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Senior Plaster Technician

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic qualified plaster technician to join our team and work cross site at both the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals.

You will need to possess a wide variety of clinical skills, be approachable and have a flexible attitude at all times. You must have high standards and thrive on busy and challenging situations. You must be highly organised and have the tenacity to keep going when things are tough.

Main duties of the job

If the above describes your strengths, then an opportunity has arisen. You must hold the British Casting Certificate (formerly BOA/BOAN diploma in plastering technique) and have experience working in a plaster room. Due to the spectrum of specialty clinics, the role is exciting and varied. You will need to have wide-ranging skills to ensure the smooth running of the department.

We have full time or part time roles and trainee positions available.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

Person Specification



  • British Casting Certificate (formerly BOA/BOAN diploma in plastering technique)
  • Relevant clinical equivalent experience


  • NHS experience

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Good communication skills both written and verbal
  • Good ICT skills
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to adapt to the changing needs of the service i.e. Working cross-site
  • Good organisational skills


  • Supervision of learners



  • Understanding and commitment to the need for confidentiality
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
  • Experience with patient contact


  • Previous experience in a healthcare setting
  • Previous experience of patient contact
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals

Hermitage Lane

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells

ME16 9QQ

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