AHFA Electrician, Lomond

Argyll Community Housing Association

  • Contact: Recruitment Team
  • Reference: AHFA_ELECTRIC_LO_0418_1

This post covers the Lomond area.

Closing date for this post: 12 noon on Friday 20th April 2018. Please visit the ACHA website to download an application form, as CV's are not accepted.

Job Description

Job Purpose

To provide a high quality and cost effective repairs, maintenance and planned preventative maintenance service to the client, Argyll Community Housing Association, and its customers.

Carry out the full range of repairs, maintenance and planned improvement duties, with the main emphasis on electrical works at various domestic and commercial properties within Argyll Homes for All’s area of operation.

Carry out other multi-skilled duties as required by the needs of the business, including on occasions, working out with your normal area of operation.

Principal Duties

Using a working knowledge of electrical systems, undertake repair, maintenance, fault-finding, and diagnostics on existing domestic and commercial systems in line with the current Edition of Wiring Regulations as directed and programmed by the Company.

Carry out installation of new electrical systems, including lighting and heating, to customer standards and to maintain those systems while upholding safety guidelines and complying with current codes and regulations as directed and programmed by the Company.

Carry out electrical inspections, tests and audits of systems within Association properties as directed and programmed by the Company.

Carry out property condition inspections and report on any faults or defects to your line manager.

Carry out regular property and estate inspections and liaise with your line manager on any works required.

Control and monitor stock levels held within designated Company vehicles, including ordering materials and plant as required.

Accurately and timeously record and report on the outcome of works orders issued, including the continuous updating of schedule status and the completion of daily time sheets.

Conduct customer satisfaction surveys by leaving a customer satisfaction card for all works undertaken in tenanted properties.

Participate in an emergency repair and “out of hours” service as required and directed by the Company.

Complete all works in accordance with the Group contract and specifications, in compliance with relevant legislation, trade body and industry standards and best practice.

Health & Safety

Be responsible for the care and condition of all vehicles, plant, tools and equipment issued to or used by you, completing all pre-use or scheduled safety inspections as required.

Ensure that all the necessary documentation and / or verbal reports relating to unsafe equipment / vehicles are immediately communicated to your line manager, advising your line manager of any defects requiring repair. 

Ensure that unsafe equipment is stored and / or labelled in such a way as not to present a danger to anyone else.

Work to operational procedures, safe working practices and Health and Safety procedures and approved codes of practice, as appropriate.

Attend safety meetings, training, tool box talks and briefings as directed and programmed by the Company.

Be responsible for completing dynamic risk assessments when arriving at site, checking that the safety of yourself and/or others will not be compromised by the work you will be doing.

Ensure that all accidents, incidents, near miss events or potential hazards are reported to your line manager immediately using the Company reporting forms.

Ensure that work areas are kept in a safe condition whilst work is being carried out and that the area is left in a safe and secure state at the end of the day.

Other Duties

Carry out your responsibilities with due regard to the Group’s Equality and Diversity requirements.

Provide general support and assistance to the Operations Manager as and when required.

Participate in the Annual Appraisal and Competency Framework process and take responsibility for personal continuous improvement, including ensuring your trade qualifications and other relevant certificates / cards remain valid and in date.


Comply at all times with the Company’s code of conduct and professional standards by behaving in a professional manner at all times.

Respect and maintain confidentiality in relation to Company business and its customers at all times.

Ensure all statutory and Company regulations are followed in order to protect customers, employees and the business interests of the Company.

No job description can cover every issue which may arise within the post at various times and you may be requested to carry out other duties from time to time as required by the needs of the business.

The full job description can be downloaded from the ACHA website.

Person Specification

The successful candidate must hold a current City and Guilds or NVQ electrical qualification which meets the current IEE Wiring Regulations and a valid Electrotechnical Scheme Card (ECS). 

Please visit the website to download the full person specification. This will tell you the essential and desirable criteria required for this post. 

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