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Maintenance Assistant

Job Reference: 425-A-19-25759

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
South Yorkshire
£17,787 - £20,448 per annum

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is one of only four dedicated children’s hospital trusts in the UK providing integrated, highly specialist healthcare for children and young people in Sheffield, South Yorkshire and beyond. We have some of the best medical and surgical services for children in the country and work with children and their families in the local community.

We provide a full range of services for local residents as well as specialist services for patients from further a field. Our specialist services receive referrals from the UK and internationally and we have developed pioneering services in trauma and orthopaedics, paediatric transport, genetics and many more. Demand for our services is growing and we are increasingly delivering healthcare to patients over a wider geographical area as our reputation for providing outstanding specialist care grows. The trust is committed to being a leader in the field of training and research in children’s healthcare and we continue to deliver a strong portfolio of research and product innovation. We employ approximately 3,000 staff and strive to recruit and retain the best doctors, nurses, allied health workers and other staff; the commitment of our employees is key to the trust’s success and reputation. Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is registered without conditions with the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the independent regulator of health and social care in England. Sheffield Children’s NHS foundation Trust Estates department provides an in-house facilities management service provision for the Trusts’ Estate. Providing comprehensive maintenance and repair service to the Sheffield Childrens Hospitals NHS foundation Trusts property portfolio, with the main site being situated on Western Bank Sheffield. An opportunity has arisen to appoint a new member of staff to the vacant post of Maintenance Assistant. For specific scope of this role please consult the job description and the person specification.

The successful candidate will be a suitably qualified and or experienced in building maintenance, and will be expected to provide day to day planned and reactive maintenance support within the established estates operational team, as well as undertaking minor project works. Ideally the candidate will be apprentice trained in a construction, engineering or maintenance trade or have equivalent practical experience. The role is demanding as we are seeking someone with suitable experience of a Healthcare estates environment who has the drive and commitment to assist in delivering the estates department agenda.

As a responsible member of a dedicated group you will be integral to the Estates department with main responsibilities for assisting in the delivery of maintenance, minor projects, and ensuring support to the dedicated clinical teams and support staff. You should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of compliance, risk assessments and health and safety. The post holder will report to the Charge hand (Buildings) and the Senior Estates Manager. The post is based at Sheffield Childrens Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Western Bank site in the Estates office.

If you require any further information please contact Mr Alan Heathcote (Senior Estates Manager) tel: 0114 2717090 or Mr Paul Cooper (Buildings Charge hand / supervisor) at the Sheffield Children’s hospital Estates dept. 0114 2717440

All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£49). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

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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