Specialist Craftsperson - Mechanical (Days & Shifts)

Recruiter
The Newcastle upon Tyn
Location
317 01 Freeman Hospital
Salary
Competitive salary
Posted
20 Jul 2021
Closes
30 Jul 2021
Ref
317-2021-28-22-DR
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Permanent
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 15,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region's major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff's commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an "employer of choice" offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide "Healthcare at its best with people at our heart".

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.72 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally, nationally and internationally and has been twice rated 'Outstanding' by the CQC.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK's top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust currently has a number of fantastic opportunities for aspiring, customer focused, mechanical maintenance professionals to be based at the Freeman Hospital. Working within a small multi-disciplinary team, the chosen applicant will help maintain the building services infrastructures at one of the Top 10 Hospital Trusts in the U.K.

On offer is:
  • An attractive salary of up to £30,615 with enhancements available for shift working.
  • Inclusion in one of the most generous pension schemes in the country with employer contributions of 9.3%.
  • Clear career progression routes.
  • Regular professional training with access to development training.
  • A regular, consistent, working pattern.

Candidates must have completed a recognised mechanical engineering apprenticeship, be self-motivated with a desire to develop new skills and flexible to meet the demands of a large acute hospital.

Specialist training and support will be provided where necessary with the the chosen candidates required to develop into a skilled maintenance technician who may be required to:
  • Maintain, test and repair some/all of the numerous decontamination equipment on site,
  • Verify and maintain prescribed high standards linked to operating theatre ventilation systems,
  • Undertake mechanical maintenance tasks as part of a robust Legionella management programme
  • Inspect, maintain and support the various piped medical gas systems on site

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for all essential and desirable criteria required.

Full time 37 hours 30 minutes/week

For further details / informal visits contact:

Will Marsh, Specialist Engineering Manager - Mechanical

Email address william.marsh2@nhs.net

Telephone number 0191 2826819

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