Plumber

Recruiter
Livewell Southwest CIC
Location
Plymouth
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
29 Apr 2021
Closes
08 May 2021
Ref
832-2020-MC-213
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
Livewell Southwest is an award winning provider of NHS health and social care services in Plymouth and NHS community health services in South Hams and West Devon. Quality care is at the heart of our philosophy to help keep people safe, well and at home.

A leader in integrated care, we continue to innovate our services into multidisciplinary teams shaped around our localities. As a social enterprise, we offer excellent terms and conditions and future career development opportunities. Our locations offer an exciting work life balance, with Dartmoor and glorious beaches on the doorstep and Plymouth, Britain's Ocean City offering culture and excellent travel links.

37.5 hours per week - permanent.

'Agenda for Change' Band 4: £21,892 - £24,157 pa, plus Recruitment & Retention Premium and On-call allowance.

We are seeking a highly motivated and professional individual, to work full time over 5-days, Monday to Friday, 7.5 hours per day, to assist a multi-skilled team of tradesmen to undertake planned and reactive maintenance as well as alterations and improvement works within properties on the Livewell Southwest estate.

Working across our estate of over 45 buildings located across Plymouth and south west Devon, this role is primarily to undertake routine planned and reactive maintenance to the plumbed systems. You will be experienced in heating systems as well as hot and cold water systems, drainage, sanitary systems etc.. and will be flexible, applying your knowledge and experience to other healthcare related equipment as and when the need arises. The ideal person will be from a hospital background, with previous experience in the maintenance of hospital type equipment and systems. Applications from persons without such experience will be considered provided that all other conditions are met. The successful applicant will be given the appropriate training.

A minimum of a recognised trade apprenticeship in a plumbing or appropriate related field is required, together with the appropriate qualifications from an approved examining body.

You should have the ability to follow written maintenance instructions and to complete maintenance records in a legible manner and be familiar with a wide range of construction materials.

You must be able to work alone, or as part of a maintenance team, so as to provide an effective service to client groups. The ability to undertake repairs and maintenance, with minimum disruption within a healthcare environment is essential, as are good customer care skills and an understanding that the needs of patients, staff and visitors are our priority.

Good communication skills and a willingness to undertake training are required. You must be numerate and literate, with good written skills, and be willing to undertake further job training.

You must be able to work overtime at short notice, if required, and have the ability to travel across Plymouth.

Livewell Southwest values its staff and makes investment in their development a priority. Currently we offer the following development opportunities for staff:
  • A minimum of three days protected CPD for registered staff
  • Development pathways for unregistered staff from apprentice to bands 2, 3 and 4 and for registered staff in bands 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • Leadership programmes
  • Coaching and mentoring
  • Medicines Management, leg Ulcer Management and Assessment Training
  • Access and funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course and Scholarship Into Nurse Training
  • Robust Preceptorship
  • An induction programme tailored to your needs
  • Relocation package may be considered for the right candidate for certain roles

Rewards and benefits
  • Discounts available from retailers, UK hotels and main attractions - often up to 15% savings
  • NHS Pension Scheme and competitive Pension Scheme with Scottish Widows and/or Government Pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Lease car scheme (available after satisfactory completion of probation/conditions apply)
  • Cycle to work scheme (available after satisfactory completion of probation)
  • School holiday childcare subsidies
  • Multiple flexible working options

Livewell Southwest can allow existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme to continue their membership when they join the organisation.

All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.

Job share(s) considered.

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Please refer to LWSW's Terms & Conditions of Employment with regard to declaring a disability.

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Additional opportunites:

There are also a number of opportunities within health and care, across Devon, please click on the link entitled 'Proud to Care' more more information.

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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.

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