Estates - General Porter

  • Department Portering Department (RSH)
  • Salary £22,383.00 – £22,383 per annum
  • Closing Date 17/07/2024
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-GPT-471
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5

This is an exciting opportunity for a positive and hardworking individual to join our Portering Team.

We provide a wide range of duties created by the demands of The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust.  These duties include the movement of patients throughout the Trust, collection and delivery of mail, transport of blood products, movement of office furniture, the movement of waste and a host of duties that provide a high standard of care to our patients.

  • To carry out duties relating to specialist departments, including outside agencies such as Shropdoc.
  • To assist the Chargehand Porters with the training and induction of new staff for an initial period until they feel confident to carry out the duties on their own.
  • To collect and deliver hostess trolleys and crockery trolleys between the wards and the Catering Department.
  •  To collect dirty linen and general refuse from all wards and departments disposal cupboards and the accommodation block and dispose of in the compactor located in the loading bay area. Dirty linen to be loaded into linen cages and placed on the loading bay awaiting collection.
  • To circulate mail and clerical data to all wards and departments within the hospital and collect and deliver mail off site.

The successful candidate will be expected to work on a rotational basis which will include 24 hour cover including, weekends, nights and bank holidays.

The successful candidate should have a basic knowledge of using a mobile device as iPods are an integral part of the Portering role.

The post holder will ensure that the Portering service is of the highest quality and efficiency and will work within Trust Values.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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