Maintenance Craftsperson (Electrical)

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

FOR UK RESIDENTS ONLY

Previous applicants need not apply

Are you an experienced Electrical Craftsperson, looking to develop your career working for the NHS? If so, Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust may have the perfect option for you.

Our Estates team is looking to recruit a highly motivated and flexible Electrical Craftsperson to join our Estates Team at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital. Duties will include carrying out preventative and reactive maintenance to a wide range of building services and equipment. The ability to take part in the on call rota and work overtime is an essential part of this role. Please note that due to participation in the on call rota it is necessary for you to live within a 15 miles radius of the site.

The maintenance team (electrical, mechanical and building trades) is responsible for the maintenance of the Trust's properties and equipment. The department is customer focused aiming to provide a high quality service at all times with teamwork, respect and integrity being core values.

Although we have a very strong learning and development function, you will need to have acquired some skills and experience from your career in order for your time with us to be a real success; we have highlighted three of them below:

  • Time served (or have equivalent experience) electrician
  • Have an appropriate qualification in a relevant electrical discipline
  • Thorough experience in the maintenance or service industries

Main duties of the job

To contribute to the provision of a comprehensive and responsive maintenance service to all of the Trust's properties

To diagnose and repair faults and to maintain, by application of craft skills, the building engineering services, plant and equipment.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Date posted

01 March 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£25,147 to £27,596 a year Recruitment & Retention Premia of £2,457.75 + On Call Allowance

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

418-EST9047-EH-G

Job locations

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

KeyResponsibilities

  1. Identify, diagnose and rectify faults, and carry out repairs and planned maintenance of a general nature of electrical services, plant and equipment including but not limited to steam raising plant, air conditioning/ventilation systems, heating systems, water and drainage systems, macerators, catering equipment, hydrotherapy pool, ward equipment.
  1. Carry out reactive and planned maintenance of a more complex nature in the buildings engineering services related to the core skill of the post holder.
  1. Complete all mandatory training as required.
  1. Carry out installations, commission and test new work associated with the core skill. Assist team members where other skills are involved.
  1. Liaise with clinical staff to arrange shutdowns and maintenance of equipment and plant.
  1. To work safely on Low Voltage (LV) and generated electrical systems in accordance with all statutory electrical regulations and health and safety legislation as appointed Competent Person (LV) for Trust properties.
  1. Carry out periodic checking, servicing and testing of plant and equipment, in accordance with planned maintenance programmes and schedules.
  1. The post will involve working at height, using access equipment, lifting and handling of heavy objects, and working in enclosed spaces such as roof voids and service ducts etc.
  1. Day to day supervision of Maintenance Assistants.
  1. Familiarise, train or instruct others as appropriate.
  1. Comply with H.S.E. procedures and regulations and the Trusts Health and Safety policy, procedures and working practices.
  1. Abide by all infection prevention and control procedures.
  1. Complete all relevant paperwork systems necessary in the running of the department.
  1. Undertake training, where necessary, to improve skills, learn new techniques or to ensure compliance with regulations or procedures.
  1. Participate in the on-call arrangements providing 24-hour cover to the hospital.
  1. To adhere to the Estates Department code of dress being very well presented, wearing the supplied uniform at all times.
  1. To work in accordance with all relevant Trust policies and procedures.
  1. Immediately notify the Maintenance Team Leader or other appropriate line manager of any unsafe practice or contravention of statutory regulations or Trust policy.

Job description

Job responsibilities

KeyResponsibilities

  1. Identify, diagnose and rectify faults, and carry out repairs and planned maintenance of a general nature of electrical services, plant and equipment including but not limited to steam raising plant, air conditioning/ventilation systems, heating systems, water and drainage systems, macerators, catering equipment, hydrotherapy pool, ward equipment.
  1. Carry out reactive and planned maintenance of a more complex nature in the buildings engineering services related to the core skill of the post holder.
  1. Complete all mandatory training as required.
  1. Carry out installations, commission and test new work associated with the core skill. Assist team members where other skills are involved.
  1. Liaise with clinical staff to arrange shutdowns and maintenance of equipment and plant.
  1. To work safely on Low Voltage (LV) and generated electrical systems in accordance with all statutory electrical regulations and health and safety legislation as appointed Competent Person (LV) for Trust properties.
  1. Carry out periodic checking, servicing and testing of plant and equipment, in accordance with planned maintenance programmes and schedules.
  1. The post will involve working at height, using access equipment, lifting and handling of heavy objects, and working in enclosed spaces such as roof voids and service ducts etc.
  1. Day to day supervision of Maintenance Assistants.
  1. Familiarise, train or instruct others as appropriate.
  1. Comply with H.S.E. procedures and regulations and the Trusts Health and Safety policy, procedures and working practices.
  1. Abide by all infection prevention and control procedures.
  1. Complete all relevant paperwork systems necessary in the running of the department.
  1. Undertake training, where necessary, to improve skills, learn new techniques or to ensure compliance with regulations or procedures.
  1. Participate in the on-call arrangements providing 24-hour cover to the hospital.
  1. To adhere to the Estates Department code of dress being very well presented, wearing the supplied uniform at all times.
  1. To work in accordance with all relevant Trust policies and procedures.
  1. Immediately notify the Maintenance Team Leader or other appropriate line manager of any unsafe practice or contravention of statutory regulations or Trust policy.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ level 3, C&G or equivalent in a relevant electrical discipline
  • Recognised electrical apprenticeship
  • 17th or 18th Edition Requirement for Electrical Installations

Desirable

  • IOSH Working Safely

Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Good awareness of health and safety legislation and experience of working to safe systems of work

Desirable

  • Knowledge of fire alarm systems and standby generators
  • In depth working knowledge of building services engineering

Experience

Essential

  • Proven experience in a service and/or maintenance role
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Experience of lone working

Desirable

  • Experience in the maintenance of healthcare building services and equipment
  • Experience of on call working
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NVQ level 3, C&G or equivalent in a relevant electrical discipline
  • Recognised electrical apprenticeship
  • 17th or 18th Edition Requirement for Electrical Installations

Desirable

  • IOSH Working Safely

Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Good awareness of health and safety legislation and experience of working to safe systems of work

Desirable

  • Knowledge of fire alarm systems and standby generators
  • In depth working knowledge of building services engineering

Experience

Essential

  • Proven experience in a service and/or maintenance role
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Experience of lone working

Desirable

  • Experience in the maintenance of healthcare building services and equipment
  • Experience of on call working

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ


Employer's website

https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/working-here/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ


Employer's website

https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/working-here/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Technical Services Manager

Nilesh Sida

nilesh.sida@bedsft.nhs.uk

01582497028

Date posted

01 March 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 4

Salary

£25,147 to £27,596 a year Recruitment & Retention Premia of £2,457.75 + On Call Allowance

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

418-EST9047-EH-G

Job locations

Luton & Dunstable University Hospital

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ


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