Mason, Facility Management Office (Vacancy Reference: 18/64)

Open To:
All Interested Candidates / All Sources

Position Title:
Mason, Facility Management Office (FM)


Opening Date:
July 27, 2018

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Work Hours:
Full-time, 40 hours/week

£34,663 gross starting salary per annum, (consisting of: basic salary £30,059, London weighting £2,100 and bonus £2,504).

Performance Related Pay System
Pension Scheme
BUPA Membership
Employee Assistance Program
Season Ticket Loan
Generous Annual Leave & Sick Leave
Paid Public Holidays (U.K. & U.S.)


Up to Grade FP 08 (Final Grade and Salary to be confirmed by Washington based on applicant’s qualifications and prior work experience).


The Facility Management Office (FM) at the U.S. Embassy London is in search of a highly skilled Mason who specializes in building and repairing walls, floors, partitions, walkways, driveway pavers, steps, chimneys, draining channels, retaining walls, and other structures using bricks, precast masonry panels, concrete blocks, and other masonry materials.

Your duties will include:

  • making stone, cement, and plaster repairs and alterations as directed for all Embassy buildings and grounds, including the Chief of Mission Residence (CMR) and all other Government owned residential properties;
  • providing assistance and professional advice in planning for all necessary stone, cement, stonework sub and superficial floors, support structures and plaster work, to include repair and modification of stone and concrete walls, plastering walls, concrete pours, floor stones, etc., as independent projects or as part of other maintenance and repair work;
  • laying building materials such as stone, brick, concrete cinder block to construct or repair walls, partitions, walkways and stairs, firebrick linings in furnaces and chimneys;
  • reading and interpreting blueprints, specifications, drawings, and instructions to design, build, remodel, retrofit, maintain, and repair; and measuring distance from reference points and marking guidelines on working surfaces of various types of mission facilities and structures;
  • mixing mortar and spreads on working surfaces and smoothing/finishing surfaces of poured concrete floors, walls, and sidewalks to specified texture;
  • applying ceramic tiles to walls, floors, and ceilings, as well as, applying plaster to walls and ceilings;
  • repairing broken or loose plaster and other masonry surfaces;
  • performing other general maintenance duties as assigned, including metalwork, painting, plumbing and other minor repairs, assisting other trades technicians with their work, making equipment and supply deliveries, assisting with the preparation of new residences for occupancy and driving a Facility Maintenance truck.

The following qualifications are also required. It is very important that you address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in your application and resume/CV. This will help you in our short listing process.


Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

Must have City Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Craft Masonry or an equivalent academic qualification.

Experience working with masonry projects in an institutional or commercial building is required. Experience working with oral and written instructions and must be able to interpret blueprints, specifications and manuals. Understanding of mathematics including measurements, volume, mixing proportions and building code requirements is required.

Level IV spoken and written English required.

Must have a thorough knowledge of stone, cement and plaster properties. Should have a good working knowledge of general facilities maintenance and cleaning procedures, with knowledge of construction, maintenance, and safety procedures in work related areas. The incumbent is required to have advanced knowledge of related masonry activities, including commercial projects, construction work, building and repairing walls, floors, partitions, walkways, steps, chimneys, retaining walls, and other structures using bricks, precast masonry panels, concrete blocks, and other masonry materials.

Must be highly skilled in the proper use and selection of materials, tools, and equipment of the trade. Must be able to conform to established safety and health policy and procedures. Must be able to properly utilize appropriate personal protective equipment as required by the job activity. Must have the ability to perform moderate to rigorous physical tasks such as climbing and working from ladders and lifting and carrying heavy items weighing 25 kilograms. Ability to read and interpret technical documents, blueprints, maintenance plans, and technical literature is required.Must be able to erect scaffolding and ladders and work from them as needed. Knowledge of local and international building codes. Must be able to work and complete assignments in various adverse conditions, such as tight or enclosed spaces, heights, noise and temperature extremes, both indoors or outdoors. General computer literacy is required in Microsoft Word and Outlook, as well as in internet searches. Must have a strong technical understanding of major building construction projects. A current full (manual) UK/EU/EEA driver’s license is required.

Interested candidates for this vacancy MUST submit the following for consideration of their application:

  • The London DS0174 Application Form – This is our preferred form of application, as it aims to focus the candidate on the essential criteria of an advertised vacancy.


Please reference our instructions on how to complete the UAE/DS-0174 form.

You must ALSO include the following information in your application for employment:

  • Your current curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Evidence of your legal right to work in the U.K. such as a copy of your passport biographical page, work visa page and, or, birth certificate. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable. Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, original documentation in support of their legal right to work in the U.K.
  • Evidence of Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM) Preference (such as a copy of your sponsor’s orders), if applicable. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable.


Submitting your Application
As an environmentally aware employer, our preference is for you to submit your application by email to

Please ensure documents are in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat. JPEG, TIFF or SkyDrive files will not be accepted and your application will be determined invalid.  Similarly, if your application exceeds 5MB, your application will be determined invalid.

Alternatively, your application can be mailed to:

The Human Resources & Development (HRD) Office
Embassy of the United States of America
33 Nine Elms Lane
SW11 7US