HMP & YOI Doncaster, Marshgate

Salary: £27,591

Permanent (Full-Time, 40 Hrs)


Here at HMP & YOI Doncaster in Marshgate, it takes a whole team of people to keep the facility safe, secure and in proper working order. As our new Plumber, you will report into the Facilities Manager and work alongside a team of multi-skilled engineers within the Facilities Services team, carrying out routine general plumbing and fitting work as well as preventative maintenance and repairs.


As our new Plumber, you will carry out fault finding and defect rectification to items of installed plant and equipment as may be defined and specified, as and when required. You will carry out investigations into the performance of the plant and equipment installed in the site and to produce related reports and recommendations. Your role will be key to supporting the function, especially in the challenging environment of a secure establishment so this position calls for leadership and setting visible standards of personal performance & accountability, and you will be expected to function with a degree of independence. Other key responsibilities will include:


  • Assisting in specifying and obtaining spare parts, and other items of equipment which may be required to ensure the continuous and efficient operation of the technical estate
  • Escorting contractors around the site as and when required in accordance with written procedures.
  • Assisting in multi-trade support of other members of the FM team.


Overall, this is a fantastic opportunity for someone who enjoys working in a supportive team and taking pride in what they do as we are a tight-knit unit within the Prison. 


What you will need to do the role:


We are looking for someone who holds a recognised Plumbing qualification (C&G, NVQ). As you will be assisting in multi-trade support within the team, we would also consider relevant certifications or licences that will allow you to aid in these areas. Although experience working in a security/custodial environment would be desirable, this is not essential.


A key part of this role is to be pro-active and this will be achieved by commitment to customer satisfaction and striving for continuous improvement in your working approach, including the ability to prioritise workload, using your own initiative and working in a logical and methodical manner to tight timescales. You will be confident in your ability to communicate effectively at all levels, both in writing and orally. It is important that you have a flexible and common-sense approach to work, as the role will include being a member of the facilities ‘Out of Hours’ call out roster, as and when required.


Why Serco:


Meaningful and vital work – The nature of our business means you will do interesting work that matters – delivering essential services that touch people’s lives


A world of opportunity – Our diverse UK-wide operations offer unrivalled opportunities to learn and develop. You’ll be able to broaden your experience and apply your skills in new ways.


Great people – We are a motivated team who will encourage you and help you to succeed. You’ll have the resources you need to do your job in a diverse and supportive environment.  


What we offer:


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Serco discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, cycle to work scheme and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A safe and supportive culture
  • The chance to make a positive difference to the prison and court systems
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion
  • Serco Benefits package


About Serco


At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.


By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks – SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and [email protected] (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 




Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


We’re a Disability Confident employer and are committed to equal opportunities. If you have any additional queries, requirements or you need more time to apply, then please contact our recruitment team

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