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Engineering Maintenance Specialist - Plumbing

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum (incl. of HCAA)
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Trust's Engineering Department are seeking Maintenance Specialists, with experience in engineering and building services, to join our plumbing and water treatment team.

The successful candidate will have up-to-date knowledge of current plumbing and water safety guidance and regulations.They will also provide a plumbing service to the Engineering Department and other directorates across the Trust.

The post holder will need to manage and balance competing priorities and will have knowledge of current relevant legislation, health and safety, and good working practices.

The current working pattern for this post is 8:00 to 16:00, Monday to Friday.

We are committed to helping our colleagues continuing professional development and we will ensure you receive a well-rounded training plan to develop you in your role fully. We encourage people to progress in our team and organisation and our training academy offers a wealth of courses for your role today, and your future career with us.

Main duties of the job

Day-to-day plant maintenance is required, as directed by the team manager or engineering management. The post holder will need to be proactive, self-motivated, and enthusiastic, with the ability to work with the general public.

We are looking for committed, versatile, and flexible members of the team to undertake tasks and delegated work within the Engineering Department. The ability to interact professionally with the general public and our clinical colleagues is a must.

In order to be successful in the role, our team members are required to manage and balance competing priorities and to have knowledge of current plumbing and water regulations and guidance, such as the HTM Suite of guidance documents, especially HTM 04-01 parts A,B,C and D, health and safety best practice and good engineering working practices.

About us

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of role requirements and main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Education


  • oRecognised full apprenticeship in relevant trade / NVQ level 3 / BTEC national certificate or equivalent training.
  • oSubstantial experience working within this trade.
  • oCertified person (CP) in their current trade or associated trade.


  • Cross over training to another connected trade.
  • Authorised person (AP) in their current trade or associated trade.

Previous experience


  • oHas the skills to be able to work in pressurised situations such as Power Failures, medical gas failures, mechanical or service failures taking the lead where required.
  • oAble to work under own supervision and takes the lead within their relevant discipline working within the various maintenance procedures, guidance and safety standards.
  • oExperience of working on a broad range of plant and services. Hot and cold water systems / water treatment and storage. Heating and cooling systems.


  • Has good experience in health and safety and the ability to lead on this.
  • Has worked in a Hospital / health care environment before.

Skills/Knowledge/ Ability


  • oExcellent oral and written communication skills
  • oExcellent numerical and critical reasoning skills
  • oExcellent organisational skills with the ability to respond effectively to multiple priorities


  • Good understanding of health and safety law.
  • Ability to pass on skills and train others as required.
  • Ability to evaluate the needs of others under their control and other colleagues.

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


St Thomas' Hospital

Westminster Bridge Road



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