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Mechanical Craftsperson

Grade C

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Estates Mechanical Crafts Person
Grade C
Permanent: Full time
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Yeovil District Hospital
£25,105 Plus an additional RRP of £3,500
Salary period
05/03/2023 23:59

This advert for a vacancy with Simply Serve Limited appears under the authority of Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


Job overview

In addition to Simply Serve Ltd terms and conditions, and annual salary of £25,105 this vacancy attracts a recruitment and retention payment of £3500 per annum.

An exciting opportunity has arisen working at Yeovil District Hospital as part of our in house maintenance team carrying out statutory and mandatory maintenance to the equipment and systems installed at the Hospital and associated buildings

Main duties of the job

You will be part of the in house maintenance team carrying out both planned and reactive maintenance ensuring a safe and compliant environment for patients, visitors and staff.

Working for our organisation

Yeovil Hospital is an ambitious and friendly Trust that is proud to provide acute care for a population of more than 225,000 people in South Somerset, North and West Dorset and parts of Mendip. The hospital has 345 beds, a busy Emergency Department, a variety of outpatient and diagnostics services, and a private patients’ wing which offers a personal service in state-of-the-art clinical facilities, with all profits being invested back into NHS healthcare.

Yeovil Hospital’s iCARE model, which has established the principles of exemplary patient care, patient and employee experience, has attracted national interest and is embedded in everything we do, following our vision to care for our patients as if they are one of our family. The Trust’s shared vision has led to our staff rating Yeovil Hospital the best in England for employee health and wellbeing for the third year running in the annual NHS staff survey 2020.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Mechanical Crafts person will be employed on work appropriate to their core specialist skills and should possess levels of flexibility and competence to allow them to perform the following:

Perform work including activities which are complex and/or non-routine.

Responsible for fault finding and repair maintenance on a wide range of engineering plant and equipment.

Hot and cold water systems, Mechanical installations, emergency generators, heating and ventilation, Building

Building management systems, pumps, compressors, motors and their controls

To be able to do basic electrics when required

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Completion of an Engineering Apprenticeship or NVQ L3, together with the required minimum qualifications of a Level 3 in mechanical engineering
  • Or an alternative recognised equivalent qualification


Desirable criteria
  • To have worked alongside other trades

Knowledge & Skills

Essential criteria
  • Recognized Mechanical Apprenticeship or ONC/HNC in building services or mechanical discipline
Desirable criteria
  • Working knowledge of Legionella ACOP L8
  • To have a sound knowledge and understanding of other building trades
  • To be able to do basic electrical work

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability confident employer

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Ian Robins
Job title
Head of Estates
Email address
Telephone number
07500 065844