Non Clinical - Estates Carpenter/Building Technician

  • Department Support Services
  • Salary £25,655.00 – £31,534 per annum
  • Closing Date 22/10/2021
  • Location Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 5
  • Job ref 223-ESB-770
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

A fully skilled and experienced Carpenter/Building Technician, able to manage, plan and prioritise their own workload. Whilst the primary task is to undertake Carpentry and building works, the job holder is expected to have a flexible approach and be prepared to turn their hand to a number of maintenance tasks associated with other disciplines including basic Plumbing and Electrical work.

The Carpentry/Building Technician will be required to undertake duties in respect of the maintenance and repair of the building fabric, fixtures and fittings to all properties and equipment in use at the Trust premises.

To support and deputise for the Assistant Estates Operations Managers on a short-term basis when required e.g. for periods of annual leave and training.

Assist with the smooth running of the maintenance team and Department.

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.

Main duties of the job

The Carpenter/Building Technician will be capable of carrying out Carpentry/Building work covering a wide and diverse range of fixtures & fittings and this demands a comprehensive knowledge and high degree of skill to maintain, test, diagnose and rectify faults within the Hospital building services and

The post holder will maintain, repair and install equipment which includes doors (including Fire doors), floors, windows, roofs, glazing (wooden & metal), the making and erection of shelves, cupboards etc Repairs to desks, tables and chairs, using timber and laminated surface materials

To act as Competent person in the inspection and repair of Fire doors

Carry out minor Mechanical & Electrical works and make good areas after repair (including plastering and painting)

The Carpenter/Building Technician will actively participate in the operation of engineering Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM)


Working for our organisation

We have an exciting job opportunity in the Estates Department of the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust for a  Carpenter/Building Technician based at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital to meet the needs of the Trust.

The Carpenter/Building Technician will be part of the Estates On-Call system responding to out of hours emergency calls from the On-Call Estates Manager and taking appropriate action to make safe or repair, communicating and advising those affected, i.e. staff, patients and visitors.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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

Person specification


Essential criteria

Completed recognised apprenticeship
City & Guilds Trade certificate or equivalent NVQ


Essential criteria

Background of carpentry/joinery work in the building industry/maintenance work
Post apprenticeship experience

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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