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Maintenance Craftsperson (Building/Joiner)

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for experienced Maintenance Craftsperson's building joinery bias to join our multi-disciplined Estates Team.

The Estates Department is responsible for the repair, maintenance and management of all Building and Engineering Services within the Trust.

The post holders will have completed a recognised Building Bias apprenticeship, completed a joinery NVQ level 3, have a Building Bias background and will be responsible for the provision of building maintenance services primarily for the Trust owned buildings within the Teesside locality of the Trust.

Although primarily based at Lanchester Road Hospital, Durham you may be required to work from other Trust sites for periods of time as the service dictates.

Main duties of the job

To provide an efficient and cost-effective maintenance and repair service to all properties owned or leased by the Trust.

Carry out installation and improvement works across all contracted sites, in accordance with organisational standards and national legislation.

To undertake skilled, semi-skilled tasks and those outside of core skills (within the competence of the post holder) to meet service needs as required.

To assist other trades and contractors, in accordance with service need.

To ensure that work is undertaken at all times in accordance with Health and Safety requirements to ensure the environment remains safe for patients, staff, and visitors to the Trust.

Participates in the Estates out of hours on-call service.

To show commitment to and participate in quality improvement activities.

To promote at all times a positive image of people with mental health conditions and/or learning disabilities. Promote all times a positive image of the Estates Department.

Whilst on-call the post holder is required to demonstrate a high degree of cross trade flexibility beyond the boundaries of their core skills including electrical and building maintenance works supported with in-house training. These works could include electricalisolations and building work to make safe and works under extreme conditions such as gritting and snow clearing.

About us

We are the Mental Health & Learning Disability NHS Trust for County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire, York and Selby.

From education and prevention, to crisis and specialist care --our talented and compassionate teams work in partnership with our patients, communities and partners to help the people of our region feel safe, understood, believed in and cared for.

We nurture the recovery journey of anyone in need of our help. In Our Trust, everyone has a say in how they are supported and treated because we listen to every person in our care until they feel understood. Our patients, their families and carers work together with us towards better mental health.

We're committed to new thinking that improves the wellbeing of our region. We connect with our communities and partners to get mental health care right, in areas that really need it.

We won't rest until everyone in our region has the mental health care they need, to lead their best possible life.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further detailed information to ensure that you meet the role criteria before applying.

Person Specification



  • Successful completion of recognised Joinery apprenticeship
  • NVQ Level 3 in Joinery and carpentry or equivalent qualification.
  • Numeracy and Literacy to level 2

Skills & Experience


  • Understanding of associated trades and relationships.
  • Will participate in the on-call rota as required.
  • Able to manage time and prioritise effectively
  • Able to demonstrate thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Able to work in confined spaces.
  • Experience in planned preventative maintenance systems
  • Ability to problem solve using innovative approaches
  • Able to demonstrate a comprehensive range of skills relevant to the role to a consistently high standard


  • Experience working in an NHS environment.
  • Multi-skilled Building experience.
  • Significant post- apprenticeship experience in an Building Discipline.



  • Working knowledge of building systems within large complex properties.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of building plant and equipment including boilers and diesel engines.
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation.
  • Working knowledge of British Industry Standards and ACOPs relevant to the trade.


  • Knowledge of building management systems.

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust


Lanchester Road Hospital

Lanchester Road



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