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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 the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Here at theWest Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT), we’re all about quality. Our vision is simply to deliver the best quality and safest care to our community.

The commitment, care and compassion our staff hold is reflected in our Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection results. We’re one of a handful of trusts across the country to have been rated as ‘outstanding’ – and we are exceptionally proud to hold this accolade.

Serving a rural population of around 280,000, we aim to provide the right care, in the right place, at the right time – whether in the hospital or community settings across west Suffolk. We deliver high-quality services in a variety of settings including people’s own homes, care homes, day centres, schools, GP surgeries and health centres, as well as the Newmarket Community Hospital inpatient unit and clinics, and our main site, the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

And we do everything we can to make our Trust a great place to work – we truly care about you and your wellbeing.

Feedback from our colleagues that already work here tells us we’re generally getting it right; using our results from the latest NHS Staff Survey (2018), the prestigious Health Service Journal scored us as having the best staff engagement score in the East of England, and the fourth best in the country. They’ve also branded us as “the best small hospital in the country” – and we get consistently good feedback from our patients too, who recommend us as a place to receive care.

Join us – what will you #BeKnown for?


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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