Plumber (Vacancy Reference: 18/47)

Open To:
All Interested Candidates / All Sources

Position Title:
Plumber (three vacancies)


Opening Date:
July 25, 2018

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Work Hours:
Full-time, 40 hours/week

With Gas Safe certificate: £41,266 gross starting salary per annum, (consisting of: basic salary £36,154, London weighting £2,100 and bonus £3,012).

Without Gas Safe certificate: £38,365 gross starting salary per annum, (consisting of: basic salary £33,476, London weighting £2,100 and bonus £2,789).

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

Our Plumbers are skilled at turning their hand to anything, from performing skilled plumbing installations and preventative works to emergency work at the Embassy and London based diplomatic residences.

Your work will be varied. One day you may be fitting a bathroom or kitchen; the next, supporting your section, Facility Management, on a Presidential visit.

This is a physical and active job. Regular duties will include: fitting kitchens and bathrooms, installing domestic appliances; repairing existing plumbing runs and installation of all types of domestic appliances, including gas appliances and repairs to gas leaks; undertaking diagnostic root cause analysis and repair work on all domestic boilers and heating systems, boiler control systems; using mechanical aids in the clearance of large drainage blockages, repairs to slate, asphalt, lead, tile and felt roofs as well as guttering and drain pipes.

Do you thrive in a team environment but are also confident working on your own? In this position you’ll take ownership of the work you do and play a key role in the valued work Facility Management undertakes for the Embassy. We want someone who is positive, focused and hands on.

This position will need to evolve to meet the needs of our new and modern facility. As such, it’s very important that the future post holder is open to change, willing to train and quick to adapt.

Please note that if you don’t currently hold a Gas Safe Certification, we are happy to train you. You will be required to obtain the Gas Safe qualification within 12 months of your appointment if successful for the position.

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.

A City and Guilds Level 3 qualification in Plumbing or an NVQ Level 2 qualification in Plumbing is required. Gas Safe certification & Sealed Hot Water Systems Certification is required.

(Please note that if you do not currently hold a Gas Safe Certification, you will be required to successfully achieve the Gas Safe qualification within 12 months of your appointment if successful for the position).

Must have served a supervised three year apprenticeship, or specialised training in Plumbing.

Level 4 Fluent written and oral is required.

NLE: – Comprehensive working knowledge of all plumbing systems is required. External GO/LTL: – Thorough knowledge of the installation of all fitments and appliances that require water and gas services to ensure that installations and repairs are carried out in accordance with standards prescribed by local authorities and current codes of practice is required.

Must have the ability to evaluate a job, select materials, assess the impact the work has on others and apply a valid solution when necessary. The ability to identify problems or dangers and report such incidents or issues through the management structure. The ability to communicate in a timely way all aspects of the job with regard to queries that the management customer base may have. Ability to work as part of a team. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales. A flexible approach to working as part of an after-hours, emergency call out rota. A current full (manual) UK/EU/EEA driver’s license is required. Ability to safely and confidently operate a van (Class B) in and around central London is required. A willingness and aptitude to learn/train in new technologies for the New London Embassy (NLE) project 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