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Estates Tradesperson (Electrical Bias)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year YEARLY
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
North Manchester General Hospital are looking to recruit an experienced tradesperson with a electrical bias to our ever expanding team.

The hospital is undergoing a huge redevelopment since being brought into MFT umbrella of hospitals. Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:
  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provide

This role is to directly support the Director of Estates in ensuring that the Directorate both creates and supports a caring environment through the delivery of an effective estates service at best value and quality.

An understanding of all disciplines with a bias towards an electrical understanding, the successful candidate will work across the site building and ensuring a safe and compliant electrical system

Main duties of the job

The role consists of a wide and varied review of responsibilities and tasks. No two days will ever be the same as we develop the site into a modern hospital. Tasks include:
  • To ensure that the properties are maintained in accordance with the service level agreements and to the appropriate quality and standards expected
  • To maintain a high-quality environment for both clinical and non-clinical staff, patients, and visitors.
  • Provide technical advice to other estates staff and contractors to ensure compliance with safety standards and procedures
  • To assist, plan and organise operational maintenance for the Trust under guidance.
  • Execute a range of controlled operations e.g. isolations, interruptions of mechanical supplies, under guidance
  • Review and develop maintenance procedures including maintenance programmes for new equipment and regulatory changes.
  • Provide estates assistance across MFT sites as required for resilience and as instructed by senior staff.
  • Participation in the Estates on-call rota or any other rota as required to meet the service demands.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • City and Guilds Level 3/ NVQ Level 3/ ONC in Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Building Services and significant equivalent experience
  • Ability to travel
  • Health & Safety Awareness
  • City Guilds 18th Edition
  • Competent Person in electrical/mechanical discipline
  • Full Clean UK Driving Licence


  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Manual Handling Training
  • Risk Assessment Training
  • Lift Release Training
  • Working within a hospital environment



  • Experience of working in a pressurised reactive environment
  • Completion of a structured training program in Electrical/Mechanical/Building Engineering discipline for a minimum of 5 years
  • Practical and theoretical building structure and fabric knowledge
  • Experience of Service Level Agreements


  • Awareness of NHS Estates HTMs and HBNs
  • Knowledge of a variety of computer based Building Management Systems i.e. CAFM
  • Experience of estate related audits and control procedures
  • Experience in both Operational Estates activities in a large Acute NHS Organisation
  • Experience of working for an NHS Trust with outsourced services through a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) Agreement

Skills and Abilities


  • oAbility to communicate effectively with a wide range of people and professionals at all levels in the organisation and externally
  • Maintaining continuous Professional Development by training.
  • Good communication skills both written and verbally
  • Ability to present information in clear and understandable format
  • Ability to prioritise workload
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Ability to carry out works across trades.
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills and a flexible approach to developing solutions.
  • To undertake best and safe practices under Health and Safety Guidelines
  • IT literate

Knowledge and Requirements


  • Engineering or Building knowledge/ expertise
  • Knowledge of a variety of computer-based Building Management Systems
  • Knowledge of estate management techniques


  • Familiarity with NHS estate plant and equipment

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to interact at all levels
  • Self-motivation and act on own initiative
  • Ability to build good working relationships
  • Able to work with high degree of flexibility and adaptability
  • A good team worker who can work effectively with clinical, managerial & other colleagues
  • Problem solving approach
  • Completer/ Finisher
  • Ability to prioritise
  • Ability to work under pressure and demanding environment to ensure deadlines are met
  • Evidence of diplomacy and negotiating skills
  • Patient and Understanding

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North Manchester General Hospital

Delauneys Road


M8 5RB

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