National Museums Northern Ireland


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Job Title: Electrician

Grade: MT3

Salary Scale: £23,925 - £24,975

Department: Buildings and Estates

Location: Corporate Headquarters, Cultra

Responsible to: Head of Buildings and Estates

Duration: Full Time on call arrangement

Organisational background:

National Museums Northern Ireland is an ambitious organisation delivering award-winning museum services to more than 700,000 visitors annually. Our mission is to:
• Develop, manage and care for our collections to benefit current and future generations
• Make our collections accessible to the widest possible audiences
• Play a leading role in the economic and social wellbeing and future of this place
• Build an organisation where people feel valued

National Museums Northern Ireland was established by The National Museums & Galleries (NI) Order 1998, and comprises the Ulster Museum, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum and Ulster American Folk Park. The organisation receives its core funding from the Department for Communities (DfC), but generates income and sponsorship from a variety of other sources to meet its revenue and capital expenditure needs.

Overall purpose of job:

The postholder will form part of a dedicated Maintenance Team, responsible to the Head of Buildings and Estates and site management team for providing an efficient maintenance service to the buildings and services around the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum site. This will include working on the museum’s exhibit buildings, gallery displays and exhibitions. In addition, on occasions it will be necessary to perform duties at other National Museums Northern Ireland (NMNI) sites.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1 To carry out all statutory electrical inspection and testing throughout the museum site such as emergency lighting testing, PAT testing and fixed wire tests.

2 To carry out daily general and preventative maintenance throughout the museums estate.

3 To carry out or assist in other areas of associated maintenance, including minor plumbing and joinery work throughout the estate.

4 To assist in the preparation, planning and operation of a regular maintenance schedule in conjunction with the Head of Buildings and Estates and site management team.

5 To use the site maintenance database as a means of recording and carrying out minor repairs works.

6 To order and check electrical materials and other deliveries as required.

7 To be committed to good health and safety and access practice and ensure familiarity with NMNI health and safety policies, procedures and guidelines.

8 To carry out work at heights using suitable access equipment.

9 To undertake electrical and other training as required developing new techniques and safe systems of work.

10 To ensure high standards of management and security of vehicles, stores, equipment and materials, carrying out regular inspections and taking appropriate action where required.

11 To train and mentor selected staff, apprentices or volunteers in relation to electrical skills.

12 To meet and greet museum visitors at all times in a friendly and polite manner, and provide high standards of customer care.

13 To manage and work as part of an ‘on call’ rota providing emergency maintenance cover for evenings, weekends, public holidays and event days.

Leadership and Staff Development
14 To undertake appropriate training and personal development programmes.
15 Act as a role model to staff and colleagues within National Museums NI.

16 To establish and maintain effective methods of internal communication including the use of appropriate technology.
17 Develop a close and productive working relationship across sites and all National Museums NI Directorates.

18 To carry out other duties as required by the Museum, consistent with the grade and responsibilities of the post.

Essential Shortlisting Criteria

1. A minimum of 2 GCSE’s at Grade C or above in Maths and English (or equivalent)


2 years’ previous practical experience as a fully qualified electrician


3 years’ previous practical experience as a fully qualified electrician.

2. Hold a time served electrical qualification with a relevant body such as NVQ or IEE with verifiable certification

3. Hold the 17th Edition of IEE Regulations BS7671

4. Possess a recognised Health and Safety qualification such as CSR card holder or equivalent.

5. Possess a current valid driving license.

Desirable Shortlisting Criteria
Please note that in the event of a large number of applications, that the desirable criteria will be used as part of the shortlisting process.

1. Possess an additional recognised H&S qualification e.g. working at heights, erecting tower scaffold, etc.

2. Experience of working in a small multi-skilled and multi-disciplinary maintenance team.

3. Experience of managing apprenticeships and mentoring skills in an electrical environment.

Job Snapshot

Job Type
Permanent Full-Time
Trade Qualification
Public Sector, Security, Trades & General
Job Roles
Min Experience
2-3 yrs
Employer Type
Karen Allen
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Employer Details

National Museums Northern Ireland

153 Bangor Road,
Co. Down,
BT18 0EU

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