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Maintenance Manager

St Oswald's Hospice
Newcastle Upon Tyne
£29,760 – £31,955 per annum full time (Pay award pending)
Job Type:
37.5 hours per week
Closing Date
29/07/2022 14:18:47
Maintenance Manager

We are seeking a Maintenance Manager to contribute to the delivery of a high quality care environment for St Oswald’s Hospice by ensuring its buildings, plant and equipment are maintained to statutory standards.

You will be responsible for providing an efficient, effective, patient focused maintenance service for St Oswald’s Hospice’s Gosforth site with a focus on building maintenance, including mechanical, electrical and infrastructure.

You will have day to day management responsibility for ensuring the effective use of staff, volunteers, consultants and contractors in ensuring the  efficient, effective and cost effective upkeep of the building,  all mechanical and electrical plant and equipment, roadways, footpaths, gardens and grounds.

To be the Authorised Person / Deputy Responsible Person for specified, key aspects for the facility including medical gases, electrical and water safety and be required to act as Duty Coordinator on a rota basis out of hours .

You will;

  • Have four or more GCSE/”O” Level subjects at grade C or above
  • Have a formal Apprenticeship or craft equivalent and with experience, or have come from a City & Guilds/NVQ level 2 equivalent
  • Have IOSH / NEBOSH qualification
  • Have evidence of continuing professional development
  • Have four years multi-skilled proven maintenance experience including joinery, electrics, PAT testing, plumbing and painting and decorating
  • Have experience of managing staff and budget management

This vacancy has no closing date. Applications will be considered as and when received, therefore this vacancy may close early if a suitable applicant is found. 

If you would like to download a detailed job description and person specification in Microsoft Word click here

If after reading the job description you require further information please contact Helen Eadington, Director of Corporate Services on 01912850063 or heleneadington@stoswaldsuk.org

Want to find out more about why working in a Hospice could be the best job you've ever had?

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This role is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

As a responsible healthcare organisation we must do our utmost to ensure the wellbeing and safety of our patients, staff and volunteers. Therefore, in line with government guidance, we actively encourage vaccination as the most important defence against the virus.  Following interview, successful candidates will be asked to declare their Covid-19 vaccination status.

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Disability Confident Committed Employer

St Oswald’s is committed to equality and diversity and is an inclusive employer. We welcome applications from people of all ages, disability/non-disability, ethnicities, genders, religions, sexualities, transgender status, and cultural backgrounds.

We are a Disability Confident Committed Employer and will offer interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification.

Please note in situations where we experience high-volume, seasonal and high-peak times, we will endeavour to meet this commitment but may have to limit the overall number of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people. For more details please go to the Disability Confident website.

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