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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/07/2021.

Plumber (Maintenance Craftsperson)

Job Reference: 301-BK-21-112404

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Facilities and Estates
Longton Cottage Hospital
£21,892 - £24,57 plus on call allowance

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) is a high performing provider of integrated health and care, providing physical and mental health, learning disabilities and adult social care services. Employing 8,500 staff with a turnover of £490m, the majority of our services are delivered in Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, however our Inclusion services can be found across the country. Our inclusive organisation has received excellent 2020/21 staff opinion survey results and has recently been short-listed for two prestigious HSJ Awards.

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The Trust works in partnership with the NHS programme ‘Step into Health’, supporting ex-service personnel into a career in the NHS

MPFT are looking for a plumber who would like to work within the field of property maintenance in the NHS and join the in-house maintenance team. The candidate will have a good knowledge of building mechanical systems.

Duties cover a range of building mechanical work including planned and breakdown maintenance, servicing, testing, fault finding and repair of equipment and installation work.

The job is based in Longton but the role requires travel to MPFT and partner sites throughout North Staffordshire. You will have access to a vehicle for work purposes and must possess a driving license.

The basic working week is 37.5 with normal daily hours of 08:30 to 16:30. You must, however, have the ability and willingness to work flexible hours including overtime and call outs as workload demands.

The successful candidate will be eligible for the NHS pension scheme and will in addition to general public bank holidays have 27 days annual leave on appointment rising to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years.

You must possess a relevant formal plumbing/mechanical qualification and be conversant with plumbing/water regulations. 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 information please contact:

Jeff Spencer, Estates Manager on 0300 790 7000


Post also known as: Maintenance plumber, Reactive Maintenance fitter, Building Services Plumber, Maintenance Technician, Maintenance Engineer, Plant Maintenance Mechanical, Operational Fitter, Facilities Plumber, Mechanical Craftsperson, Engineering Craftsperson Mechanical, Mechanical Engineer and Commercial Plumber.

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MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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