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Mechanical Craftsperson (Band 4) - West Suffolk Hospital

Job Reference: 179-284-19-F

Employer:
West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Estates
Location:
Bury St. Edmunds
Salary:
£21,089 to £23,761 plus £2,500 RRP p.a

About West Suffolk Hospital & Community Services

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT) provides hospital and community health care services to the population of west Suffolk and is an associate teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge. We serve a predominantly rural geographical area of roughly 600 square miles with a population of around 280,000.

In addition to the main hospital, we employ staff in a number of community-based locations across Suffolk. Working collaboratively with community services enables us to assist with reducing pressure across the NHS system and provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

We work hard to make West Suffolk Hospital and our community services a great place to work. A high performing Trust, our most recent CQC results gave us an overall rating of ‘Outstanding’ – the highest possible rating. We are very proud to be one of a very few acute trusts in the country, and currently the only one in the east of England, to hold this accolade

We regularly receive positive feedback in NHS staff surveys in a range of key areas, consistently scoring in the top 20% of Trusts nationally against seven criteria:

  • recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive treatment

  • satisfaction with the quality of work and patient care they are able to deliver

  • agreeing their role makes a difference to patients

  • feeling recognised and valued by managers and the organisation

  • satisfaction with the level of responsibility and involvement they are given

  • satisfaction with resourcing and support feeling the organisation takes an interest in and action on health and wellbeing.

When applying for jobs, please ensure you read the advert carefully to identify whether the job you wish to apply for is based at the main hospital or at one of our community locations.

Come and join us and be part of, what we think, is the best hospital in the east of England.


Maintenance Mechanical Craftsperson – Band 4 (£21,089 – £23,761) Plus RRP (£2,500)

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a Maintenance Mechanical Craftsperson to join a busy and dedicated workforce team serving a General Acute Hospital.

This post requires a qualified, experienced, and consciences person capable of working to a high standard and must be able to work with minimum supervision.

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.

Knowledge of Steam raising plant would be desirable but not essential as training will be given.

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.

After suitable training the individual may be required to participate in the “emergency works” on-call rota for the hospital, therefore they must have the ability to travel and work outside of normal working hours including weekends, evenings and bank holidays.

You are required to work one weekend day per month on PPM / Reactive tasks and will receive one day in lieu the following working week.

Recruitment and Retention Premia

A recruitment and retention premia (RRP) of £2,500 per annum (pro rata for part time workers) currently applies to this post. The related RRP local agreement is, at present, being reviewed by the Trust on an annual basis and therefore may be subject to changes or removal in the future.

For further information regarding this post then please contact Mr Gary Stannard, Estates Operations Manager on 01284 713974 or gary.stannard@wsh.nhs.uk  or Adam Thomas, Estates Officer, Specialist Systems on 01284 713852 or adam.thomas@wsh.nhs.uk.

 

CAR PARKING - This post does not entitle you to apply to park on the Hospital site. The Trust offer parking off site at the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, which is serviced by a regular, free shuttle bus to and from the Hospital. Details of the bus timetable can be found in the on-line starter pack.

If required to work on a weekend, the restriction does not apply. Parking is allowed on site Saturday and Sunday at a cost of £2.10 per day.

To view the Job Description and Person Specification for this position, please click on the Job Description link (below). You should use the Additional Information section of your application to state how you meet the requirements of the Person Specification.

The successful candidate for this post will be required to apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Disclosure at Standard level.

For posts at Band 3 and above, the cost of the Disclosure will be met by the appointed employee and deducted in instalments from their salary over a period of three months. If the employee leaves the Trust within three months of commencing their post, any outstanding payments will be deducted from their final pay.

All applicants should click on the link entitled “How will my application be processed?” prior to submitting their application form.

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.

 




We will endeavour to notify you on the progress of your application. Please note that this could be via email or post; therefore you should ensure you regularly check your email account for new messages.

We are an equal opportunities employer, with a range of flexible working options.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS clearance (Disclosure and Barring Service - Police checks) will be required for relevant posts.

Final Salary Pension Scheme and Life Cover.

Key Worker Living Housing Initiative available to applicable staff groups.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces community.


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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants



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