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Electrical Supervisor

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Estates Maintenance Department are looking to recruit an Electrical Supervisor to join our dedicated team at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust. We operate accross Southampton General Hospital and Princess Anne Hospital, this is a large static site.

You will will have relevant knowledge and experience in an Electrical Engineering Field such as Electrical Systems up to 415Vac, IET Wiring Regulations, Building Services, Health Care Environment, Knowledge of HTM06-02/06-03.

You will possess the following :

The ability to read and interpret drawings and documentsHave proven fault finding skillsDetailed technical knowledge of regulatory and industry best practises of electrical systems including EarthingAbility to advise ElectriciansAbility to supervise Electricians, apprentices, and assistants

The successful candidate will earn around �27,055 + �4,260 (Retention and Recruitment Pay) per year.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

What we can offer you

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your Responsibilities What youll do

Provide supervision to the team, issue work instructions, and manage staff.

Provide Technical support to the team

Undertake day-to-day reactive, planned preventive maintenance and minor installation work

Repair equipment and fault finding

You will work on the following Electrical systems:-

Single phase (230VAC) and three phase (415VAC)

Various electric motor and associated control gear including Inverters

POD systems

Nurse call and fire alarm systems

Building management system (BMS)

Air Handling Units

IPS and UPS systems

Potential for LV AP duties with training provided

Additional information

Core working hours 0730-1530 Monday- Friday, however the successful applicant will be expected to participate in an on-call roster currently 1 day in 7

Weekday on-call requires site attendance 1400-2200hrs and 2200-0730hrs from home.

Week end on-call requires site attendance 0730-1530hrs (paid as overtime) and on-call from home

1530-0730hrs. Call outs are paid as overtime or taken as lieu time. Basic salary plus Retention and Recruitment allowance.

The Estates Maintenance Department has a demonstrable track record in developing staff to enhance personal learning through training.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 28th June 2023

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required


  • Time served apprenticeship from recognised body (CITB, City and Guilds, National Vocational Qualification, JIB, Armed Services) or equivalent in an Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Services discipline
  • Qualifications in relevant subjects to an HNC/HND level, OR equivalent level (HNC) of knowledge and practical experience achieved through experience in a hospital or similar environment
  • Expert specialist trained in electrical/mechanical/fabric services, systems, and equipment; involving fault-finding, repair, inspection and commissioning in electrical and mechanical plant and systems which provides the engineering support to the smooth running of the hospital
  • Vocational qualifications, following training/courses to satisfy the Trust's ever expanding highly complex nature of equipment


  • Member of registered/professional bodies such as the IHEEM, IMechE, CISBE for the jobholder's specialist field
  • Preferably practical experience within the building services engineering contracting and maintenance industries, within the NHS or similar government organisation
  • Competent Person Sterilisation
  • Competent Person Washer/Disinfectors
  • Competent Person Confined spaces
  • Competent Person Steam
  • Competent Person Medical Gas
  • Competent Person Water Hygiene
  • C&G 2391 Testing and Inspection
  • 18th edition of the IEE regulations

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Relevant and recent experience in similar maintenance organisation
  • Sound trade working knowledge
  • Able to demonstrate leadership qualities
  • Experience of \safe system of work procedures


  • Knowledge of other trade topics
  • Past supervision experience
  • Relevant experience within a national health service environment or similar government organisation

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Analytical problem solving with fault finding skill
  • Literate
  • Possess essential trade skills (good practice techniques)
  • Inter-personal skills with customer awareness
  • Computer literate
  • Experience of Building Management Systems
  • Multi-skilled or flexible cross-trade skills
  • Up to date experience and knowledge of regulations, statutory requirements, and standards, appropriate within the building engineering services environment
  • Being able to read and interpret engineering and building drawings/plans/specifications, Plant/equipment/services and schematic drawings
  • Must be able to manage own and others work and use own initiative when working alone
  • Flexible to service change
  • Committed/motivated attitude to development (Estate Maintenance & Personal)
  • Able to work alone or in a team
  • Adaptable to needs of Estate Maintenance department
  • Able to remain calm in difficult situations
  • Is motivated and drive to succeed
  • Organisational skills in co-ordinating in-house and contract labour
  • Demonstration of ability to focus upon task in hand, follow procedures and guidelines to provide documented evidence of safe systems of work


  • Familiar with word processors, spreadsheets, and CAD
  • Experience of building energy management systems and associated plant controls
  • Good working knowledge of the Estate Engineering infrastructure. Therefore, frequent training is required
  • Able to be confident with external contractors
  • Work across other departments in the hospital

Special requirements of the post


  • Perform manual tasks such as lifting and working at height
  • Ability to work in patient areas including but not limited to operating theatre, infectious disease wards/areas and augmented care areas
  • Undertake rotas without personal difficulty
  • Hold a driving licence
  • Live within 60 minutes travel time for out of hours response to the hospital

Values and behaviours


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

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