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Estates Carpenter/Building Technician

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Headington, Oxford
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

This role is Band 5 plus RRP, Overtime & On-call allowance available. 37.5 hours per week.

The Estates and Facilities Management Directorate is seeking to recruit a highly motivated individual to undertake both reactive and planned maintenance Carpentry works across the Trust's sites and ensuring a high standard is achieved.

The successful applicant will be expected to carry out all types of carpentry work such as doors, linings, frames and furniture etc. A City and Guilds Crafts Certificate or equivalent is required and you must have training within a maintenance carpentry role.

You should be capable of working under pressure to tight deadlines, prove solutions using own initiative, have knowledge of Health and Safety Legislation and its applications.

The primary purpose of this role is to professionally support and undertake Building 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 Building 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
  • 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


  • HNC/HND in Construction
  • Recognised and registered EITB, City & Guilds, modern apprenticeship, NVQ level 4 or approved equivalent training in Construction
  • Demonstrable in-depth knowledge and experience within the required technical disciplines
  • Full current driving licence


  • Trained in Health & Safety, i.e. NEBOSH, IOSH, First Aid 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 HTM disciplines acting as either a Competent Person or Authorised Person.

Knowledge and Experience


  • Knowledge of maintenance methodologies in reactive maintenance and planned maintenance works
  • Knowledge of HTM's, HBN's and Estates specific legislation
  • Must be multi-skilled in Buildings/Construction related trades
  • Specialist knowledge gained from working in a healthcare engineering environment or prepared to work towards gaining
  • Experience of working within and developing a 'safe system of work'


  • Experience in working in a similar role within a Hospital Environment
  • Computer literate with experience using a PDA device / CAFM system
  • Able to undertake light/small building works

Specific Skills, Physical Skills and Personal Qualities


  • Able to work independently and exercise a high degree of professional judgement
  • Ability to supervise others, monitor their work and carry out training as necessary
  • Ability to work to agreed deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Able to satisfy the physical demands of the job and occasionally lift heavy loads, with support of lifting equipment where appropriate
  • Able to use small tools and machinery to undertake routine maintenance or emergency repairs
  • Able to apply the knowledge, experience and judgement necessary to demonstrate, in a practical sense, the safe operation and maintenance of specific systems/equipment
  • Highly organised
  • Team worker
  • Positive attitude


  • Ability to carry out electrical inspection and testing
  • Ability to carry out repairs to heating and plumbing (mechanical/HVAC) plant

Employer details

Employer name

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Headington, Oxford


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