Maintenance Plumber

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Closing Date: 19/08/2022
Contract Permanent
Working Hours Full Time
Location Middlesbrough
Salary £24,882 Per Year
Company NHS Jobs

Job Description

The Estates Department is responsible for the repair, maintenance and management of all Building and Engineering Services within the Trust.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Engineering Craftsperson (Plumber) to join our multi-disciplined Estates Team.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be time served and have a plumbing background and will be responsible for the provision of engineering maintenance services primarily for the Trust owned buildings within the Teesside locality of the Trust.

Although primarily based at Acklam Road Hospital, Middlesbrough you may be required to work from other Trust sites for periods of time as the service dictates.

About us

TEWV Estates are committed to co-creating a great experience for our colleagues. This means listening to what staff are telling us and working together to be the best employer we can be.

Our staff are our most important asset and recognising their excellent work and the vital contributions they make to patient care is very important.

We have achieved the gold Investors in People (IIP) standard and have been commended on great people management practice and demonstrating a commitment to staff development.

All staff who join us are provided with a comprehensive induction programme, starting on their first day of employment.

Continuous professional development is important to us. Once you’re comfortable in your new role, you and your manager will work collaboratively to form a Personal Development Plan (PDP), your personal career aspirations are taken into account and the trust will provide you with the resources you need to develop.

It’s important our staff are able to raise concerns about patient safety and let us know when we need to improve services. We have a number of ways people can do this.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification which outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Successful completion of recognised plumbing apprenticeship.
  • City&Guilds 6089 Craft Certificate or NVQ3 or equivalent qualification.
  • Gas Safe Certification (within agreed timescale)
  • Numeracy and Literacy to level 2.
  • ITQ Level 2


  • BTEC Level 3 ONC/HNC Certificate in Mechanical Engineering (Gas)
  • Approved Certificate in Welding.
  • Multi-skilled engineering training



  • Significant post-apprenticeship experience in plumbing or mechanical engineering.


  • Experience working in an NHS environment
  • Experience in the management of Planned Preventative Maintenance systems.
  • Multi-skilled engineering experience.



  • Working knowledge of plumbing systems within service industry.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of plumbing including hot and cold water services, air conditioning and ventilation equipment, drainage and rainwater systems
  • Working knowledge of Gas Safe legislation.
  • Working knowledge of Water Regulation Advisory Scheme
  • Working knowledge of HTM04 – Water Supplies.
  • Working knowledge of Health and Safety legislation.
  • Working knowledge of British Industry Standards and ACOPs relevant to the trade.
  • Understanding of associated trades and relationships.
  • Working knowledge of Electricity at Work Act.


  • Knowledge of building management systems.



  • Able to demonstrate comprehensive range of skills relevant to the trade to a consistently high standard.
  • Able to problem solve using innovative approaches
  • Able to communicate clearly to a wide range of people
  • Able to manage time and prioritise effectively.
  • Able to demonstrate thoroughness and attention to detail.
  • Able to work in confined spaces.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust

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