Maintenance Technician - Mechanical

Homerton University Ho
Competitive salary
14 Jun 2021
21 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of "Outstanding" from the Care Quality Commission (CQC). This includes an "Outstanding" rating for our Urgent and Emergency Services.

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. These specialist services include obstetrics, neonatology, foetal medicine, fertility, neuro-rehabilitation, bariatric surgery, and asthma and allergy services.

The trust is an active partner in bringing different services together across City and Hackney to provide integrated care closer to home.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to have been included on the HSJ and Nursing Times Best Places to Work list, and has recently achieved 'Excellence' status in the Healthy Workplace Charter, as awarded by the Greater London Authority.

The Role

We are recruiting for an enthusiastic Multi-skilled Estates Maintenance Technician with a strong Mechanical bias.

The post holder will work within the Trust's Engineering team to carry out; equipment maintenance, installation work, inspections, testing, repairs and commissioning on a wide range of plant, equipment and services by conducting planned and reactive maintenance. The post holder will be required to participate in the Trusts out of hours' on-call rota; all in accordance with the requirements and needs of the department's, Trust's and statutory procedures.

Applicants need to have had substantial post qualification experience and have served a recognised apprenticeship or as a minimum NVQ level 3 or Equivalent City & Guilds Qualification in a Mechanical Engineering qualification. The ability to fault find is essential.

Experience working within the health service is not essential, however; you must be able to demonstrate cross trade multi-skilling. The successful applicant must have a broad working knowledge of mechanical systems, the ability to work from drawings and specifications without supervision, be computer literate and be able to work under pressure to meet the needs of the service.

This role requires excellent communication skills as you will be liaising directly with clinical and non- clinical staff and service users. The post holder will have the skills to develop good working relationships in a multi-disciplinary team and have a positive attitude and strong commitment to delivering a professional estate service.

The service covers the acute hospital site and various sites within the community; the Trust has a pool of vehicles for this purpose. Applicants must hold a full Driving Licence and have a willingness and ability to drive Trust vehicles, for travel between sites.

There are a significant number of benefits available once you have joined the Trust, some of which are listed below:
  • A minimum of 27 days annual holiday allowance (not including bank holidays). Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years.
  • Generous Pension scheme
  • Interest free season ticket loan
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • A standby allowance when rostered to be on-call
  • Overtime payments for call outs to site
  • Potential for other overtime when demand exists

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Interview date: Week Commencing 5th July 2021

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Kevin Sullivan

Job title: Head of Operational Estates

Email address:

Telephone number:0208 510 5240

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Please ensure that you read the "Guidance Notes On Submitting An Application" under "Additional Documentation" before completing your application.

Please note: we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

The Trust welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.

Please note that secondment arrangements will be considered for any fixed term positions, with the agreement of the existing line manager.

We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.

The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area. More details on our range of benefits can be found on the Homerton website.

Homerton is smoke free.

Overseas candidates wishing to apply, who would require immigration sponsorship, can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the post on the UKBA website.

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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.

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