with the prospect of additional overtime earnings, if called out, on top.  

In addition to your current qualifications there will be an opportunity for Personal Development/Career Development obtaining further educational qualifications. You will be supported to obtain Scottish Power ERG 39 Certificate + IPAF.

A generous sick pay scheme and a public sector pension based on career average earnings that attracts a 20.2%  contribution from Midlothian Council, with  29 days holiday plus 4 Public Holidays per year.

More information can found on MC Employment Info in the attachment below for an overview of what Midlothian Council can offer.

Qualifications –


SVQ level 3 in Electrical Installation course and complete the SECTT(Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust) FICA (Final Integrated Competence Assessment) and ACA (Advanced Competence Assessment)assessments or equivalent qualification eg City & Guilds Electrical Engineering

SELECT qualification in the current addition for Electrical Installations to BS 7671

Where the operative is required to use specific plant and equipment the post of electrician requires to be trained and certified in the following equipment to allow assessment and inspection prior to the use; of ladders and steps; electric raggler, abrasive wheels, core cutters, LOLER/ cherry pickers

To be fully competent in the role the Jobholder will be required to complete the following training: Fire Awareness; Basic Safe Lifting and Handling Techniques; Asbestos  Awareness; Health and Safety for Work Equipment; Working at height/using a ladder awareness/training; General risk awareness (covering risk assessments and safe systems of work); Hand arm vibration awareness; PPE awareness; Basics of CDM; Health awareness (i.e. covering Carbon monoxide, dermatitis, respiratory disease, Noise and stress); Confined space training.

A clean driving licence.


The right candidate will be supported to obtain the below qualifications

C1 Licence

Construction Skills Certification Scheme.

IOSH Working Safely or equivalent

The jobholder should have previous experience in the electrical trade in a maintenance environment.”

CLOSING DATE - Sunday 17th November 2019


Job Advert

Position Title: Approved Electrician – Street Lighting              

Position Number: RD12     

Directorate: Resources                              

Location: Fushie Bridge Depot                                         

Contract Status: Permanent         

Hours of Work: 39   

Working Pattern: 07:30 to 16:00 Mon to Thursday, 07:30 to 15:00 Friday        

Weeks per year: 52

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 39 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £ 28,612.38 per annum rising to £31,237.56. Plus on call payments + call out payments

Additional Information

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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