Electrical Technician-Great Western Hospital

Swindon | Other

Electrical Technician


Great Western Hospital, Swindon


Full time - 37.5 hours per week. Mon-Fri 0730 - 1900 hours.  On call weekend rota.


Salary - £30,000 - £32,000 depending on experience basic plus Serco benefits.


Main Purpose:


To provide safe and efficient maintenance of the electrical services and equipment within the hospital as directed by Estates Supervisors and Management


Main Accountabilities: 


  • To carry out reactive repairs, fault finding, servicing commissioning and maintenance to a wide range of Services, Plant and Equipment i.e. UPS, LV Switch frames, HV Network and other equipment within all areas of the Hospital as directed by Supervisors or Managers.
  • Plan and schedule major interruptions, maintenance activities, co-ordinate work of contractors.
  • Provide detailed impact assessments and risks for significant shutdowns and operations to the Management Team for consideration and sharing with key stakeholders.
  • Analysis and diagnosis of faults in complex, multi-faceted equipment.
  • To carry out Planned Preventive Maintenance to a wide range of Plant and Equipment.
  • To work in accordance with all relevant Serco Policies & Procedures, Workplace Regulations and Best Practice Guidelines.
  • To take a proactive approach to the development and review of Health & Safety systems, work instructions and working practices.
  • To work in a safe and responsible manner with full regard for own and other's safety at all times.
  • Be prepared to develop and mentor others within the team.
  • Be prepared to train and develop Apprentices and Trainees as appropriate and directed.
  • To attend work in compliance with the Computerised Time & Attendance System.
  • To use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required.
  • To be prepared to attend work or work beyond expected finishing time in exceptional circumstances, as requested by Supervisors or Managers.
  • Communicate to Supervisors or Managers unrepaired faults or defects or requirements for Spare Parts.
  • To attend on-site and off-site training as required.
  • To be aware of how the Technician Role influences Serco's GWH Contract.
  • Contract and the wider company objectives.
  • Be prepared to take on Authorised Person Duties which could include but not limited to High Voltage, Low Voltage, Lifts, Confined spaces (All training will be provided) .
  • Requirement to work shifts covering Monday - Sunday to cover on site operational hours of 7:00 - 19:00.
  • Be part of an on-call rota from 19:00 - 07:00.



What you will need for the role:


  • Level 3 NVQ · 18th Edition BS7671
  • Portable Appliance Testing
  • Electrical to Mechanical Conversion - preferable
  • BS 2391 / 2 Electrical inspection & Testing - preferable
  • Member of appropriate technical body
  • HTM 06 02 LV AP Training (or JSP eqv.) - desirable
  • HTM 06 03 HV AP Training (or JSP eqv.) - desirable
  • Proven experience of working in a similar environment
  • Knowledge and understanding of Electrical Building Services
  • Good communication and customer service skills


What we offer 


  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme. 
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays. 
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Simply Health Plans, and more. 
  • Access to a huge range of discounts and exclusive deals such as Merlin Attractions, Mobile Phone discounts, Cinema discounts, Leisure, and Hospitality discounts. 
  • A fantastic culture and supportive team where you'll get the chance to make a positive difference in a company passionate about diversity and inclusion. 
  • Company discounts which include cinema, merlin entertainment and online shopping and discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships. 
  • Interesting and enjoyable work. 
  • Committed to professional and personal development with a wide range of training and coaching opportunities to expand your capabilities. 



About Serco
At Serco, not only is the nature of the work we do important, everyone has an important role to play, from caring for vulnerable people to managing complex public services.  We are a team of 50,000 people responsible for delivering essential public services around the world in areas including defence, transport, justice, immigration, healthcare and citizen services. We are innovators, committed to redesigning and improving public services for the benefit of everyone.

By joining Serco you will have unlimited access to our Global Employee Networks - SercoInspire (Gender), SercoEmbrace (Multicultural), SercoUnlimited (Disability) and In@Serco (LGBT & Networks). Serco Employee Networks, led by colleagues who are passionate about diversity, inclusion and belonging. 

Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 

At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. We operate a hybrid work structure in many of our business areas. We are proudly Disability Confident Leader employers and holder of the Gold Inclusive Employer Standard. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview.  For help with your application please contact 0345 010 4000.

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31/07/2024 01:15:00
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