Building Services Craftsman (Mechanical Bias)

Recruiter
Worcestershire Acute H
Location
Alexandra Hospital, Redditch
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
08 Apr 2021
Closes
17 Apr 2021
Ref
365-A-21-148541
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

We're a large organisation, providing acute services from the Alexandra Hospital (Redditch), Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital (Worcester) to a population of over 575,000 people in Worcestershire, as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and further afield. We also manage a Surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.

Our workforce is nearly 6,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

It's an exciting time to join the Trust. In partnership with staff, patients and partners, we are developing of our Clinical Services Strategy which will outline how our services will be organised effectively across our sites into the future. Our Clinical Services Strategy will build on the improvements already put in place in recent years, following the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire review which has seen improved outcomes in a number of areas, including maternity and children's services.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people.

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.

Building Services Craftsman (Mechanical Bias)

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and experienced Mechanical Craftsman, to join the Estates Team mainly at the Alexandra Hospital Redditch. With the necessary skills to maintain and carry out minor installation works & repairs to hospital mechanical equipment, plant and systems

Candidates will have completed a recognized trade apprenticeship and be appropriately qualified in a relevant building services discipline. They will have a proven track record of effective delivery of mechanical maintenance and repairs in an acute hospital setting or equivalent environment. The ideal candidate will be multi-skilled and will be able to tackle a number of disciplines including plumbing / pipe fitting, operational maintenance and repairs of heating systems - including steam boilers, repairs and maintenance of ventilation systems including AHUs, fan coils and air conditioning plant, maintenance and repairs to generators, general handyman work, building maintenance and repairs. The mechanical craftsman will also be expected to master basic electrical fault finding and repairs when adequately trained and Authorised to do so.

You will be a "can do" individual with energy, drive and enthusiasm who is comfortable working on own initiative as well as working as part of an energetic and influential team seeking to achieve Foundation Trust Status.

You may be required to participate in the Trust's on call system and attend the hospital out of hours when required to do so.

For an informal discussion please contact Simon Noon, Principal Engineer on 07808205846 or simon.noon@worcsacute.nhs.uk .

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Important information about your application

**** Please be aware that job adverts may close before the published closing date, if we have a high volume of applications, so we recommend getting your application in as quickly as possible. ****
  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
  • By accepting a position within our Trust you agree that the Occupational Health Department can access your occupational health records from your current or previous employer in order to check the status of your inoculations and screening tests. This is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to your taking up the position with us.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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