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Salary: £34,376 - £38,354 per annum

Location: Central London

Trade: Plumbing / Heating

Job closing date: 31 March 2023

Overview of the role.

A Plumber (specialised technician) is required by The High Commission of Canada, to work in their residential properties in London.

Salary: £34,376 p.a. – £38,354 per annum

Location: Canada House, Trafalgar Square

Contract Type: Indeterminate

37.5 hours per week, worked Monday to Friday, with extended hours on occasion including late evenings with little advance notice

Summary of position:

Under the supervision of the Residential Property Manager, the Plumber (Specialised Technician) will provide plumbing (and heating, if qualified) repairs and technical services in residential properties owned by the High Commission.  This includes planning and preparing preventive technical maintenance programs and providing guidance and training to occupants and colleagues.  Related activities include:

  • providing technical advice and recommendations to management on work to be done;
  • providing project progress reports and written technical assessments on scope, solutions and cost estimates for projects or specialised work;
  • ordering and recommending the purchase of specialized equipment and tools;
  • conducting research and analysis on various methodologies and technologies to resolve problems;
  • maintaining a network of contacts with local service providers, suppliers and contractors;
  • conducting inspections pre- and post-occupancy, including any outfitting that may be required;
  • overseeing and inspecting the work of contractors on occasion;
  • completing related administrative tasks; and
  • assisting the Property Services Assistant with basic general repairs, and the general preparation of owned residential properties pre-occupancy.

Essential Qualifications:

Candidates will be screened against the Essential Qualifications relating to education, experience and language.  Candidates must demonstrate in their cover letter and CV how they meet each of these essential qualifications.  Only candidates who meet all the Essential Requirements will proceed to the next stage of the process.


Applicants must speak, read and write English fluently.


Must have a City & Guilds Level 3 Qualification in Plumbing or NVQ Level 2 or equivalent.


Must have served a three-year apprenticeship or have specialised training in plumbing. Must have work experience in plumbing, defined as 3 years within the last 5 years.


Applicants must possess a valid driving license, applicable for Group A of the Driving License Group Reference.


  • Specialised knowledge of and abilities related to plumbing, including knowledge of legislations, codes and standards related to plumbing, including an ability to make reasoned and accurate assessments of problems and solve them;
  • Basic computer skills, i.e. ability to use Microsoft Outlook email software and the High Commission’s software with training;
  • Ability to prepare written technical assessments on scope, solutions, and cost estimates for projects or specialised maintenance/repair work;
  • Ability to prioritize work;
  • Client focus;
  • Initiative and good judgment;
  • Teamwork

Asset Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who meet the Asset Qualifications.  Where applicable, candidates must clearly demonstrate how they meet any asset qualifications in their cover letter and CV.

  • Gas Safe Certification & Sealed Hot Water Systems Certification;
  • Knowledge of and abilities related to heating systems, e.g. experience with working on new generation electronic, condensing, or low water volume boilers, unvented hot water systems, hot water central heating systems, heat pump installations, etc.;
  • Knowledge of and abilities related to one or more of the following areas: electricity, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) and/or auto/vehicle maintenance/repair;

To apply, go to the Commission’s website here; the closing date is 31st March 2023.

Alternatively you can use the contact form above, in which case please do so by 9am on 29th March.


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