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Facilities Assistant

Posted: 1 Oct 2020 Closes: 31 Oct 2020
Exeter, United Kingdom £18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata
Permanent & Full-time NHS_BjihP3zdmNMn

Facilities Assistant

Job Reference: 369-A-20-60379

Employer: Department: Estates & Facilities Location: Exeter, Devon Salary: £18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata
About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health and learning disability services, as well as a range of specialist and secure services for the wider south west region and nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health and wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise and resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe and focused on people's recovery.
Our values

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we not only recruit employees based on their qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who possess (and are able to demonstrate) the behaviours which underpin the core values of our organisation.

These values include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity and compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile; making time for people; challenging ourselves and others, and being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and applications are encouraged and welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time, job share and flexible working applications will be considered and supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health and learning disabilities.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. Applicants who declare a disability and meet the essential criteria in the job description will be invited to interview.

At Devon Partnership NHS Trust we want to attract and retain talented people and create a great place to work with a shared sense of pride and ambition. Our vision is to have an inclusive society where the importance of mental health and wellbeing is universally understood and valued. Recovery is at the heart of everything we do and we are one of the pioneers in driving forward the recovery agenda.

Shortlisted for Best Employer by Nursing Times 2018

Facilities Assistant

Department: Facilities

Location: Franklyn Hospital, Exeter

£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata (band 2) plus weekend enhancement pay

Job Type: Permanent

Working pattern: 37.5 per week (shift work)

Early shift: 07:00 - 15:00

Late shift: 10:30 -18:30 (19:30 on one ward)

Alternative weekends
The role

  • Would you like to play a hands-on role providing facilities services to our department and wards?
  • Do you take pride in your work and want to play your part in creating a warm and welcoming environment for our patients and visitors?
  • Have you always wanted to live and work in one of the UK's most beautiful counties?
We are seeking to recruit a full time Facilities Assistant to provide essential support services at Franklyn Hospital in Exeter.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day delivery of facilities services to our departments and wards. It's a varied and challenging role which will see you involved in cleaning duties, checking equipment, and food service on a daily basis. It will be your job to ensure that every person using Devon Partnership Trust services enjoy a safe, clean and comfortable environment that supports their recovery.

In return we will provide full training, regular supervision, learning and development, plus a competitive salary which includes enhanced rates of pay for weekends and public holidays, and an excellent pension package.

The role operates on a shift pattern between the hours of 07.30am - 18.30pm (19.30 on one ward), working 5 days out of 7 (Full time posts) 7.5 hours per day with alternative weekend working shift pattern. An example shift pattern is attached with the Job Description.

It's an exciting time for us as we grow and develop. If you join us you will become part of Devon Partnership NHS Trust, an award-winning organisation committed to delivering the highest quality of care for everyone.
About you

You will be working with various individuals and teams, helping to deliver high quality facilities services.

You will need to have excellent communication skills, good work ethic and be able to make decisions that ensure the safe running of our services. You will be positive, committed and be committed to delivering high standard services.

Ideally you will have up to date knowledge and awareness of health and safety, manual handling and food hygiene standards, although full training will be given.

You will be keen to use your skills and experience to help us continue to deliver our services. We will help you to grown in the role, and will offer the right candidates opportunities for training and development.

The important role you play will have a direct impact patient care and experience.

Your base will be Franklyn Hospital in Exeter, however under the current COVID-19 conditions this may be subject to alternative arrangements/change for example home working. Please be assured that any alternatives will be discussed fully with you and the organisation. Please ask the appointing manager if you have any questions.
Our offer to you

Benefits of working at Devon Partnership NHS Trust include:
  • 27 days of annual leave per year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years' service with the NHS so you can really enjoy what Devon has to offer
  • Individual personal development plans and a commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Incremental pay progression
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Cycle to Work Scheme and reduced public transport rates
  • Structured learning and development opportunities.
Living here

Exeter is a thriving city with fine dining restaurants, excellent schools and flourishing art scene. Alongside a dynamic city lifestyle, as the third largest county in England, it's no wonder Devon can also offer people the space to contemplate, to relax and reinvigorate yourself.

The beauty and quality of our landscapes are unsurpassed with over 1/3 of the county designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are over 450 miles of coastline along 2 stunning and distinctive coasts, the rugged wildernesses of 2 National Parks, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, England's first natural World Heritage Site - the Jurassic Coast, 5,000km of public rights of way and over 250km of off-road cycle paths. Our natural outdoor playground offers you the chance for a fantastic work-life balance

Application supporting information

As part of the application process, you may be asked four simple values based recruitment questions. Your responses will determine we are happy to progress with your application.

If you are shortlisted you will be contacted by email with interview details. Therefore, it is important that you check your NHS jobs account regularly. To access emails from us, please log into your account, and go to 'My Applications'.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Devon Partnership NHS Trust to confirm any previous NHS Service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed. We will not seek references until you have been made a conditional offer.

Please note by applying for posts that require a professional registration, you are also consenting to this being checked prior to interview. Preference will be given to staff at risk in priority order.
Please note

This advert will be withdrawn when a sufficient number of applications have been received. If you have part completed an application, we will contact you to advise you of this.

As a new member of staff to Devon Partnership NHS Trust you will be required to attend a full induction programme at the beginning of your employment. The content and length of this programme will depend on your new job role and where you will be working. This can be between one day for non-clinical staff and up to 10 days for inpatient clinical staff.

Thank you for applying.

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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