North Bristol NHS Trus
BCE, Cribbs Causeway
Competitive salary
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

Job Details

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The Wheelchair and Special Seating Repair Service, based at BCE, Cribbs Causeway, require an enthusiastic Technical Assistant to join our busy Service Repair and Stores team. You will be part of one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, supporting the Field Service Engineers in the Bristol, Gloucestershire and Bath area's as part of our specialist team undertaking repairs and maintenance to a wide range of mobility equipment.

You will undertake repairs and refurbishments to mechanical and electrical medical equipment such as wheelchairs, components and batteries, carrying out diagnostic testing of faulty control boxes in a variety of community settings (eg home addresses) as well as the workshop.

You will also play a key role in our determination to be environmentally responsible through recycling and green initiatives.

The post carries the potential to be linked to an apprenticeship, in order to carry on 'Lifetime Learning'

  • Will have the ability to work efficiently and methodically under pressure.
  • Be comfortable handling a busy and demanding work load and have a flexible work ethos.
  • Have a sound engineering background that includes electronics bias.
  • Be a good faultfinder, analytical and enjoy problem solving.
  • Have good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Have a 'can do' attitude and a desire to reach your clients expectations.
  • Able to identify the correct parts needed for a repair.
  • Will learn how disassemble equipment for recycling.
  • Cover duties of other team members as necessary.

  • Is for 37.5 hours per week.
  • Attracts Band 3 pay scale
  • Service vehicle during working hours
  • Ample free parking at operations site.
  • Full range of excellent NHS benefits.

  • As a competent technician you will make a real difference in the community and have the satisfaction of seeing your work provide quality to people's life
  • A unique role that will challenge you and motivate you, providing a work experience unlike any other.
  • You will Learn for the Future, ensuring a career pathway opens for you.
  • Stable job security.

If you have what it takes to be our next engineering champion, then we would like to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Stefan Sowka Job titleRepairs and Service manager Email address stefan.sowka@nbt.nhs.uk Telephone number 07720 353565

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The following is applicable for 'At Risk' employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above 'at-risk' pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the 'Information for Prospective Employees' attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

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