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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2021.

MSC- Mechanical Fitter - NUTH

Job Reference: 297-QEF229-21

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust
£27,703 per annum


Please note should your application be successful, we will contact you via the email address you have provided on your application form.


All references from current and previous employers will be sought and MUST cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Where possible this should be from two seperate employers. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

PLEASE NOTE it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their DBS certificate if a check is required for the post. There are two methods of payment either directly through the online portal using a credit or debit card or through deduction from your monthly pay over a maximum of three months.

All new entrants to the NHS will be appointed on the minimum of the pay scale in line with Agenda For Change Terms & Conditions.

QE Facilities (QEF) is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust (GHNT), based in the North East of England.

We provide a range of non- clinical services to GHNT and other NHS organisations. Our services include: estates, facilities services, procurement, medical engineering and devices, endoscopy decontamination and sterile services, transport, out-patient pharmacy, and prevention & management of violence & aggression training (PMVA).  In addition we provide consultancy services, advising clients on all aspects of establishing a subsidiary company within an NHS body to the provision of VAT compliance advice.

Location: Field based

Remuneration:   Grade C  -  £27,703 per annum basic pay + on call + expenses + lease car scheme



An opportunity has arisen for a Mechanical Craftsperson to join the estates / maintenance team at QE Facilities Limited.


QE Facilities is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.


This post is field based mainly within the Newcastle/Gateshead area, however you may be required to carry out work at any other site maintained by QE Facilities.


The successful candidates will be required to carry out Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) and breakdown maintenance to all aspects of electrical/mechanical plant, distribution and equipment including work of a technical and/or non-routine nature.


Testing, installation and fault finding on a wide range of mechanical engineering plant and equipment, including but not restricted to: steam raising plant, specialised ventilation plant, low pressure hot water systems, domestic hot water systems.


In addition to undertaking maintenance and emergency repairs, the post holder will be required to carry out installation and improvement work across all properties maintained by QE Facilities and undertake essential repair work and general maintenance activities at the request of the engineering supervisor. 


All work must be carried out in compliance within QE Facilities safety standards and national legislation. The post holder must be fully aware of their Health & Safety responsibilities relating to their work and possess sufficient technical knowledge to avoid any danger to themselves, colleagues, hospital staff, patients and members of the public.


Must be able to work and act on his/her own initiative with minimum supervision and possess the ability to work and communicate effectively in a pleasant manner with all other members of staff across the QE Facilities remit.


The post holder will be required to partake in an on call rota to maintain 24/7 cover for the contracted sites. It is envisaged this will be on a 1:4 rota (subject to change)


This post is subject to DBS (Police Bureau) standard disclosure


Informal enquiries are welcomed by Jim Sloan, Tel: 0191 4452469

Applicants who have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date are to assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who may require sponsorship through the UK Border Agency to work in the UK. However, those candidates must be aware that appointment to the post may not be considered if a suitably qualified experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available and/or the post does not attract sufficient points. During the interview process, all candidates will be requested to provide appropriate original documentation to ensure their legal right to work in the UK may be verified.

Candidates who require sponsorship are strongly advised to visit the UK Border Agency website and familiarise themselves with what is required. There is a facility on this site to access the points based calculator and work through an example which should assist candidates in their understanding of the process.

Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust is a smoke free organisation in line with Smoke Free Gateshead

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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