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Electrical Craftsperson

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
St Leonards-on-sea
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Conquest Estates department at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust as an Electrical Maintenance Craftsperson working alongside the Estates Operational Team to support the day to day operational maintenance of the ESHT estate. Are you an experienced and motivated Electrical Engineer looking for your next challenge? If you are, then we would like to hear from you.

We are looking to recruit someone who can excel in providing an organised and highly efficient service, a person who can be innovative in their thinking and have the ability to make decisions for themselves and someone who can develop and support the service improvements of the department ensuring that we are fit for the future.

You will have relevant knowledge and experience in an electrical engineering role of single phase and three phase systems up to 400Vac and IET Requirements for Electrical Installations. You will have successfully completed a recognised Electrical Craft apprenticeship (NVQ3) or equivalent.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of this role include:

Undertake routine planned maintenance on electrical equipment within healthcare premises.

Carry out reactive repairs to electrical equipment as they arise.

Carry out repairs and servicing to a range of building services including:

Fire alarm systems.

Building management systems

Nurse call systems

Fault finding and repair of plant, controls and equipment.

Emergency generator testing.

Emergency light testing and repair.

Undertake the role of Competent Person as defined by HTM 06-02.

Participate in the On-Call rota.

This position involves working a five day week (Mon-Fri) covering the core hours of 07.00 to 15.30 on week one and 08.30 to 17.00 on week two. You will then alternate between these two shifts each week.

About us

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at Conquest Hospital and Eastbourne District General Hospital, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.

In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Onsite parking is available for a small administration fee.

There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description. For any further questions or queries, please contact the appointed manager of the vacancy.

Person Specification



  • Completion of recognised Trade / CITB / EITB or EnTra apprenticeship
  • Relevant City and Guilds / BTEC ONC
  • At least 3 years other approved qualification and training to at least NVQ level 3 in an Electrical engineering discipline


  • C& G 2391 Inspection and testing Certificate
  • Manual Handling
  • European Computer Driving License (ECDL) level Module 7
  • Gas Safe Qualifications / Registration



  • Operation, maintenance and repair of complex NHS or equivalent building stock, its fabric, services, plant and equipment


  • Experience of working in an Acute Hospital environment



  • Sound diagnostic and analytical skills with good problem solving abilities
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989


  • Working knowledge and experience of other trades' skills
  • Customer care

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust



The Ridge

St Leonards-on-sea

TN37 7RD

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