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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2019.

Building Tradesperson

Job Reference: 387-TS-4094-LS

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Bristol Royal Infimary, Bristol
£24,590.69 - £27,262.69 I

There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have merged together to be come one organisation. Our newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

Are you a Level 3 NVQ Qualified Carpenter? Do you have experience of building maintenance and minor new works? Would you like to work in the healthcare environment? If so, we have an exciting new opportunity at UH Bristol.

We’re looking for a motivated individual to join our Estates Team as a Building Tradesperson on a permanent basis. This rare opportunity offers an individual the experience of working with a complex large healthcare estate and contributing to improving patient experience.

On a day to day basis, you typically will:-

-       Carry out minor and general carpentry installation work, door locks, fire seals, fire doors. etc 

-       Interpret and work from instructions, drawings and specifications appropriate to key trade, with minimal supervision

 -      Undertake routine maintenance (PPM) of building infrastructure

-       Liaise with customers and other key stakeholders with regards to building maintenance and minor new work schemes

The ideal candidate will:-                                                                  

-       Be a qualified carpentry craftsperson

-       Have an understanding of health and safety in the workplace

-       Be a team player and clear communicator

-       Have experience in fault finding in building infrastructure

In return, you will receive:-

-       A competitive starting salary of £24,590.69 - £27,262.69 per annum

-       Access to a raft of national and local discount schemes including shopping, holidays and insurance

-       An industry leading pension where your employer pays in 20.6% of your annual salary!

-       27+8 days annual leave per year, paid leave including absence.

If you’re interested and would like to find out more, please contact for more information

You will participate in an on call rota for out of hours cover and you will work rotating shifts i.e. 0700 – 1700 Hrs & 1100 – 2100 Hrs - 4 days a week


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


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