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Estates Mechanical Chargehand

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 pro rata per annum incl HCAS (outer)
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Estates Mechanical ChargehandBand 6, Full-time

The postholder will:

Support the Mechanical Supervisor in the safe operation and maintenance of all plant, equipment and installations within the Trust estate,

Establishing efficient and effective teams with high performance standards

The role is a combination of management of maintenance and hands on maintenance.

Proposed interview date: 26th July 2024

Main duties of the job

The post holder will
  • To supervise Technicians, Craftsmen and Maintenance Support Staff, to ensure an effective and efficient workforce is provided delivering maintenance activities, this will be achieved via the trusts CAFM system (MICAD
  • To assist and support the Estates Mechanical Manager in ensuring the Property Maintenance Department operates within all Health and Safety guidelines, and that all Statutory and Mandatory obligations for the Trust
  • To undertake the duties of Competent Persons/Authorised person or SME one or more specialists systems i.e. Mechanical systems/Pressure systems/lifts, ventilation system or water systems
  • To act up as Mechanical Manager when required.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • o.C& G, NVQ or similar in a mechanical discipline


  • oCPD in line management oHNC/HND in an engineering discipline oCompetent or Authorised/Responsible Person in a specialist discipline oTime served apprenticeship



  • oHave previous experience of line management oExperience managing complex technical issues within a sensitive environment oTo have experience in managing meetings, toll box talks or similar oTo have experience in dealing with contractors oAble to demonstrate the ability to set direction, inspire, coach, manage, motivate and develop a high performing team.


  • oTo have experience in working within healthcare premises oTo have experience of working on CAD systems oTo have experience of MICAD



  • oTo have sound knowledge of mechanical systems. oIn depth knowledge of the HaSaWA and other relevant acts, standards and guidance notes oTo have an understanding of permit to work systems


  • oTo have a sound knowledge in HTM, and HBNs oTo have a basic understanding of asset management (PPM and reactive tasks, SFG 20)



  • oTo have a full understanding of the importance for Method Statements and Risk Assessments oTo have an understanding of Architectural and Engineering technical drawings oTo have the ability to provide technical advice and knowledge to a predominantly a mechanical workforce and support the wider multi-skilled workforce. oTo have the ability to read and understand technical drawings and specifications o: oYou have knowledge & awareness of diversity and human rights as appropriate to your role oYou are able to communicate effectively to ensure high standards of care, treatment, service or support as appropriate to your role, oAble to provide a customer focussed service oStrong team and personal organisational and time management skills to manage competing priorities and deadlines, to act from individuals to large groups oTo be able to work effectively in a fast paced environment ensuring all paperwork, drawings and reports are correct.


  • oTo be qualified and certificated in IOSH Management oAbility to analyses complex problems and to develop and workable solutions to address them. oA strong, inspiring, engaging and collaborative leader. Able to demonstrate a variety of leadership styles oBe able to undertake light physical efforts, able to work at height and confined spaces

Other requirements


  • oHas a good understanding of policies and procedures governing their area of work. oSelf-motivated and proactive with a can-do attitude and track record delivery oAble to work autonomously oAble to demonstrate that you are honest, reliable and trustworthy oTreat patients, visitors, colleagues with respect oAbility to travel between Trust sites oAbility to be flexible to meet the needs of the team, the service and the Trust oTo have excellent interpersonal and presentation skills oTo be able to work on own initiative and without direct supervision oTo be able to take a lead role in meetings with contractors and Trust staff. oWork in unpleasant conditions for example undercroft, and sewage lines

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


St Helier Hospital

Wrythe Lane



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