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Electrician based in Portsmouth 37.5 hours

Electrician based in Portsmouth 
Salary (Grade 5):  £25,700 to £29,400 per annum (dependent upon experience)
37.5 hours per week, permanent

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is the UK’s newest national Museum. We are recruiting for an experienced Electrician within the expanding Historic Ships Conservation team based in Portsmouth. The successful candidate will be part of a friendly, multidisciplinary team of museum professionals, conservators and maritime industry specialists committed high quality professional work maintaining and conserving historic ships and museum galleries/buildings.

Key Opportunities.

The majority of your time will be based in the Portsmouth and Gosport area including ships and Buildings which include – HMS Victory, HMS Warrior and HMS M.33 and Museums. With travel to other ships posted at the Museum’s other locations in the UK, including Yeovilton, Hartlepool and Belfast.

Overseen by the Electrical supervisor, your work will ensure that the NMRN’s Historic Ships and buildings are able to operate effectively and safely. Using and updating the Facilities Management system (CAFM) to track and schedule routine maintenance tasks.
With these ships as public attractions, you will also engage with visitors about the important conservation work being undertaken. This role provides an excellent opportunity to those involved in interesting and challenging heritage work within historic ships.


Fully qualified and time served Electrician with Deeds of Apprenticeship.

You will be required to have previous proven experience in electrical maintenance, alarm systems, fire detection, emergency lighting, audio systems, Risk Assessments and Health & Safety.

A Marine Electrical background is preferable but other Electrical backgrounds will be considered for the right candidate. 

The role does require the applicant to be qualified to City & Guilds level 3 Certificate in Electronic/Electrical Engineering (2322). Equivalent Qualification’s or Experience will be considered.

Qualified to Inspection and testing certificate (2394/2395) is desirable but equivalent qualification will be considered

The applicant will possess working knowledge of IEE regulations and BS7671.

This post requires a standard DBS check as a requirement of working on the naval base, this can be obtained once in post.

We provide:

• The opportunity to be part of a friendly and diverse workplace within a unique heritage environment
• Group pension plan with Royal London (6% employer contributions, 2% employee contributions and death in service benefit)
• Free onsite parking
• 23 days annual leave, increasing to 25 days after 5 years’ service
• Flexible working
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Free admission to other museums and attractions within the reciprocal agreement
• Discounts at our shops and cafes
• Discounted tickets for family and friends

For further details, or an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Roy Smith on 07719525427, or email roy.smith@NMRN.org.uk

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified. Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at recruitment@NMRN.org.uk and are required by 6.00pm Sunday 6 December 2020. 

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic and our responsibility to ensure appropriate safety measures are in place, we will be conducting the interviews virtually using video facilities such as Zoom or Microsoft Teams on Monday 14 December 2020.  This role will require the successful candidate to work at our Portsmouth site as this is considered as essential work.  We would like to assure you that appropriate safety measures are in place and these are reviewed on a regular basis as the safety of our staff is of utmost importance to us.

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