Estates Team Leader (Mechanical)

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum + on call allowance + £2457.75 rrp
Closing date
11 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you an experienced Mechanical person, looking to develop your career working for a large health organisation? If so Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust may have the perfect option for you.

Main duties of the job

Our Estates team is currently recruiting an Estates Team Leader (Mechanical) to work within our wider estate team. You will be working as part of a team, of Maintenance staff and technicians at the Luton and Dunstable Hospital site. You will be assisting the Estates Officer by effectively leading and supervising the Mechanical trade staff in the installation, maintenance and repair of physical assets (plant, equipment and services).

The ideal candidate will be a technician with a mechanical background and be able to carry out trade related Authorised Persons (AP) roles and duties and the role with minimum supervision. The main responsibilities of the role are to ensure all workshop staff are utilised effectively to organise and carryout day-to-day breakdowns, Planned Preventative Maintenance, to diagnose and repair technically advanced faults, along with new work as required. The Maintenance Team Leader will monitor, advise, review, and provide feedback to the trade staff. They will be required to assist in carrying out the objectives of the Estates and Facilities Department.

The post is for a 37.5 hour week Monday - Friday. The post holder will be expected to participate in the on call rota service for out of hours emergency calls, with some weekend and evening work whilst on call.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Supervision of the mechanical trade staff

Issuing maintenance jobs to all trades via the MICAD helpdesk.

To complete all mandatory training as required.

Supervision of non mechanical trade staff.

Cover the other trades Team Leader in times of absence.

Liaison and communication with other departments regarding maintenance activities.

To assist and give guidance to trade staff and contractors where necessary.

Operate relevant permit to work systems.

Assist in carrying out annual appraisals of maintenance staff.

Implement Trust and local policies and propose changes to departmental practices where appropriate.

To assist in the development and implementation of planned preventative maintenance activities.

Monitoring of timesheets including sickness and holidays.

Check and sign timesheets.

Attend various meetings as and when required.

To assist in the recruitment of trade staff.

Source and purchase materials, spare and replacement parts, tools and equipment as required keeping within budgeted limits.

Obtain quotations from contractors, place orders and supervise work ensuring best value for money and quality of work.

Ensuring acceptable standards of productivity and work quality

To observe Statutory Health and Safety and other relevant requirements for a safe working environment, and to carry out Health and Safety Risk Assessments, assist with method statements and permits as appropriate to a particular trade.

To be prepared to supervise work that may need to be carried out in periods that are outside of normal working hours. This will from time to time require you to work evenings, nights or weekends in addition to, or as an alternative to your standard working hours. Flexibility is therefore an essential requirement of the position.

To undertake continued professional development (CPD) in the form of training as required

To be prepared to respond to emergency work outside normal working hours, and to be included on the On Call rota

To undertake any other appropriate duties as requested.

The listed duties are provided to give an indication of the scope of duties and are not exhaustive. The successful candidate must have a flexible approach to working within a dynamic environment.

Person Specification



  • HNC/D, NVQ level 4, C& G or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline
  • Time served tradesperson


  • IOSH Working Safely



  • Proven experience in a service/maintenance role
  • Demonstrable and proven experience in a supervisory position



  • Good knowledge of Health & Safety procedures


  • In depth working knowledge of building services engineering
  • Knowledge of Building Management Systems
  • Knowledge of steam raising plant - particularly steam generators

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Luton and Dunstable University Hospital

Lewsey Road



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