Approved Plumber (FIF08298)

Fife Council
£23,176 per year
07 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Working Pattern: Monday to Friday with every 3rd Friday off

Interview Date: Wednesday 27 September 2017

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for.  The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.”

To provide all aspects of Plumbing work including maintenance, installations and testing to our domestic and non-domestic properties. This will also include major project and new build work ensuring that all such works are carried out in a manner that positively contributes to a high quality, responsive and cost effective service which meets Service and customer expectations.

The typical range of installations and systems include:

For Plumbing: - hot and cold water supply and rain and soil water.

For Gas: - heating and cooking.

The range of buildings work is carried out on includes domestic housing, sheltered housing, care homes, offices, libraries, theatres and conference centres, sports complexes, leisure centres and swimming pools, community centres, schools, nurseries, fire stations, police stations and works depots. These range from single storey buildings to multi storey and from standard construction methods to more bespoke and more complex constructed buildings. 

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.51 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


Time-served craft person in required trade as recognised by industry board

Experience of installations, testing and maintenance of plumbing and gas systems to domestic and / or non-domestic properties

Modern Apprenticeship in Plumbing (including foundation modules), SVQ level 3 in MES Plumbing and ACS Gas elements) or the required number of modules of the SCOTVEC/JIB NC in Plumbing stage 1 and 2 or City & Guilds Craft Certificate in Plumbing or such other qualification(s) as laid down from time to time by (S)JIB / SNIPEF

Full Driving Licence

hyperlink to the SCQF Framework


To carry out plumbing /gas maintenance and repair work to components, appliances, installations, systems and infrastructure, eg cable / pipe work, including faults caused by damage or other cause, including responsive / emergency repair or renewal work.

To investigate, trace, and identify reasons for leaks, faults, interruptions and loss on continuity and integrity to components, appliances, installations, systems and infrastructure using testing and diagnostic tools and equipment as appropriate.

To decide on appropriate actions or response to findings from diagnostic and testing of faults i.e. carry out repair or maintenance required, isolate supply and make safe until repair is carried out, or isolate supply, make safe and condemn and submit report to supervisor / other as appropriate in accordance with defined procedures.

To carry out modifications and alterations to existing cable / pipe work installations, systems and infrastructure which increase or reduce the size of original circuits

To connect new cable/ pipe work to mains supply as appropriate ensuring the integrity and continuity of system on completion.

To fit new components, appliances to new cable/ pipe work, or remove existing components, appliances and make cable / pipe work installations and make safe / watertight as required.

To plan and run new or additional cable / pipe runs and circuits, in internal or external situations (including trenches), ensuring these are done in the most efficient and economical manner.

To test all works on completion for operation, effectiveness and supply continuity and integrity in accordance with appropriate industry regulations and good practice

To ensure that all works are carried out and completed in accordance with Industry Standards and Regulations, Health & Safety Regulations, etc.

To carry out periodic inspection and testing on existing electrical / plumbing / gas installations and infrastructure in line with regulations and good practice and complete associated documentation accurately.

To have flexibility and carry out any “bolt-on skills” work as is required to complete work as defined in Craft Remuneration package and considered as good practice

To carry out such works on housing, non-domestic or contracts or infrastructure as directed by line manager.

To measure out and set out new works from drawings, bills of quantities, written and verbal instructions

To carry out all preparatory, ancillary, finishing and complementary tasks associated with the job/task in hand which contribute to ensuring work is carried out to the expected standards.

To ensure that all such works are carried out in a manner that positively contributes to a high quality, responsive and cost effective service which meets Service and customer expectations, quality standards (eg Scottish Housing Quality Standards), KPI's and other Service specific or client determined performance indicators.

To maintain current and develop new competences and certification/registration required of the post eg skills, knowledge, accreditation, qualification/certification eg H&S certificates, specific trade accreditation.


The Individual

Should have the ability to carry out assigned work to standard and speed reasonably expected from a qualified craft  person in specified trade

Should have the ability to work on your own with minimum supervision

Should have the ability to prioritise work and meet deadlines and respond positively when under pressure

Should have the ability to interpret instructions from job tickets for material requirements

Should have a rational and methodical approach to problem solving

Should have Health & Safety awareness and understanding appropriate to role 

Should have the ability to use diagnostic and testing equipment appropriate to role

Should have  customer service awareness and focus

Should have the ability to work from ladder and scaffold systems, access platforms and mobile elevated work platforms

Should have the ability to carry out all assigned work to a high standard of workmanship, good practice and customer care

Should have the ability to demonstrate an understanding of Fife Councils policies and procedures

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

  • Take ownership
  • Focus on customers
  • Work together
  • Embrace technology & information
  • Deliver results


For Further Information Please Contact: Barry McMurdo on 03451 555 555 Ext: 492131 or Email:   

Please Click Here to be directed to the Recruitment Page of our Fifedirect site for information on Fife Council's Recruitment and Selection processes.

See also:
CC38 - Approved Plumber.docx
RR82 TandCs March 2015.doc