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Estates Electrician

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has a fantastic opportunity for aspiring, customer focused, Electrical Craftsperson to be based at the Freeman Hospital. Working within a small multi-disciplinary team, the chosen applicant will help maintain the electrical infrastructure at one of the Top 10 Hospital Trusts in the U.K.

On offer is:
  • An attractive salary with enhancements available for shift working.
  • Inclusion in one of the most generous pension schemes in the country with employer contributions of 9.3%.
  • Clear career progression routes.
  • Regular professional training with access to development training (i.e., 18thEdition).
  • A regular, consistent, working pattern.
  • Interview Date: 16th June 2023
  • 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month's pay.

Main duties of the job

Candidates must be professional in all aspects with a desire to develop and improve. If successful they will be expected to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team performing a wide range of duties covering all aspects of Electrical maintenance and installation.

Candidates must have a positive customer focused attitude with a desire to improve and have served a relevant and recognized electrical craft apprenticeship.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

Rated 'Outstanding' by theCQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To install, maintain, service and repair the full range of estates specialist equipment, plant and infrastructure.
  • Provides technical advice to other estates maintenance staff and contractors to ensure compliance with safety standards and procedures.
  • Act in the role of Competent Person, as defined by Health Technical Memorandum, for the Electrical Distribution (LV) system.
  • Undertakes condition surveys, evaluates inspection reports.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • BTEC, HNC/HND Approved Apprenticeship, City and Guilds or NVQ 3 Technicians Certificate or equivalent qualifications in relevant topic.
  • Comprehensive post apprenticeship experience.


  • Qualification and experience in fire alarms, control systems.
  • Level 3 qualification in inspection, testing and initial verification.
  • Experience in a hospital maintenance environment.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of working in an industrial environment.
  • Electrical services systems maintenance.
  • Expertise and a full understanding of electrical services and electrical control systems in a healthcare environment.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Building Management Systems.
  • Have a detailed working knowledge of the following: o Electrical Distribution (LV) o Fire Alarm Systems o Emergency Lighting Systems o IPS/UPS o Standby Electrical Generation Systems.


  • Hospital experience.
  • Electrical testing and inspection.
  • Understanding of mechanical systems.

Skills & Abilities


  • Fit and mobile.
  • Able to make workload assessments and allocation.
  • Ability to evaluate and solve problems in situ.
  • Ability to communicate verbally by phone and in writing to Senior Management and clinical users throughout the Trust..
  • PC and IT literate.
  • Ability to use tools and test equipment.


  • Electrical installation.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, 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. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Freeman Hospital

317 01 Freeman Hospital


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