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Estates Maintenance Assistant - Higher Level (Semi Skilled)

Band 3

Main area
Estates & Facilities
Grade
Band 3
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
435-E008-23
Site
Burnley General Teaching Hospital
Town
Burnley
Salary
£21,730 - £23,177 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
10/02/2023 23:59

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

The post holder will work as an integral member of the Maintenance team. This will involve undertaking semi skilled duties and assisting in the maintenance and repair across the full range of electrical, mechanical equipment , site facilities and building fabric

This includes working effectively with the minimum of supervision and supporting all multi skilled craft persons and liaising with external contractors in providing an effective maintenance and, repair service which is responsive to the users needs.

The post holder will be employed on routine/non routine and fault finding maintenance duties.

The post holder should have previous facilities/building maintenance experience. 

The post holder must have the ability to work effectively using their own judgement to resolve situations/workplace problems and where necessary carry the emergency bleep/mobile communication.

Continued training will be applied to acquire craft duties, supporting craft and multi craft workers and work towards higher and wider abilities.

Main duties of the job

We require a maintenance worker (higher level) to work within the estates department.  The post holder will be required undertake a range of semi-skilled maintenance duties for electrical and mechanical building services within the hospital environment including plantrooms and clinical areas, completing planned preventative maintenance and defect documentation.  The post holder must also be able to work with minimum supervision and support all multi-trade craft persons.

You should be physically fit and active with the ability to work at heights and in confined spaces.  A full driving licence is essential.

 

Working for our organisation

The Estates maintenance team is based at Burnley General Teaching Hospital and we operate and maintain all ELHT hospital sites. At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care. We currently provide
high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 8,000 staff, many of whom
are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder is expected to work flexibly within their pay band and will be expected to carry out activities for which they are competent.
Alternatively they may carry out the additional duties if they are receiving support or training in order to obtain the recognised level of competence.
Any review of the Job Description will be undertaken in consultation with the job holder.

Person specification

Physical

Essential criteria
  • Capable of working in maintenance and on construction sites, heavy lifting, climbing scaffolds, ladders, working in confined spaces etc.

Attainments

Essential criteria
  • NVQ level 2 or other equivalent recognised foundation qualification in maintenance plus two years post experience.
  • Ability to carry out basic routine maintenance work following short induction training
  • Be willing and able to participate in an ongoing training development programme within NHS Maintenance services
  • Demonstrate a minimum of twelve months previous experience in a maintenance support role within an Engineering or Building field.
  • Be able to demonstrate an ability to manage priorities under pressure
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience working in a Healthcare environment.

Personal Skills

Essential criteria
  • Clear and accurate written and verbal communication skills. Able to listen effectively
  • Demonstrate ability to cover in the department and provide reasonable flexibility in terms of hours worked
  • Develop the ability to use own initiative and work under supervision.
  • Hold a current UK driving licence and other, relevant specialised driving vehicle license (fork lift truck, etc
Desirable criteria
  • A pleasant manner and an ability to relate to people at all levels within and beyond the Trust.
  • Actively seeks to develop their own knowledge, skills and ability

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Happy to Talk Flexible WorkingPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in PeopleCare quality commission - GoodDisability confident committedStep into health

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Andrew Crossley
Job title
Electrical Supervisor
Email address
Andrew.Crossley@elht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01282 804368