Estates Technician (Band 5) - West Suffolk Hospital

Recruiter
West Suffolk NHS Found
Location
Bury St. Edmunds
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
18 Feb 2021
Closes
28 Feb 2021
Ref
179-269-20-F
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

At the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. With us, the opportunities are endless.

We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest care for more than a quarter of a million people. We aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time - whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk.

We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people's own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

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Key achievements
  • For the last two years the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) have rated us as the top hospital in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for meeting best practice criteria for patients treated for a hip fracture.
  • We're among the top 10 hospitals in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.
  • Our stroke services regularly achieve high ratings in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) scores.
  • We consistently achieve high early detection of cancer, and cancer survival rates in the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group area are the best in the east of England.


Estates Maintenance Technician - Band 5 (£24,907 to £30,615 pa) Plus LRRP (£4,000)

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a Maintenance Technician to join a busy and dedicated Estates workforce team serving a General Acute Hospital.

This post requires an experienced, analytical, organised and consciences person to undertake complex fault diagnosis on mechanical and electrical systems, general maintenance tasks, as well as being competent in Mechanical & Electrical installation works across the Trust.

Technicians are trained wider than their core skills reaching a level of flexibility and competence which enables them to achieve and apply their ability with minimum supervision.

You will be required to provide technical assistance for mechanical / electrical trade staff and contractors ensuring compliance with Trust safety standards and procedures.

It is essential that the successful candidate has undergone an approved mechanical and or electrical apprenticeship with City & Guilds in an Engineering Maintenance discipline to NVQ Level 3 as a minimum or preferably hold a technical qualification to BTEC, ONC/HNC level.

After suitable training the individual will be required to participate in the "emergency works" on-call rota for the hospital, therefore they must have the ability to travel and work outside of normal working hours including weekends, evenings and bank holidays.

The position requires you to work one weekend day, Sat or Sun, per month and you will receive one day off in lieu the following working week.

Recruitment and Retention Premia

A local recruitment and retention premia (LRRP) of £4,000 per annum currently applies to this post. The related LRRP agreement is regularly reviewed by the Trust and therefore may be subject to changes or removal in the future.

If you are a person who enjoys and thrives on a challenging but rewarding position serving the NHS then we would very much like to hear from you.

For further information regarding this post then please contact Mr Gary Stannard, Estates Operations Maintenance Manager on 01284 713974 or gary.stannard@wsh.nhs.uk

**In order to improve efficiency, all correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only , via NHS Jobs. Would you therefore please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis**

In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

CAR PARKING - This post does not entitle you to apply to park on the Hospital site. The Trust offer parking off site at the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, which is serviced by a regular shuttle bus to and from the Hospital. Details of the bus timetable can be found in the on-line starter pack.

If required to work on a weekend, the restriction does not apply. Parking is allowed on site Saturday and Sunday provided a day ticket (£2.10) is clearly displayed.

For posts that include "on call" duties successful candidates will need to complete an application form for access through the barriers from the car park office.

The successful candidate for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure at Enhanced level.

For Band 1 and Band 2 posts, the cost of the DBS Disclosure will be met by the Trust. However, any employees at Band 1 and Band 2 who leave the Trust within six months of commencing their post will have a £10 administration fee deducted from their final salary. For posts at Band 3 and above, the cost of the Disclosure will be met by the appointed employee and deducted in instalments from their salary over a period of three months. If the employee leaves the Trust within three months of commencing their post, any outstanding payments will be deducted from their final pay.

All applicants should click on the link entitled "How will my application be processed?" prior to submitting their application form.

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.

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We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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