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Chargehand Mechanical

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum plus Recruitment & Retention Premia of £3409
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Chargehand (Mechanical) who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

The purpose of the role is twofold, to provide day to day management of the mechanical maintenance team and to carry out the duties of a mechanical craftsperson, as a part of that team (20% office -supervisory / 80% 'on tools').

The role requires the successful candidate to become a proactive and visible representative of the Estates Services department to all stakeholders and customers of the service and ensure quality and continuous improvement in the services provided.

The successful candidate will be required to deputize for the Maintenance Team Manager.

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.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role can be broken down into three areas of responsibility, namely
  • Provide support to the Maintenance Team Manager (MTM) in the day-to-day Line Management of the mechanical craftspeople team in support of the Estates management team, this will include deputising (on rota basis with the other Chargehands) during periods of absence by the MTM.
  • Champion the mechanical maintenance team as a vocal representative and be the communication link between management and craftspeople.
  • Carry out mechanical reactive planned maintenance tasks as designated by the Maintenance Team Manager.

  • The post holder will provide a Mechanical service to the Estates Services Department and other directorates within the Isle of Wight NHS Trust.

    They will demonstrate total commitment, versatility and flexibility whilst undertaking all tasks and delegated work as instructed by the Estates Services Team.

    To install, maintain, service and repair the full range of estates equipment, plant, and infrastructure, some of which will require training by the manufacturer / specialist and may include pneumatic systems, compressors etc.

    Act in the role of Competent Person and craftsperson in trade related disciplines as per the mechanical craftsperson job description.

    The post holder may be required to act in the role of Authorised Person (AP) subject to training and confirmation.

    Transport parts and equipment as required and use tools and equipment appropriately and in accordance with Trust Policy and Procedure.

    Ensure the environment in which work is being carried out is safe, clean, tidy, and complies with standard infection control precautions.

    Participate in any Permit to Work systems operated by Estate Services.Able to work safely on workshop equipment with relevant training if/as required

    Ensure Health and Safety and COSHH regulations are adhered to at all times.

    Person Specification



    • A minimum qualification of C& G 214 AT Part 2, Plumbing & Domestic Heating C& G 6189 NVQ Level 2, C& G 2850 at Mechanical Level 2/3 or equivalent
    • Completion of a structured training program in mechanical engineering and able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of: Low Pressure Hot Water System, Steam Raising Plant, Pneumatic Systems, Hydraulic Systems
    • Demonstrate practical training and experience preferably by completion of a time served apprenticeship
    • Relevant and recent experience in a mechanical / engineering post.
    • Hold a valid driving licence to drive a 4-wheel car or van with manual gear change.
    • Time management and communication skills with confident ability to manage own workload

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Isle of Wight NHS Trust


    St Mary's Hospital


    PO30 5TG

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