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Advanced Engineer Plumber

NHS AfC: 5

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NHS AfC: 5
37.5 hours per week (Full Time 37.5 hours per week)
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Furness General Hospital
Barrow in Furness
£24,907 - £30,615 pro rata per annum
Salary period
02/03/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

We are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic person to work in the Estates department at Furness General Hospital.

You should be experienced, time served and suitably qualified in plumbing maintenance, fault finding, and repairs.

Main duties of the job

You should also be proficient in small scale installation work on plumbing services, plant and equipment at the Hospital and other local health care premises.

Working for our organisation

Flexible working will be required where you will assist other trades and undertake other tasks to maintain the building services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

Person specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Full apprenticeship or equivalent approved training.
  • NVQ3, BTEC or Equivalent
  • Computer literate
  • Willingness to undertake further relevant training
  • Driving licence (B)
  • Certificate in Water Hygiene (Skilled Person WH1)
Desirable criteria
  • City and Guild qualifications in relevant subjects.
  • Certificate in Ventilation Safety (CP – HTM03)
  • Certificate in Hot & Cold Water Systems (BS2/H)
  • Certificate in Disinfection of Water Supplies (WN18)


Essential criteria
  • Experience of hospital systems and equipment, policies and procedures especially HTM’s and relevant DoH guidance.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience and use of computerised building management systems and facilities management systems

Skills, ability & knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with other members of the department, other (non technical) Trust staff, patients, visitors, public utilities and emergency services as required.
  • Ability to deal with information sensitively and confidentially.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with other members of the department, other (non technical) Trust staff, patients, visitors, public utilities and emergency services as required.

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to comply with the Trust’s policies.
  • Ability to travel between the Trust sites as required.
  • To demonstrate flexibility in approach to work patterns.
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship hereWork in the UK. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found hereCriminal records checks for overseas applicants. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nick Buxton
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Additional information

Nick Buxton - nick.buxton@mbht.nhs.uk