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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/01/2021.

Multi-skilled Maintenance Craftsperson/Plumber

Job Reference: 285-1211-CORP

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (formerly known as Black Country Partnership Foundation Trust)
Delta House, West Bromwich
£21,892 - £24,157 Session payment/ On call payment

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.

Across the whole of the region we provide:

  • Adult and older adult mental health services
  • Specialist learning disability services
  • Mental health services for children and young people
  • Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley

Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.

We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.

We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website:

For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.

BCHFT is looking to recruit an Maintenance Craftsperson (Plumber) who would like to work within the field of property maintenance in the NHS and join the in-house maintenance team. This is a key role reporting to the Maintenance Supervisors. The candidate will have a good knowledge of building plumbing systems.

The successful candidate must have a mechanical background with good all round mechanical skills in a domestic and industrial field.

You should be familiar with all types of mechanical work which covers aspects of low pressure hot water systems plus associated maintenance, pipe fitting, welding, fabrication, plumbing and HVAC Systems and must be able to demonstrate competence in these areas.

The Trust look after 7 inpatient hospitals and a number of smaller properties such as; PFI, LIFT, clinics, health Centre’s, offices etc. so the role requires travel to BCHFT sites throughout the Black Country. You will have access to a vehicle for work purposes and must possess a driving license.

Key Responsibilities of the post will include undertaking a range of repairs, planned maintenance and general engineering duties and associated works for the Trust. To maintain engineering services and equipment at a range of sites whilst at all times observing all relevant Health and Safety guidelines and Regulations.

The basic working week is 37.5 hours, Monday-Friday 08:00 to 16:00. You must however, have the ability and willingness to work flexible hours including overtime and call outs as workload demands, for which additional payment is made. The position is also eligible for the NHS pension scheme along with access to a wide range of staff benefits, and in addition to public bank holidays annual leave of 27 days on appointment rising to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years.

It is essential the successful candidate has undergone an approved mechanical apprenticeship with a City & Guilds in Mechanical Engineering Maintenance 1788, Level 2 or 3 and/or a City & Guilds Mechanical Engineering Services in Plumbing (Domestic) 6089 or equivalent. Attention to detail is a must, so we are looking for someone who will take pride in the highest standards of work. You must possess good literacy skills and the ability to work on your own and work as part of the maintenance team to achieve shared goals.

You will meet and deal with a variety of people including staff, service users and visitors and therefore must have excellent customer service skills and be able to communicate effectively with our customers.

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameCraig Coleman

Job titleHead of Estates


Telephone number07972 773130

** Please Note that Internal at Risk Employees will be given preference for this position**

We reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.

If you do not hear from the recruitment 4 weeks within the advertised closing date please assume that you have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. Please ensure that you check your emails on a regular basis for any recruitment updates regarding this vacancy.

Successful applicants for clinical posts up to and including Band 4 are expected to hold the national Care Certificate qualification and will be supported to attain this once in post.

The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible working and is a non-smoking organisation.

Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to a Standard Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.

Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us; this will depend on the nature of the position and the circumstances of your offences.

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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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