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Maintenance Supervisor (Mechanical Bias)

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust
South Shields
£36,950 a year Please refer to advert text regarding salary information
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Our Estates and Facilities services are planned to transfer to CHoICE. CHoICE is a private limited company. It is owned by South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. This transfer is planned for 1st July 2023. This post is included in that transfer. For external applicants, you will be offered NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions. These conditions will be protected under TUPE. This will be protected even if your start date is after 1st July 2023.

The salary range is based on on-call / enhancement of potential earnings. Maintenance Supervisor band 5 (AFC) is salaried between �27,055 - �32,934 with a contractual requirement to fulfil part of an on-call rota. The start salary is dependent on experience and will be placed on this pay scale. > �32,934 is payable from on-call arrangements and additional hours and is based on current employees' earnings within this role.

Main duties of the job

To have an understanding of a maintenance service electronic job reporting system, assessing the reported jobs, inputting data, dealing with queries and complaints, maintaining and updating the system as required, coordinating the work of the maintenance team and external contractors in conjunction with the Operational Estates Officer which covers reactive, planned and emergency maintenance throughout the Trust's estate. Providing support within the maintenance team in the provision of maintenance services ensuring that it fulfils its function effectively, economically and efficiently within legislation and guidance standards

Co-ordinating and monitor the work of contractors appointed to undertake maintenance

Forward looking in the delivery of planned, reactive, emergency maintenance and support activities in terms of agreed response times or planned schedules. Actively contribute, both personally and through subordinate staff in the promotion of high quality delivered services.

To provide and receive routine information in order to carry out tasks, inform work colleagues and contractors

Coordinating and carrying out related duties in the management of contractors, completing and issuing of all necessary paperwork, keys, contractor passes etc.

To communicate with staff at all levels, from estates workforce to executive directors, consultants.

About us

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One Team One Trust - There are many reasons to work at our Trust. From our commitment to putting people first to our accessible services and award winning teams. We have a passion for research, innovation and tackling inequalities. We are committed to respect, fairness and civility and promote a compassionate, caring and positive culture / working environment.

We welcome all applications irrespective of peoples race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion/belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups. Looking after our workforces health and wellbeing is a priority for STSFT. We also provide access to high quality education, training, career progression and support.

The Trust employs around 8,300 people and provides a range of hospital services to a local community of around 430,000 residents. We also provide a range of more specialised services outside this area, in some cases to a population as great as 860,000. We offer our staff outstanding benefits - Fitness Centre (SRH), libraries at both hospital sites, chaplaincy support and access to a Childcare Co-ordinator to help staff with childcare arrangements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Supervise, give engineering advice and have overall responsibility for engineering maintenance at Trust/associated properties with any combination of directly employed maintenance staff and contractors.

Authorised Person Mechanical and Pressure Systems (APMPS) for the Trust in accordance with JSP 375 and HSG 253 Safe Isolation of Equipment. Ensuring high standards of safety at all times, including the supervision, management & guiding of Skilled Persons (SPMPS).

Must be able to participate in the Engineering Managements Emergency On-call rota, training / site knowledge will be required ahead of participation.

To be responsible for the execution of allocated Category D requests and small capital schemes as directed.

Participate in the annual estates stores stocktaking (check)


Person Specification

Other Requirements


  • Able to meet travel requirements of the post.
  • Participation in the Engineering Managers Emergency On Call rota, which will include being able to meet the travel requirements associated with participation.
  • Able to complete / pass Authorised Person Mechanical & Pressure Systems Training to ensure Systems are safely maintained in accordance with duties as detailed in JSP 375 Volume 3 Chapter 4 & HSG 253



  • Must be a time served Mechanical Craftsperson with a minimum of five years (relevant) post apprenticeship experience.
  • Possess as a minimum City/Guilds Part 2 qualification in an appropriate subject area or equivalent.


  • Have had training in 18th Edition, IEE Wiring Regulations.



  • Must have five years of working experience in a Hospital or similar environment.


  • Experienced in a supervisory role.
  • Experienced in the management of external contractors
  • Experience of a Facilities Management software for purchasing, stock control, work allocation etc.

Personal Qualities


  • Leadership/motivator - able to demonstrate a proven track record of leading an Estates operational team.
  • Team player & diplomatic
  • Positive can do attitude
  • Self-motivated & able to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to manage time effectively
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changes in workload demands
  • Able to adapt his/her approach to individuals / team to ensure satisfactory standards of conduct, productivity and performance is maintain by those operatives under his/her control.

Physical skills


  • As required to maintain the service needs of the hospital
  • As required to fulfil main duties described in Job Description

Communication and Interpersonal skills


  • Good Planning, Prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively both written and verbally at a range of levels from managing in-house team to representing the department at meetings.
  • Strong supervisory skills

Employer details

Employer name

South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust


South Tyneside District Hospital

Harton Lane

South Shields

NE34 0PL

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