Portable Appliance Tester – PAT

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Portable Appliance Tester - PAT
DARLINGTON, County Durham
Contract / Temporary

Darlington 6338614596474

Posted: 15th September 2023 10:28
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  • Pay Rate:

    £11.18 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • DARLINGTON, County Durham,

    DL1 5QT

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Temporary Portable Appliance Tester - PAT

Reference no: Darlington 6338614596474

Pay rate: £11.18 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 3 months

City: DARLINGTON, County Durham

Enhanced DBS required for this role

Capable of independent travel to carry out the requirements of the role

A Portable Appliance Tester is required to maintain a testing regime for all Council portable appliances. Candidates must hold City & Guilds 2377 portable appliance testing.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maintain a testing regime for all Council portable appliances.
  • Enter all test results onto PAT guard data base and send regular update reports to relevant building managers.
  • Contact Service Managers to arrange advanced access to offices/premises.
  • Ensure all portable appliance testing equipment is properly maintained and calibrated.
  • Ensure that you work in line with all the Council’s policies and procedures and ensure that you are aware of your obligations under these.
  • Comply with health and safety policies, organisational statements and procedures, report any incidents / accidents/ hazards and take a pro-active approach to health and safety matters in order to protect yourself and others.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • City & Guilds 2377 portable appliance testing is essential for this role.
  • City & Guilds 2391 Testing & Inspection desirable.
  • City & Guilds 17/18th edition IEE RESS desirable.
  • A current trade CSCS safety card or prepared to work towards within 2 months.



  • One year’s experience of portable appliance testing desirable.
  • One year’s experience of testing and inspection desirable.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to carry out the physical requirements of the role.
  • The ability to communicate at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English.
  • Capable of independent travel to carry out the requirements of the post.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.

Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.

Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.



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Job Ref: Darlington 6338614596474
Portable Appliance Tester - PAT
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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