Council promotes new trades posts

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The Highland Council are excited to be able to offer new employment opportunities for qualified building trade staff in the Inverness and Lochaber area.

In a bid to increase efficiency and reduce the cost of carrying out repairs and maintenance to Council buildings, Highland Council is gearing up to undertake more repairs and maintenance in-house.

Chair of the Council’s Resources Committee, Cllr Alister Mackinnon said: “Our vision is to be an ambitious, sustainable and connected Highland. We have listened to feedback from our local communities and this project to expand our in-house building trades team stems from views gathered from stakeholders in our proactive engagement programme. The enhanced in-house trades’ team will provide employment opportunities, sustainability and importantly, achieve greater efficiencies in carrying out Council repairs and maintenance.”

The 9 external posts advertised today on the My Job Scotland website include 2 joiners, 2 electricians and 1 plumber for the Inverness area and a joiner, an electrician and 2 plumbers for Lochaber. There are also opportunities internal promotion to post of Team Leaders in Inverness and Lochaber.

The Council can offer a competitive salary and pension, generous holiday entitlement, career, training and development opportunities and  flexible working.

Cllr MacKinnon added: “These posts have opportunities for career progression and could be of particular interest to self-employed trades people who are looking to benefit from a regular income. We are also very open to a more flexible approach to part time hours which could make these posts also attractive to someone with a pension who may want a regular income top-up or someone with child care or carer responsibilities.”

If you are interested in working for Highland Council and being part of a team providing a first class service to council owned homes and properties in the area please visit My Job Scotland  to view further information, job descriptions and person specifications and then apply online. The closing date for posts is Monday 23 September.

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10 Sep 2019
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