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Engineering Maintenance -Electrical Craftsperson (Band 4)

Posted: 7 Oct 2020 Closes: 5 Nov 2020
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom £21,892 to £24,157 pa plus £4000 RRP
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Engineering Maintenance -Electrical Craftsperson (Band 4)

Job Reference: 179-380-20-F

Employer: Department: Estates Location: Bury St. Edmunds Salary: £21,892 to £24,157 pa plus £4000 RRP

About the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

At the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, we want to tell your story. We want to help develop your career. With us, the opportunities are endless.

We strive to deliver the highest quality and safest care for more than a quarter of a million people. 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.

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Key achievements
  • For the last two years the National Hip Fracture Database (NHFD) have rated us as the top hospital in England, Wales and Northern Ireland for meeting best practice criteria for patients treated for a hip fracture.
  • We're among the top 10 hospitals in the country for hip, knee and joint replacement outcomes.
  • Our stroke services regularly achieve high ratings in the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) scores.
  • We consistently achieve high early detection of cancer, and cancer survival rates in the NHS West Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group area are the best in the east of England.

Engineering Maintenance - Electrical Craftsperson - Band 4 (£21,892 to £24,157 Plus RRP (£4,000)

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is looking to recruit a Maintenance Electrical 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 an electrical background with good all round electrical skills in a domestic and industrial field. You should have skills to calibrate and fault find on a wide range of engineering plant equipment, electrical distribution, lighting, fire detection, building control & automation, standby generator plant, security access control, and nurse call systems.

It is essential the successful candidate has undergone an approved apprenticeship with a City & Guilds in Electrical Engineering and/or NVQ Level 3 Electrical Installation 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 £4,000 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

**In order to improve efficiency, all correspondence relating to this vacancy, including invitations to interview will be by email only , via NHS Jobs. Would you therefore please ensure you check your emails on a regular basis**

In submitting an application form, you authorise West Suffolk NHS FT to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Inter Authority Transfer (IAT) process, should you be appointed to the post.

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 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 provided a day ticket (£2.10) is clearly displayed.

For posts that include "on call" duties successful candidates will need to complete an application form for access through the barriers from the car park office

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 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

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement.

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