Estates - Mechanically Biased Multiskilled Technician

  • Department Operational Estates Management (RSH)
  • Salary £28,407.00 – £34,581 per annum
  • Closing Date 06/10/2023
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-MBT-173
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week (plus on call)

Job overview

Due to internal promotion, 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 exciting opportunity 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 (low pressure hot water systems, steam raising plant and associated equipment responding to Wards and Departmental needs during the day).

You will be qualified and have a recognised and registered apprenticeship with City & Guilds or equivalent.

The Trust will also consider applicants that may want to utilise this as a development opportunity under Annex 21 of Agenda for Change (with the appropriate adjustment of duties).

Working 37.5 hours per week and based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.


Main duties of the job

A fully skilled and experienced maintenance craftsperson, able to work as directed with the minimum of supervision. Whilst the primary task is to undertake mechanical engineering works, the job holder is expected to have a flexible approach and be prepared to turn their hand to a number of building maintenance demands on other disciplines.

The post holder will be part of the wider Estates multi-disciplined team, and should therefore be able to work as part of the team, but also possess the ability to work alone and be an active member of the Estates on-call team.

Due to the On-Call requirement of the post, you must be able to respond to emergency calls within 45 minutes of leaving home and arriving at the base hospital.


Working for your organisation

The Trust has a vision for the future that puts the patient at the heart of everything we do and is guided by the principles and values about which we care deeply.

Become part of 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 which include but not exhausted to Mechanical, Electrical and General Maintenance expertise.


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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