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Prefect Controls is a small but ‘prefectly’ formed business that designs and manufactures heating control systems, kitchen safety devices and lighting controls.

Founded in 1997, Prefect has carved a specialist niche in the market and in recent years has experienced substantial growth.

Based in Sudbury, Suffolk, we have a national reach serving customers that run multi-occupancy dwellings such as student accommodation and hotels.

Our business

Our focus is on monitoring and saving energy and our products are responsible for cutting energy costs by up to 40%.

We have a large product range comprising heating, lighting and safety devices that have been specifically designed for our market.

Our flagship brands are Irus, Ecostat, HobSafe and HobSensus.

Irus logo in purple
Irus building energy management controller PRE2000CU3

Irus is a centrally controlled system that minimises energy use in space and water heating. Managers can control individual rooms and water tanks, remotely, via our internet Portal. Environmental conditions are also monitored, and alerts are sent if unusual levels of Humidity, CO2, Light or Decibels are registered, or if water leaks are detected.

Ecostat2 logo in green and grey
PRE5203EC2 Intelligent thermostat with PIR and user variable adjustment

Ecostat provides the same room heating control as Irus, but is programmed locally using a dedicated infrared handset.

Hobsafe logo in red and grey
PRE9276 Hob run-back timer 30Amp

HobSafe is a timer that is connected to electric hobs and switches the unit off after a pre-determined time.

HobSensus has a 64-zone sensor that scans the cooking surface. If it detects dangerous temperature levels it will sound an alarm. If action is not taken the power to the hob will be cut. Likewise, if a hob is left on and the kitchen is unattended, HobSensus will turn it off after a pre-determined time.

The Prefect team

We are a quirky bunch of dedicated professionals’ intent on satisfying the unique requirements of each customer.

We have a ‘can do, hands on’ attitude across the board. Between us we bring technical, creative, resourceful, and methodical qualities to whichever roles we perform.

Our customers

We are predominantly a business-to-business organisation.

Our customers run multi-occupancy dwellings such as student accommodation, hotels, holiday parks and care homes.

Our brand

Cleverly simple.

A phrase that was coined in 1997, and still holds true today.

In everything we do, we endeavour to achieve maximum impact, effortlessly.


We maximise functionality, and make it intuitive.


We develop complex electronics, that are reliable and robust.


Individual customer requirements are understood, because of our experience.


Our products achieve results, and are cost-effective.


Technically advanced configurations are quickly and efficiently connected.


Our products are sophisticated, but are easy to use.

 Our current vacancy.

Technical Salesperson

We are looking for an enthusiastic, well-presented Technical Salesperson with experience in the electrical industry.

Electrical qualifications would be advantageous, but are not essential. However, technical knowledge of electrical systems and components is necessary.

The role will involve making contact with potential customers, e.g. providers of student accommodation; Universities; Mechanical and Electrical Engineers; Specifiers; and Architects;  discussing the issues they face regarding energy management, and explaining how our products can overcome their issues.

The working environment is flexible, either working out of Prefect’s offices, from a home office, or a combination of both depending on location. Regular visits to Sudbury, Suffolk will be expected.

Training and induction will be provided.

Renumeration is generous and commensurate with experience. There will be provision of a vehicle; therefore, a clean driving license is essential.

Please apply in writing to the address below; email Glen Golding, Managing Director, attaching your CV; or use the application form to submit your details.

Prefect Controls Ltd. Unit 2 Church Field Business Park, Church Field Road, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2YF

Closing date

Closing date for applications is Friday 29 July 2022. You will be notified by 8 August if we would like you to attend an interview.

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