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Assistant Engineering Technician/Hospital Porter

Job Reference: J240-A-19-11603

Spire Healthcare Ltd
Spire Healthcare
Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Spire Healthcare is the second largest private hospital provider in the UK, with 39 hospitals and 13 clinics nationwide. The company is built on a heritage of almost 30 years’ experience running successful private hospitals and offers a full range of integrated surgical, medical and diagnostic services.Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital offers a comprehensive range of services and facilities in a comfortable and relaxed environment to patients in Kent. We are proud to treat patients to the highest standards of care, consistently delivering excellent patient satisfaction.


We are looking for an Assistant Engineering Technician/Hospital Porter to join our team.

Purpose of the Role

To work as part of the Engineering & Estates Team, providing a comprehensive and cost effective engineering service within the hospital ensuring compliance with all National Legislation and Spire Policy.  To be 'on-call' for out of hours maintenance emergencies on a rota basis.  To provide efficient cover for the Hospital Porter Service to staff and patients in all areas of the hospital. 


  • To assist in implementing a comprehensive, cost effective, planned and preventative maintenance programme for all building services, utilising the network Computerised Maintenance Management System.
  • To receive, review, prioritise and take action on maintenance requests, from all departments and maintain records of work undertaken on CMMS to provide an in-house day to day maintenance service.
  • To assist and undertake maintenance/testing of plant/equipment, ensuring compliance with current HTM recommendations/PPM schedules and manufacturers instruction keeping all necessary records.
  • To provide out of hours emergency on-call service on a rota basis.
  • To assist the Engineering Technician with external contractors providing specialist services and manage those contractors whilst on site in line with Spire Policy.
  • To work in accordance with Spire Policy, Health & Safety and COSHH legislation.
  • To feedback contractor performance issues to Engineering Technician.
  • To be flexible in working approach with a personal and co-operative attitude being maintained at all times, using initiative where required to resolve issues to enhance the quality of service provided.
  • To attend all mandatory training, both in-house and off site, on an annual basis, to include Health & Safety, Fire, Manual Handling, COSHH, E-Learning and the use of Personal Protective Equipment.
  • To keep adequate stock levels of gases as specified by the Engineer & Estates Manager and to change gas bottles as required by Senior Nursing staff. 
  • To assist/provide cover for the hospital portering service.

Person Profile

Qualifications, Training & Experience:


  • Experience of maintenance work, preferably with knowlege of building services
  • Clean Driving Licence 
  • Willingness to undertake specialist training in specific areas 
  • Computer literacy
  • Excellent frontline customer service skills
  • Ability to problem solve 
  • Empathy with vulnerable and sick patients


  • Moving & Handling/COSSH/Medical Gas Safety basic training
  • Experience of updating records to computer systems
  • Awareness of Health & Safety, Hygiene and Infection Control
  • Experience of handling chemicals

The successful candidate will have excellent customer care skills and take pride in delivering a quality service.  They will have good communication and organisational skills and be able to work without supervision.  

This is a full-time role, 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, plus on-call rota system




Applications must be received by: 31st August 2019

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

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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