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Lift Inspector

Salary: £32,301 - 35,607 per year
Location: Islington
Company: Islington Council
Hours: Full time
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Primary Job Functions

The Inspector – Lifts will be responsible for supporting the team and the group leader in statutory and professional accountabilities and service delivery. The Inspector – Lifts shall be committed to work to Islington Council’s core principles and key aims.

Key responsibilities

1. The key responsibility of the Lift Inspector will be to ensure all aspects of lift replacement and repair works carried out on site by partnering contractors meet the exacting requirements of the project technical brief/specification and drawings.

2. The Lift Inspector must maintain detailed diaries and site notes daily.

3. The Lift Inspector shall establish and maintain good channels of communication with client officers, contractors, residents, colleagues, and any other stakeholders.

4. Undertake adequate site inspection and monitoring on all projects assigned covering for colleagues from time to time, as appropriate.

5. Assist with the preparation of project reports for Committees, Area forums, Working Parties, Client Organisations, Tenant Associations, and external agencies. Provide effective liaison and attend such meetings as required to maintain adequate communication.

6. Provide the highest standard of on-site quality assurance and audit inspection. Provide relevant information and advice to ensure budget control and contract management are achieved on all projects and contracts, paying particular attention to: Health and Safety, Contractual Obligations, Contractor Performance, Client Satisfaction and Maintenance Implications.

7. Provide on-site inspection of engineering installations and equipment and, advise/report on related condition and appropriate remedial works where necessary in the prescribed format.

8. Assist the group leader in providing advice and guidance as appropriate concerning on-site engineering solutions, specifications, maintenance requirements, estimates, selection of materials and equipment and inspection regimes etc.

9. Ensure that work is in accordance with the relevant standards, statutory regulations.

10. Provide on-site survey information to assist in the preparation of scheme drawings, specifications, and contract documents.

11. Ensure effective briefing, direction and liaison is provided. Assist in examining schemes for feasibility, viability and for adherence to Islington Council standards, policies and practices.

12. Liaise as directed with consultants, statutory undertakings, and other relevant organisations.

13. Inspection and testing of completed projects, preparation of schedules of defects, checking of remedial works and completion of appropriate records/certificates for internal use.

14. Advise on the appraisal, selection, appointment and performance of contractors and sub-contractors.

15. Take responsibility for supervising contractors on small remedial works projects as directed by the Senior Lift Engineer. Ensure that services are provided in accordance with Islington Council’s commitment to “Best Value” and high-quality service provision to service users.

16. Ensure compliance with Health and Safety legislation, including CDM regulations, and Islington Council’s Health and Safety policies.

17. Use and assist others to use information technology systems to carry out duties in the most efficient and effective manner.

18. At all times to carry out responsibilities and duties within the framework of Islington Council’s Dignity for all Policy.

19. To perform any other reasonable, minor, and non-recurring duties, appropriate to the post as many be directed.

20. Recruitment to this post is subject to satisfactory disclosure through the Criminal Records Bureau.


Person specification

You should demonstrate on your application form how you meet the essential criteria. Please ensure that you address each of the criteria as this will be assessed to determine your suitability for the post.

Essential criteria


Essential criteria Criteria description Assessed by

1 NVQ level 3 in Building Services Engineering or equivalent with a minimum of 1 year’s subsequent experience.


A recognised apprenticeship or training programme with a minimum of 4 year’s subsequent broad experience of Building Services Engineering work. Application


Essential criteria Criteria description Assessed by

2 Must be able to demonstrate experience and knowledge of services engineering systems, planned maintenance, repair and refurbishment. Application/Interview/Test

3 Ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, with other members of staff within the office, other council departments, area offices, working parties, external clients, and agencies, Councilors and committees, tenants, contractors, and consultants. Application/Interview/Test

4 Ability to draft technical reports. Application/Interview/Test

5 Must be able investigate and recommend solutions to services engineering design and maintenance- related technical problems. Application/Interview/Test

6 Ability to plan and deliver small projects or maintenance programmes within budgets and fees, to a programme and to monitor and control costs at all stages. Application/Interview


Essential criteria Criteria description Assessed by

7 Ability to contribute to budget preparations, to monitor and control costs and to ensure that services are provided in a cost effective and competitive manner in accordance with quality plans and within a framework of Best Value. Application/Interview

8 Ability to assist with staff recruitment, training, development, welfare, and safety of staff within the service. Application/Interview

9 Ability to supervise work in progress. Application/Interview

10 Ability to Liaise with other members of the design and/or maintenance team. Application/Interview

11 Knowledge of services engineering design and specification, project management and planned maintenance programmes. Application/Interview/Test

12 Ability to provide on-site inspection of engineering installations and equipment. Application/Interviewt

13 Knowledge of services engineering Statutory Regulations, Codes of Practice, and British Standards. Application/Interview/Test

14 Knowledge of engineering forms of contracts. Application/Interview/Test

15 Ability to attend evening meetings. Application/Interview

16 Ability to operate within agreed fee levels and time allocations. Application/Interview

17 Ability to advise on the appraisal, selection, appointment and monitoring of contractors and sub-contractors. Application/Interview

18 Ability to undertake supervisory responsibilities within the context of the Dignity for All Policy Application/Interview

19 Ability to deliver services to the public within the DFAP framework. Application/Interview

Special requirements of the post

Essential criteria Criteria description Assessed by

20 This role will require you to obtain an Enhanced satisfactory clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service


This role is offering £32301 - £35949 per annum.

Islington is a vibrant, thriving area with a diverse community and is a great place to live and work.

At Islington Council, we strive to be an organisation where employees feel valued, inspired and empowered to help us provide the best possible services for our residents.

If you come and work with us, we’ll ask that you commit to our vision of working towards a fairer Islington for all our residents, and that you work diligently and efficiently to help us achieve it.

In return we’ll offer fair pay, good working conditions, development opportunities and some great employee benefits.

We were among the first employers to be awarded the Mayor of London’s Good Work Standard – a new benchmark for high employment standards. We are also an accredited London Living Wage employer.

There are a range of benefits available to staff including:

Up to 30 days leave per year A range of flexible working arrangements Excellent pension scheme Competitive pay – and a commitment to paying all staff and apprentices the London Living Wage Learning and development opportunities to maximise your potential Annual season ticket loan Cycle to Work Scheme and discounted gym memberships Payroll giving Personal Computer Incentive Scheme Local discounts from restaurants, shops, health and beauty therapists, and more!

Staff support networks

Islington Council has an ongoing commitment to make Islington a fairer place to work and live. Staff forums exist to promote this and encourage networking between staff to ensure their voices are heard.

There are five forums:

BME Staff Forum Carers Staff Forum Disabled Staff Forum LGBT Staff Forum Women’s Staff Forum

Employees can also join a recognised trade union.

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