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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/01/2020.

Estates Maintenance Worker (XN03)

Job Reference: 298-EST-362

Estates and Facilities
298 Building Maintenance - SJH
St James University Hospital
£18,813 to £20,795 pa

The Estates Department is looking to appoint a motivated individual to the Building Team they need to have construction maintenance experience. The post will be predominantly based at St James University Hospital, however the successful candidate will be asked to support colleagues at other sites within the Trust.


Candidate should ideally have experience gained in building/joinery or a similar environment. The successful candidate will be required to carry out duties that will include unsupervised maintenance and repair work of a minor technical nature.


The role is an integral part of the Estates operations team and as such the successful candidate will also be expected to support the building maintenance craftsmen in their duties, this includes working with the Building and Joinery technicians. Work will include day to day reactionary maintenance works and also routine planned maintenance activities. Applicants should therefore ideally have a good understanding of Building Maintenance and its application. However training is available for successful candidates.


The Trust expects high standards of maintenance to support the Estates function and improve the patient experience. Therefore the role requires hardworking, enthusiastic individual who will take pride in their duties. The ability to work as part of a team, or work alone as well as having the capability of demonstrating good communication skills and being well organised are also essential to this role. This is a physically demanding role.


Essential Qualification required;

Formal Qualifications (GCE/CSE/GCSE)

Knowledge of Health and Safety, Moving and Handling, COSHH


Desired Qualifications

City & Guilds certificate or NVQ 3 in an appropriate Building trade.

Limited knowledge of plumbing, electrical mechanical and building maintenance.

Able to work at heights and to fulfil the physical demands of the post.


Essential Experience and Skills

3 Years relevant experience having demonstrated high versatility and flexibility

Knowledge of Health Technical Memorandum 2040 – Legionella.

Ability to communicate both verbally and by reading and writing.

Pleasant manner, smart clean appearance.

Ability to work under own initiative and as part of a team

Good time keeping

Good organisational skills


Desirable Experience and Skills

Experience of working in an Acute Hospital Environment and dedicated to support the development of a high quality service

Shows enthusiasm in regard to personal development.

Dedicated to support the development of a high quality service.


The successful candidate must be pro-active, conscientious and enthusiastic with a flexible approach to working and willing to undertake additional training to make a difference in the delivery of the complex maintenance requirements of a busy hospital environment.

All staff new to the NHS will be appointed to the minimum of the pay band.


Contact details

If you would like to talk to somebody about this vacancy then please contact:

Contact Name: Caroline Bates

Email Address:

Telephone 0113 2065364

This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

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Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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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Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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.

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