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Electrically Biased Multiskilled Technician

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust are looking for an Electrically Biased Multi-Skilled Technician. The post is based at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

The post holder will undertake multi-skilled tasks which are complex and/or non-routine, involving calibrating and fault finding on a wide range of engineering plant and equipment (electrical distribution boards and associated circuits, lighting, fire detection, building management and automation systems, standby electrical generators, HVAC plant, security access control, CCTV and Nurse Call systems) installed within Trust premises.

The post holder will be part of the wider Estates multi-disciplined team, and should therefore be able to work as part of the team, but also possess the ability to work alone and be an energetic member of the Estates on-call team. No previous healthcare experience required.

Due to the On-Call requirement of the post, you must be able to answer to emergency calls within 45 minutes of leaving home and arriving at the base hospital.

Main duties of the job

  • The post holder will be capable of carrying out electrical work covering a wide and diverse range of equipment and plant and will also work in accordance with the requirements of all Health Technical Memorandum (HTM's).
  • This demands a comprehensive knowledge and high degree of skill to maintain, test, diagnose and rectify faults within the Hospital building services and equipment.
  • The post holder will maintain, repair, install equipment which includes lighting and power services, HVAC systems, portable appliances, pumps, fire alarm and nurse call systems and some complex specialist equipment including sterilizers and autoclaves.
  • To act as Competent person for Health Technical Memorandum (HTM's) disciplines as designated.
  • To plan and manage day to day work and co-ordinate with Contractors and other staff members to make arrangements for work to be carried out.
  • To design, manufacture, assemble and install new work.
  • To carry out tasks effectively and efficiently to a high standard and instruct others on aspects of the trade.

About us

The Trusts' vision puts the patient at the heart of everything we do and is guided by the principles and values about which we care deeply. In line with this vision, the Estates Directorate are seeking a highly committed professional to join our team.

Become part of a large dynamic team, supporting various areas across all sites in maintaining and upgrading the Estates, to ensure that the overall condition is kept to a high standard in line with current regulations, duties which include but not exhausted to Mechanical, Electrical and General Maintenance expertise.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • Completed recognised apprenticeship
  • NVQ Level 3
  • Relevant experience within trade specialism
  • Health and Safety Qualifications or modules of technical qualifications (IOSH One Day Working Safely, CSCS Gold card)


  • City and Guilds 2391/4/5 Inspection & Testing

Knowledge, Behaviours and Experience


  • Background of electrical work in the building industry/maintenance work
  • A clear understanding of health and safety procedures in theory and practical application


  • Relevant experience of NHS hospital environment
  • PLC knowledge and experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience post apprenticeship
  • Installation and/or maintenance experience in an industrial or domestic or commercial setting.



  • Ability to interpret & work from drawings & specifications
  • Demonstrable ability to interpret & fault find on a diverse range of complex electrical/mechanical systems and installations
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively with others, mainly verbally & in writing
  • Demonstrable competence in dealing with difficult and/or stressful circumstances
  • Ability to instruct others in relation to their designated task. work
  • Ability to work without supervision
  • Awareness of limits of own knowledge and ability/willingness to seek guidance and support
  • A willingness to work flexibly and in a versatile manner to cover maintenance on a wide variety of plant & equipment
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to prioritise own work
  • A willingness to demonstrate reliability & flexibility in their contribution to service delivery in the face of changing service demands.
  • A focus on customer service
  • Willing to undertake training relevant to the post.
  • Willing to engage in new and innovative working practices to improve the service.


  • A commitment to own continuous personal development.
  • Basic IT skills or willing to learn
  • Satisfactory completion of a skills assessment at interview
  • Demonstrable knowledge of other crafts.

Specific Job Requirements


  • Participation in on-call system
  • Ability to undertake on-line training statutory and mandatory training as required



  • Ability to work pre planned overtime
  • Ability to travel as necessary to meet the requirements of the role

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital

Apley Castle



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