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Estates Supervisor - Mechanical

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa (Plus local RRP £3,277, approx £1,000 pa on-call retainer)
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Estates Department provides a comprehensive maintenance, repair and installation service of the buildings, grounds, engineering services and associated equipment throughout the Trust.

You must hold a recognised trade apprenticeship and a minimum qualification of BTEC, ONC, HNC or similar certificate or equivalent qualification/experience and previous electro-mechanical maintenance experience would be advantageous as would being conversant with Health & Safety issues.

You must hold a current UK (manual) driving licence and reside within half an hour normal travel time to fulfil on-call duties.

The role is Monday - Friday with participation in an emergency on-call rota.

Base Location: Poole Hospital

Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued teammates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • ONC/HNC in Engineering discipline or Equivalent Or City & Guilds Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Pts 1, 2 & 3 or Equivalent.
  • IOSH Health & Safety management certification


  • Pressure Systems, Ventilation, Safe Water etc.



  • Experience in an Estates/Engineering environment.
  • In depth knowledge of complex building services plus hands on capabilities.
  • Completed a structured apprenticeship/structured training.
  • Experience of Planned Maintenance CAFM systems.
  • Worked in and delivered in a KPI driven environment.


  • Health service experience
  • 2 years Supervisory experience.

Technical Skills Competencies


  • Sound technical knowledge of the built environment, services, plant and equipment. In association with Hospital equipment.


  • Competent in electrical/mechanical and building services



  • Fault diagnosis using technical drawings, manuals and bespoke database systems
  • Permit to work systems in line with HTM's
  • In-depth knowledge of Health & Safety Regulations
  • In-depth knowledge of BMS system and able to interrogate, analyse, make adjustments.


  • Working in an NHS engineering background.

Other requirements specific to


  • Participate in an ''Out of Hours On-Call Rota''
  • Driving licence
  • Ability to treat any matters confidential.
  • Good general level of fitness to meet the demands of the role

Personal Attributes


  • Flexible and innovative able to challenge the status quo and implement change.
  • Must be a clear communicator verbally and written at all levels.
  • Must be a credible leader


  • Able to mix with staff of all levels

Language Requirement


  • Be able to speak English as necessary to undertake the role

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust


Poole Hospital


BH15 2JB

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