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Maintenance Technician (Carpentry & Compliance)

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Estates and Facilities Management Directorate of Herefordshire & Worcestershire NHS Healthcare Trust is seeking to recruit a motivated Carpenter to undertake reactive and planned maintenance works at multiple sites across Herefordshire and Worcestershire. You would be ensuring a high standard of work with a key focus on planned maintenance to maintain fire doors for fire prevention across the estate.

The successful applicant will be expected to carry out all types of carpentry work such as doors, linings, frames and furniture etc.

You will be given all the support you need to steer the Estates department to be an always improving team that is delivering, performing, and operating a safe and compliant environment.

In return for your hard work & commitment we will offer you:

A salary of �28,407 - �34,581 pa pro rata

Access to an industry leading pension scheme where your employer pays in 20.3%!

Salary sacrifice car scheme (in addition to the company van for works)

A raft of local and national discounts across travel, shopping, insurance, holidays and many more

An environment that challenges you and supports your efforts and development.

If this sounds like a role you could strive in, apply today!

Main duties of the job

You should have City & Guilds certificate Level 3 Award in carpentry (from the British Woodworking Association) or a City and Guilds Crafts Certificate or equivalent.

You should have Fire Door Safety (6581))/Legislation training - FireQual approved certificate / qualifications (or be prepared to attend a course to attain qualification) with a knowledge of fire door design, supply, inspection, and maintenance. You must have undertaken fire training within a previous maintenance / carpentry role.

You should have knowledge of Health and Safety

You should be capable of working under pressure to tight deadlines.

You should be able to prove solutions using own initiative.

You must be prepared to assist with the planning and development of planned engineering/building maintenance programmes to ensure compliance with key standards - legislative and performance related (as defined through a Service Level Agreement)

About us

At Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, we are working together to deliver outstanding care. We run community hospitals and community health services across Worcestershire and provide mental health and learning disability services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Our people (all 4500+ of them) provide services for people of all ages, experiencing both physical and/or mental health conditions from over 100 sites.

We will support you to thrive offer flexible working options for a great work-life balance, help you fulfil your ambitions, and empower you to make positive changes within your team or service. Its why we were named Large Apprenticeship Employer of the Year award at the 2022 Worcestershire Apprenticeship Awards. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and ethnicities.

What we offer

27 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing up to 33 days with long service

Generous NHS pension and enhanced pay when you work unsocial hours

Flexible and agile working opportunities

Great maternity, paternity, and adoption support

Wide range of staff networks such as LGBT+ and ENRICH (Equality Network for Race Inclusion and Cultural Heritage)

Health service discounts and online benefits including excellent cycle to work and car salary sacrifice schemes

Health and wellbeing opportunities

If you would like to know more, please visit our careers website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The primary purpose of this role is to professionally support and undertake Building trades operations and maintenance with a key focus on carpentry work and fire (doors) maintenance prevention.

You must be physically fit as activities will be demanding (lifting or hanging doors) and/or non-routine.

You must ensure compliance with Trust safety standards, policies, and procedures.

You must be able to work in accordance with the requirements of Health Technical Memorandums (HTM)'s, Health Board Notice (HBNs), British Standards, Model Specifications and all Statutory Regulations and Codes of Practice.

You must be able to:-

Drive (Estates works van provided)

Be prepared to help identify and suggest changes for your own work area to your Line Manager the Projects Estates Officer

Prioritise work requirements on essential facilities which could have a direct detrimental impact on the patient experience being able to react to changing workloads using a mobile phone hand held and digital job management software to accomplish this.

Be able to 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 an Authorised Person (AP) to ensure that all safe systems of work are carried out correctly.

Plan maintenance works, including liaison with users and contractors.

Supervise Maintenance Assistants (MAs) and operational estates contractors, allocating tasks/re-prioritising where necessary, and ensuring the quality of specification and workmanship.

Liaise with the Estates Helpdesk to receive and update on emergency works and service complaints.

Act on own initiative and advise senior staff of any technical implications and risk issues when attending site on call outs.

For full details of the duties and criteria for the role please refer to the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Wood work experience in a professional trades environment



  • Multi-skilled
  • Two years relevant experience having demonstrated high technical versatility and flexibility
  • The individual will have a minimum of three or more years experience in a relevant building related discipline
  • Minimum two years experience of Computerised systems for managing maintenance systems including CAFM or BMS.
  • Experience in working safely on workshop equipment


  • Clean driving licence



  • Recognised and registered CITB minimum three-year apprenticeship in Carpentry/Joinery AND/OR City & Guilds Certificate in Carpentry/Joinery OR NVQ Level 3 in Carpentry/Joinery Benchwork
  • BMTRADA / FIRAS training qualification
  • BTEC, ONC in Building or equivalent
  • I understand that I will be asked to provide original certificates to verify my qualifications at point of offer


  • City & Guilds certificate Level 3 Award in carpentry (from the British Woodworking Association)
  • FireQual Certificate - Fire Legislation trained / Fire Door Safety (6581)

Employer details

Employer name

Herefordshire and Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust


Princess Of Wales Community Hospital

Stourbridge Road



B61 0BB

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