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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/03/2019.

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Maintenance Assistant

Job Reference: 798-8723

Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
Facilities Department
£17,460 to £18,702 pa

Please note that applications are welcomed from all suitably qualified/experienced individuals. However prior consideration will be given to applications from individuals who are ‘at risk’ and employed by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust. If an appointment is made from that at risk group, the post will be withdrawn.


Our Trust is a great place to work and we are keen to ensure that all our employees have the right values in order that we can provide the best service to our patients. These values are very important to us, and as a potential candidate you should be made aware that we test for these throughout the whole assessment/recruitment and selection process, and will only interview and recruit individuals who demonstrate these values through their application and behaviour.

Details of our Values can be found on our website link 'Working together for outstanding care - our vision'

The Maintenance Assistant will be required to assist Tradesmen in the inspection and upkeep of all Trust property, undertaking routine maintenance tasks and painting/decorating duties, cleaning of plant rooms, and site/ garden clearance.

You will assist other Tradesmen as required in a wide range of duties including installations, testing of systems and minor maintenance duties on the building fabric, engineering plant and equipment.

Qualified to carry out the testing of anti-ligature equipment, erection of scaffold towers, and ladder inspection (training will be provided if required to a suitable candidate).

Carry out weekly testing of fire alarms and any other statutory work emergency light testing, and ACOPs L8 temperature testing of water outlets and any other work identified by the Maintenance Coordinator.

To undertake relevant duties required by Line Manager.

Must able to work alone or as part of a team as directed, and be flexible as required by the needs of the Trust. Computer literate as work will be issued on CAFM software via an I-Pad or similar portable device for mobile working.

The ideal candidate must be able to work on their own initiative, to organise own workload, drive through requests to a satisfactory conclusion and recognise the need to maintain the site’s operation and maintenance within budgetary constraints.

If having received the information pack you require further information, please contact Phil Comens, Technical Estates Manager on 01386 502537.


PLEASE NOTE: All new appointments are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

If the same or similar vacancy arises within the recruitment period of this post or up to 3 months afterwards, the Trust may chose not to re advertise, but to select a suitable candidate from this interview pool. The new post may differ in terms of the base, hours available (full or part time) or contract type (permanent or fixed term) and therefore you are encouraged to apply for advertised posts but specify on your application form your preferences.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable.

Applicants must have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English in both verbal and written formats.

**If the position being applied for requires a DBS check to be undertaken on you, it will be a condition of your employment that you have subscribed and continue to subscribe to the DBS Update Service. New employees to the Trust are required to pay the fee for the initial DBS check (this will be deducted from their first months’ salary) and the annual subscription (£13) to the DBS Update Service. Internal applicants are required to pay the annual subscription fee only (£13). Further information on the update service can be found on our website link ‘DBS Update Service.’

The Trust offers a preceptorship year for newly qualified nurses and AHP's and attendance at preceptorship programmes is a condition of employment.

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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