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Multi-Skilled Maintenance Assistant (Electrical)

Band 3

Main area
Band 3
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
Castle Hill Hospital
£22,816 - £24,336 PRO RATA
Salary period
07/06/2023 23:59

Job overview

A vacancy for a Multi-Skilled Maintenance Assistant with a bias for electrical work has arisen within the Estates Maintenance Department at Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The post is based at Castle Hill Hospital but they may be required to work at all Trust property so the applicant is required to hold a full driving license to undertake driving duties.

Main duties of the job

The main job purpose of the role is to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to carry out basic repairs and planned maintenance tasks throughout the Hospital and other premises.

The vacancy requires participation on a partial shift system Rota and the successful candidate will be required to provide sickness and annual leave cover for the various sections and stores duties.

The successful candidate will have relevant technical qualifications or equivalent experience and must be able to demonstrate experience of maintenance activities including Portable Electrical Appliance Testing and/or Steam Boiler operation and maintenance. However, the department is committed to the ongoing training of their staff to a high standard in order to comply with legislation and to ensure that the patient environment is maintained so as to be safe but in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Working for our organisation


Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £800 million. The Trust employs around 11,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust’s secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person specification

Education/ Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • NVQ Level 3 ‘Engineering Practice’ or be experienced in the base level of theoretical knowledge and procedures for carrying out repair work on Building / Mechanical/ Electrical plant and Equipment or have City and Guilds Certificate 2377 parts 1 & 2 for in-service testing of Electrical Equipment. (Equivalent NVQ level 3) And BTEC/City & Guilds accredited Boiler Operators Scheme Certificate (BOAS)
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ3/CIPS Foundation stage or equivalent practical and theoretical experience of receipt process, stock control, ordering and invoicing procedures. IFEDA accreditation certificate for fire appliance inspection and servicing, Alternative British Fire consortium certificate of training to BSI -QSP94001

Knowledge, Training & Experien

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable experience in Electrical/Mechanical/Building maintenance including Portable Electrical Appliance Testing, Fire Appliance maintenance and Steam Boiler operation and maintenance. Awareness of Safe Working Procedures and Health & Safety Policy requirements.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous hospital maintenance experience, Water treatment regime maintenance, Knowledge of Heating and ventilation plant maintenance.

Communication and Interpersona

Essential criteria
  • Communicate well with other members of staff at all levels and contractors. Ability to work as part of a team or independently without direct supervision. Organise own day to day activity, Good understanding of Engineering principles to carry out specified base level tradesman’s maintenance tasks.
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety Policy and Safe Working Procedures.

Special Attributes and other

Essential criteria
  • Able to understand and clarify detailed instructions, have good judgement skills to fulfil job responsibilities. Be able to problem solve on faulty equipment, interpret maintenance and operations manuals, and establish best solutions. Highly developed physical skills, accuracy important, and manipulation of fine tools and equipment.
Desirable criteria
  • Erecting lightweight scaffolding training. Working in confined space training. Relevant Health & Safety training including Lifting & Handling. Asbestos Awareness training. Confined Space working. Infection Control Awareness Training. Resuscitation/First Aid Training.

Other Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Hold a full valid driving licence. Must be willing to participate in a partial shift system. Must be willing to work at all hospital sites within the Trust. Willing to participate in training.
Desirable criteria
  • Computer Keyboard skills. Stores/stock control experiences an advantage.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Thomas Wilson
Job title
Estates Officer
Email address
Telephone number
01482 623206
Additional information

For further information please contact

Samuel Mableson, Deputy head of operations, Castle Hill Hospital on (01482) 622094.