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Multi-Skilled Building Maintenance Technician

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa/pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
To carry out, or oversee the repair, maintenance, or installation of all elements of building structure and fabric associated with all Trust properties. This will consist of Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM), fault finding, emergency response, defect correction and minor works.

The post-holder will be an integral part of a strong site-based team structure. As an experienced individual who will be the first line Multi-skilled Building Maintenance Technician for all day-to-day breakdowns, repairs and planned preventative maintenance works. The post holder will be employed to work appropriate to their core skills particularly around building fabric.

You will be versatile and able to handle conflicting priorities within this dynamic hospital environment, possessing great interpersonal skills that will allow you to effectively communicate with technical and non-technical staff. You will already have significant multi-disciplinary building services experience and have the ability to work under pressure.

Main duties of the job

The post holder must have a multi-skilled approach to a wide range of work of other trades outside their core trade skills and be able to undertake work in a safe and effective manner, complying with all relevant safety legislation and Estates Department safe working procedures on all works undertaken.

Carry out the full range of maintenance duties specific to their core trade as required, including non-routine, planned, corrective and breakdown maintenance tasks, this includes work on, or around, building fabric in wards and departments which will involve incidental patient contact.

Core Building Responsibilities:
  • Fire Doors and associated ironmongery
  • Security Devices (Locking mechanisms - Digital, Magnetic, Electronic)
  • Building Fabric (brickwork, external cladding, roofline and coverings)
  • Modern and traditional windows
  • Glazing
  • Suspended ceilings
  • Plaster Repairs
  • Internal decorative finishes (Painting, cladding)
  • Fire Stopping
  • Hard Landscaping
  • Roads and footpaths
  • External drainage
  • Automatic Doors

In addition to their core building responsibilities the postholder must be familiar with working alongside other trades, preferably in a healthcare environment, and have or develop an awareness and knowledge of the mechanical and electrical responsibilities outlined in the job description.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes a firm commitment to professional development of it's staff together with the provision of an excellent health and well-being support service.

In the Estates Team Operational team, you will be working alongside fellow Estates Managers electrical mechanical and building disciplines, Engineering Technicians and Craft persons, Building Managers and Building Craft persons. All with a commitment to service excellence to our patients and their environment. environment they are treated in.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • To have completed a recognised trade apprenticeship and hold a Btec/HNC/Diploma in a Building or equivalent City & Guilds qualification with intermediate practical and theoretical knowledge acquired through a diploma plus significant equivalent experience in their specialist field.
  • Additional trade relevant certification e.g Level 2 Property Maintenance Operative or equivalent


  • Accredited HTM Competent Person Course



  • Must be able to demonstrate suitable post apprenticeship experience in non-routine maintenance of complex commercial buildings and equipment with a broad understanding of other trade disciplines.
  • Experience in the manufacture of joinery items using a wide range of fixed woodwork machinery and portable power tools.


  • Experience of liaison with and supervising building and engineering contractors.
  • Computer systems experience
  • Experience in a hospital maintenance environment with exposure to all building and engineering aspects.

Skills and Knowledge


  • Good communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety Policy and Safe Working Procedures.
  • Knowledge of statutory legislation and relevant Codes of Practice.
  • Able to read, understand and analyse complex building and engineering systems and drawings.
  • Good planning skills.
  • Ability to work under own initiative in a demand driven service.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft software and general computer literacy.


  • Knowledge of operating a computerised labour management system.
  • Good supervisory skills.
  • Knowledge of operating a computerised building management system.
  • Knowledge of NHS Technical standards and HTM's
  • Mentoring and Training experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Northern General Hospital

Herries Road


S5 7AU

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