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Maintenance Technician

Livewell Southwest
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata, + R&R £3277 + 4.5% On Call + payments when called out
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a highly motivated electrically biased professional individual with the ability to multi-skill when required, to work full time over 5-days, to assist a multi-skilled team of tradesmen in carrying out the maintenance and working on buildings, building services, plant, and equipment within a range of healthcare buildings.

Working across the Plymouth area, you will demonstrate a good knowledge of working in building services, have experience of working with electrical and mechanical tools, possess a flexible approach to work and will have completed a recognised electrical apprenticeship.

You will also be required to work on your own after having gained experience of the sites.

Good communication skills and a willingness to undertake training are required. You must be numerate and literate, have computer knowledge with good written skills.

You must be able to work overtime at short notice, if required, and have the ability to travel across Plymouth. This role involves participating in an on-call rota.

Main duties of the job

To undertake maintenance and installation work for mechanical and electrical services and equipment. The post holder will be required to carry out routine maintenance and repair of a range of electro-mechanical equipment within Livewell Southwest hospitals, health centres, clinics and administration buildings including Decontamination equipment, air conditioning/refrigeration systems, heating systems, plumbing, building management systems, motors, engineering plant, equipment and processes.

The Post-holder will also be required to become qualified and then carry out duties as an Authorised Person (AP) for electrical works in accordance with published HTM and once assessed as competent by Line Management.

To serve as part of the maintenance team to deliver high quality care through effective and efficient operation and maintenance of all healthcare building services and work as a member of the out-of-hours Duty Engineer roster as directed by Line Management.

To comply with all relevant Health, Safety and Statutory legislation and seek to apply best working practice at all times.

please note that this role may not be eligible for sponsorship under the Skilled Worker route, please refer to the Direct Gov website for more information with regards to eligibility

All Livewell Southwest staff are expected to able and willing to work across a 7 day service.

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About us

Livewell Southwest is an independent, award-winning social enterprise providing integrated health & social care services for people across Plymouth, South Hams & West Devon, as well as some specialist services for people living in parts of Devon & Cornwall. With teams in community hospitals, GP practices, sports centres, health & wellbeing hubs.

As an organisation with a strong social conscience, we always value being kind, respectful, inclusive, ambitious, responsible and collaborative. Transforming services to make them sustainable, ensuring that we value, support & empower each other.

We are committed to involving the people we care for, families & carers in everything that we do, working towards co-production where we can. Helping us to deliver the right care for people, in the right place & at the right time. By putting people at the centre of what we do, we ensure to support people to lead, healthy independent lives & be the very best at helping people to live well.

Valuing our employees making an investment in their development a priority. We offer:

Protected CPD time for registered staff

Various development pathways and ongoing regular training packages for all staff

Leadership & mentoring programmes

Access & funding for training including Care Certificate, Assistant Practitioners Course & Scholarship Into Nurse Training

A Robust Preceptorship

A bespoke induction programme

Existing members of the NHS Pension Scheme can continue their membership when they join the organisation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake tasks appropriate to the Maintenance Technician role as delegated by line management or helpdesk.
  • When assessed as competent by Line Management, to undertake tasks and duties outside core working hours as an on-call Duty Engineer, in accordance with published rosters and as directed by Line Management.
  • The post holder will be expected to undertake maintenance and repair of a range of electro-mechanical equipment associated with a variety of systems and equipment including but not limited to:

Air conditioning / Refrigeration / Electrical distribution Systems / Decontamination equipment / Air Compressors and related systems / Nurse call / SAS/ alarm systems / Hospital beds / Medical suction equipment / Heating systems and component parts thereof / Patient trolleys and plinths / Water distribution systems / Patient lifting equipment / Ventilation equipment / Evacuation chairs / Air compressors / Physio and gym equipment / Macerators
  • Advise the Line Manager of any problems or hazards likely to be encountered including existing installations that appear substandard or fail to meet current regulations as it becomes apparent. Isolate or make safe any installation that presents a danger to staff, visitors or patients to ensure highest levels of safety at all times.
  • Undertake appropriate fault finding, investigation and testing as appropriate to the work.
  • Ascertain and obtain materials, equipment and components that in your judgment represent value for money for the maintenance task. Keep accurate records of stock levels for stores. Undertake the work in a safe and workmanlike manner, within reasonable timescales. Post holder will only undertake financial transactions on behalf of the organisation with prior authorisation from an appointed manager or supervisor.
  • The position is likely to necessitate training either to keep up to date with new regulations, or to implement safe systems of work.
  • Liaise with contractors where they have been employed to work in conjunction with the work detailed to ensure efficient and effective operations.
  • Undertake training to become qualified to operate Dental Sterilising Equipment as required by Line Management.-Undertake the necessary training, work-experience and competence assessments to become an Authorised Person (AP) for electrical works in accordance with HTM.

Person Specification



  • - Completion of relevant electrical craft apprenticeship
  • - NVQ3 or equivalent in Electrical studies
  • - C& G 2382 Qualification requirements for electrical installations BS7671
  • 18th edition Amendment 2
  • - Computer skills relevant to the job role
  • - GCSE in maths and English at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)


  • - ONC or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline
  • - Competent to carry out portable appliance testing.
  • - Health & Safety qualification
  • - Trained First Aider at Work
  • - 5 GCSEs at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)
  • - Confined spaces training



  • - Demonstrable experience relative to the role


  • - 2 years experience in the role within a healthcare environment
  • - Ability to carry out all aspects of the role without additional supervision



  • - Knowledge of electrical installation, maintenance, testing and inspection
  • - Knowledge of electricity at work regulations 1989
  • - Knowledge of H& SaWA and its relevance to the role
  • - Knowledge and understanding of building services/trades
  • - Comprehensive knowledge of core trade plus knowledge and understanding of other trades associated with the role
  • - Familiar with fault finding techniques
  • - Safe working practices
  • - Computer recording programmes pertinent to the role


  • - Familiar with Planned Preventative Maintenance systems
  • - Detailed knowledge of Estate and services
  • - Good knowledge of the organisation structure
  • - Level of understanding of other roles
  • - Mechanical and Electrical craft knowledge
  • - Conversant with HTMs and other associated safety documentation

Specific Skills


  • - Good communication skills
  • - Reasonable level of technical ability
  • - Ability to drive (full valid UK driving licence)


  • - High level of technical ability relative to the role

Additional Requirements


  • - Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • - Ability to work unsupervised or as part of a maintenance team to provide an effective service to client groups
  • - Ability to get on with people
  • - Willingness to undergo training
  • - Customer focused
  • - Flexible approach


  • - Self-motivated

Employer details

Employer name

Livewell Southwest


Livewell South West

Mount Gould Road



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