Maintenance Technician Multi-skilled (Plumbing Specialism)


St Gemma's Hospice
Band 4 (£20,799 - £24,307 p.a.)
37.5 hours per week
St Gemma’s Hospice is one of the leading hospices in the UK.  The Hospice provides expert palliative and end of life care, in a quality environment, for thousands of local people each year.  It is a prominent and respected charity at the heart of the local community with a large range of specialist services to support patients, their families and friends.
Working for St Gemma’s can offer a rewarding career in a friendly environment.  Over 270 staff and 900 volunteers based across a 4 acre site, Retail Hub and 24 Charity Shops work together to ensure that patients and their families have the best possible experience and receive the highest quality of care, totally free of charge.

As a Maintenance Technician, you will support the Maintenance and Estates Manager in delivering a comprehensive Maintenance service to all St Gemma’s premises and grounds including our chain of charity shops to ensure compliance with our safety standards and procedures.
You will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the Mechanical/Water systems and infrastructure.
The maintenance team support all areas of the Hospice, and this varied role includes:
  • Ensuring that all equipment and machinery is monitored and maintained.      
  • Identifying faults within the water systems, plant and equipment and utilising your knowledge and experience to resolve the problem.
  • Carrying out all in-house plumbing/mechanical installation.
  • Assisting with planning work activity in compliance with Health and Safety legislation.
  • Providing technical support when issues arise.
  • Supporting and training other members of the Maintenance team.
  • Ensuring all records are kept up-to-date and in accordance with Hospice standards and legal requirements.
  • Completing all maintenance/breakdown requests in a timely and effective manner.
  • Contributing to the maintenance on-call rota to cover 24 hours a day Monday to Sunday. (1 week in every 4 - on call enhancement paid )  
You should have at least 3 years’ experience as a Maintenance Technician including maintaining boilers and plumbing and Building Management Systems. You will need to have a qualification in plumbing (NVQ Level 2 or equivalent), along with experience in other building disciplines, such as joinery, painting and decorating.
We are looking for someone with strong communication skills who enjoys working as part of a team but can work equally well on their own, has a positive attitude and a flexible approach. You will need to have good organisation skills and be able to prioritise a changing workload.
A full driving licence is required for this role.

We provide our services to people from all walks of life and we want to employ skilled people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because we want to reflect our community and make our workforce stronger.  We are a Top 50 Inclusive Company and Disability Confident Employer, but more importantly, we continue to learn and challenge ourselves to improve everyone’s experience.  
Start date: October 6th, 2020