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Advanced Engineer - Plumber

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 pro rata per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Estates department at Westmorland General Hospital is a group of highly skilled electrical and mechanical engineers, creative building craftspersons, and dedicated support staff.

We are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic person to join us.

You should be experienced, time served and suitably qualified in plumbing and heating, associated maintenance, and plant fault finding.

Main duties of the job

This is a highly rewarding role. Working under the Mechanical Estates Officer, the successful candidate will embark on a challenging adventure, safely, efficiently, and with patient and staff safety at the heart of their focus.

Working as part of a team, and individually, you will be required to carry out mechanical maintenance and installation work within acute and community NHS properties. This will be on water systems, heating and pressure systems, ventilation, air conditioning, steam production, medical gases, and other healthcare related mechanical services.

The successful candidate must be able to self-motivate, work relatively unsupervised, and be a good communicator on all levels. Flexible working will be required where you will assist other trades and undertake other tasks to maintain the building services.

The successful candidate will be required to join an on-call team to provide an out of hours emergency response - after an initial training period. A healthcare background would be advantageous but not essential - as specific training will be provided.

This post is based at Westmorland General Hospital in Kendal.

About us

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, and Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies,daycase and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Full apprenticeship or equivalent approved training.
  • NVQ3, BTEC or Equivalent
  • Driving licence (B)
  • AP/CP training in related subjects


  • City and Guild qualifications in relevant subjects.
  • Certificate in Ventilation Safety (CP - HTM03)
  • Certificate in Hot & Cold Water Systems (BS2/H)
  • Certificate in Disinfection of Water Supplies (WN18)



  • Knowledge/experience of steam plant and other pressure systems
  • Experience of safe systems of work in a mechanical setting
  • Experience of mechanical manufacturing processes


  • Experience of BMS systems
  • Experience with A/C plant
  • Knowledge/experience of MGPS
  • Experience of hospital systems and equipment, policies and procedures especially HTM's and relevant DOH guidance.

Skills, ability & knowledge


  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with other members of the department, other (non technical) Trust staff, patients, visitors, public utilities and emergency services as required.
  • Ability to deal with information sensitively and confidentially.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with other members of the department, other (non technical) Trust staff, patients, visitors, public utilities and emergency services as required.
  • Computer literate

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust


Westmorland General Hospital

Burton Road



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