Estates - Mechanically Biased Multi-Skilled Technician

  • Department Operational Estates Management
  • Salary £28,407.00 – £34,581 per annum
  • Closing Date 31/07/2024
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford; you may however be required to work at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital or any other buildings the Trust has responsibility to maintain
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-MBM-063-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week (plus On-call Rota after sufficient training and must be able to respond to emergency calls within 45 minutes of leaving home and arriving at the hospital base)

Job overview

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are seeking a Mechanical Fitter/ Plumber/ Maintenance Engineer to join our busy Estates Department to perform multi-skilled tasks which can be complex and/ or non-routine.

This involves working on hot and cold-water systems, heating systems, control of water hygiene and fault finding on a wide range of engineering plant and equipment. 

The successful candidate will be required to join the On-call Rota after sufficient training and must be able to respond to emergency calls within 45 minutes of leaving home and arriving at the hospital base.

Working 37.5 hours per week and based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford; you may however be required to work at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital or any other buildings the Trust has responsibility to maintain.

Main duties of the job

  • The postholder will be capable of carrying out mechanical work covering a wide an diverse range of equipment and plant, will also work in accordance with the requirements of all Health Technical Memorandum (HTM’s) and guidance/regulation.
  • To act as Competent person (CP) for relevant disciplines i.e. Health Technical Memorandum (HTM’s) as designated.
  • To plan and manage day to day work and co-ordinate with Contractors and other staff members to arrange for work to be carried out.
  • To design, manufacture, assemble and install new work.
  • To carry out tasks effectively and efficiently to a high standard and instruct others on aspects of the trade.
  • To work with and assist others Trades.
  • The postholder will actively participate in the operation of engineering planned maintenance systems.
  • The postholder will join the On-Call system responding to out of hours emergency calls from the On-Call Engineer to take appropriate action to make safe or repair, communicating and advising those affected, i.e. staff, patients and visitors etc.
  • The postholder will be required to carry a Trust communication device as and when operational needs require, responding to urgent requests from their Line Manager during their working shift.
  • The postholder will respond to fire calls and assist as directed on site.

Working for your organisation

Become part of a large dynamic team, supporting various areas across all sites in maintaining and upgrading the Estates, to ensure that the overall condition is kept to a high standard in line with current regulations, duties in the department which include but not exhausted to Mechanical, Electrical and General Maintenance expertise.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust can offer you great career prospects and a fantastic lifestyle.  Situated in one of the most attractive parts of the country with dramatic countryside and bustling towns we have state of the art facilities, supportive friendly teams and excellent professional NHS job development opportunities.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

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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