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Estates Electrical Technician

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Headington, Oxford
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This role is Band 5 plus RRP, Overtime & On-call allowance available. 37.5 hours per week.

The primary purpose of this role is to professionally support and undertake Electrical trades operations and maintenance work across the Trust's sites as directed by line management. This includes activities that may be demanding and/or non-routine, ensuring compliance with Trust safety standards, policies and procedures. Assist with the management and implementation of the planned engineering/building maintenance programmes for the Trust to ensure compliance with key standards, both legislative and performance related (as defined through Service Level Agreement) - also meeting where necessary the requirements of the NHSLA.

Main duties of the job

  • Work in accordance with the requirements of HTM's, HBN's, British Standards, Model Specifications and all Statutory Regulations, Codes of Practice and Trust Policies and Procedures, identifying and proposing changes for own work area to the Mechanical Team Leader
  • Prioritise work requirements on essential facilities which could have a direct detrimental impact on the patient experience e.g. nurse call handsets, patient toilets/wash facilities and patient beds. The role involves prioritising and being able to react to changing workloads
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and review of the Trust's Estates plans and work closely with the other Estates Managers/team Leaders in the development of works programmes
  • Assist with the set up and Implementation/management of the Estates safe systems of work (e.g. Permit to Work, isolation procedures) under the guidance of AP's to ensure that all safe systems of work are carried out correctly
  • Plan maintenance works, including liaison with users and contractors
  • Supervise maintenance assistants and operational estates contractors, allocating tasks/re-prioritising where necessary, and ensuring the quality of specification and workmanship
  • Liaise with the Estates Helpdesk when receiving emergency works and service complaints
  • Act on own initiative and advise senior staff of implications of technical issues when attending site on call outs
  • Actively participate in the wider team operation and control of planned maintenance schemes.

About us

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call thisDelivering Compassionate Excellenceand its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via theOUH YouTube channel.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for full details of role and responsibilities.

This role is full time 37.5 hours per week.

You will be given all the support you need to steer the department to be an always improving team that is delivering, performing and operating a safe and compliant estate and environment.

In return for your hard work & commitment we will offer you:
  • A competitive salary of �28,407 - �34,581 pa pro rata
  • Access to an industry leading pension scheme where your employer pays in 20.3%!
  • A raft of local and national discounts across travel, shopping, insurance, holidays and many more
  • An environment that challenges you but supports your efforts and development

If this sounds like a role you could strive in, apply today!

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Recognised and registered EITB, City & Guilds, modern apprenticeship, NVQ level 4 or approved equivalent training in Electrical/Engineering
  • NC/HNC/HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge and experience within the required technical disciplines (e.g. small power, lighting, emergency lighting, standby power systems, BMS, nurse call systems etc.)


  • Trained in Health & Safety, i.e. First Aid, NEBOSH, IOSH, etc
  • Registration with approved organisations, i.e. UK Register of Electricians, JIB Schemes, Gas Safe, etc.
  • Member of relevant healthcare or engineering institutes, i.e. IHEEM, HEFMA, CIBSE, IET etc
  • Experience across several of the HTM's acting as either a CP or AP
  • Full Driving Licence

Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge of maintenance methodologies
  • Knowledge of HTM's, HBN's and Estates specific legislation
  • Specialist knowledge gained from working in a health care engineering environment or prepared to work towards gaining
  • Must be multi-skilled in Electrical Trades
  • Experience of working within and developing a 'safe system of work'


  • Experience in working in a similar role
  • Previous experience of working with a quality management system (e.g. ISO 9001)
  • Good knowledge of energy efficient working practices within engineering
  • Experience of creating and giving presentations to varied group of internal and external stakeholders

Specific Skills


  • Highly organised
  • Able to work independently and exercise a high degree of professional judgement
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to apply the knowledge, experience and judgement necessary to demonstrate, in a practical sense, the safe operation and maintenance of specific systems/equipment
  • Able to demonstrate the analytical skills and judgement required to identify/diagnose a range of defects and failures in relation to specific systems/equipment and what actions to take, where the information sources may be complicated and/or conflicting
  • Ability to make sound judgements with regard to operational safety when in lone worker situation or when put under pressure by the situation or other workers
  • Ability to Plan and organise in coordination with contractors unsupervised routine and complex maintenance, analysis, solution finding and repair work
  • Ability to analyse data using computer-based data entry systems and software packages
  • Ability to supervise others, monitor their work and carry out training as necessary
  • Proactive, self-motivated
  • Team worker


  • Ability to carry out electrical inspection and testing
  • Ability to carry out repairs to electrical installations
  • Ability to interpret, adjust and monitor various BMS systems
  • Ability to work on nurse call systems
  • Committed to improving efficiency and environmental protection.

Physical Skills


  • oAble to use small tools and carry out fine adjustments to building services on a regular basis
  • oAble to carry out routine and emergency maintenance on engineering and building systems on a routine basis
  • oAble to concentrate on complex issues and work with detailed information

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital

Headington, Oxford


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