Plumber – Uppingham Careers


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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 depending on experience.
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 13 December 2023, 9:00 am


Plumber wanted at Uppingham School, join our team.

Are you a qualified and motivated Plumber ready for a new challenge? Uppingham School wants you! We’re on the lookout for a dynamic individual to take on a role that goes beyond the ordinary. If you’re passionate about reactive maintenance, excited to contribute to planned preventive maintenance (PPM), and eager to dive into small projects, this opportunity is for you.

At Uppingham School, we pride ourselves on providing a vibrant and supportive environment. As a Plumber, you’ll play a vital role in maintaining our diverse range of buildings, ensuring they meet the highest standards. Your work will directly impact the experiences of students, staff, and visitors.


You will be accountable for:

  • Providing high standards of customer service.
  • Undertaking all scheduled maintenance.
  • Completing statutory PPMs and follow the PPM planner.
  • Installing new pipework, services and fittings as required.
  • Repairing leaks as required.
  • Repairing guttering.
  • Assisting contractors as and when required.
  • Keeping up to date with new materials and methods of application.
  • Updating records as required on the School’s CAFM system.

We seek someone with more than just qualifications; we want passion and personality! If you have a City & Guilds Plumbing Qualification (preferred), previous plumbing experience and a valid UK Driving Licence, we want to hear from you. Your practical knowledge of heating and ventilation systems, water hygiene, and plumbing will be your secret weapon.


The post-holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom they are responsible, or with whom they come into contact, will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding (Child Protection) Policy at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the post the post-holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the School they must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) or to the Headmaster.

Plumber – Candidate Information Pack

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.