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Apprentice Maintenance Assistant

Apprentice Maintenance Assistant

Closing date: 20th September 2023
Interview date: To be confirmed
Primary Location: Erdington and Selly Park sites
Hours: 37.5 per week, includes time to attend training/development
Salary: Apprentice Rate £21,394 per year

“Happy to talk flexible working”

Birmingham Hospice, formed of Birmingham St Mary’s and John Taylor Hospices, is looking for an Apprentice Maintenance Assistant to join its Facilities Team.

We seek to appoint an enthusiastic individual, to provide proactive and reactive maintenance for our hospice buildings.  You will work in a supportive team, and your role will contribute to ensuring the continual improvement and day to day maintenance, planned preventative maintenance and ongoing maintenance projects, of our facilities, to ensure operational services are efficient and effective.

As part of the role you will be required to complete a wide range of building maintenance works, ranging from redecoration to engineering repairs.

You will be required to assess work, the material and resources required as well as costings.

You will undertake basic grounds maintenance, as well as minor plumbing, and conducting basic vehicle checks on our vehicles.

The role will involve working with a wide range of people including team colleagues, clinical and other hospice colleagues, internal and external stakeholders, volunteers and our patients and their loved ones.

Candidates would ideally have completed (or be close to completing) a recognised building maintenance qualification/apprenticeship at Level 2, with an interest in developing in Level 3. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a wide range of maintenance skills, and must have a full, UK driving licence, to allow for visiting hospice sites to undertake necessary work.

This is an apprentice opportunity and in addition to supporting you with your on the job learning, you will be supported to attend your off the job training, and will be encouraged to participate in our in-house training programmes.

For the right candidate, a permanent position could be available upon the successful completion of the apprenticeship.

If this sounds like the role for you then we’d love to receive your application.

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Birmingham Hospice supports vaccination uptake as this remains the best line of defence against COVID-19.

Individuals joining the charity from the NHS or another hospice, the employee’s continuous previous service with any NHS employer is recognised in respect of pension provision and annual leave.

This is a fantastic opportunity with training opportunities available. We consider staff / team development as a priority.

Candidates can be put off applying for a job when they have caring responsibilities and may not think they can achieve the flexibility they need. We are keen to hear from you, and whilst we can’t accommodate every flexible working request, we’ll try to find a practical solution.

About Us

Birmingham Hospice provides expert palliative and end of life care for people and their families living with a terminal diagnosis.

We believe that all people in Birmingham should have access to the best specialist care and support – when, where and how they need it. Our vision is a future where everyone with a life-limiting illness will live and die with dignity and in comfort. Our mission is to enable more people from all communities to access the care of their choice at the end of life.

During a recent CQC inspection our Erdington site was rated ‘outstanding’, with independent health care regulators highlighting that colleagues and services are caring, responsive and well-led.

Our outstanding teams are passionate about providing the very best care, and patients and their loved ones are at the heart of everything we do.

Our values of kindness, respect, innovation, togetherness, positivity and openness are at the centre of who we are, what we do and how we behave. We pride ourselves on being an inclusive, welcoming, caring and supportive team. We’re offering a competitive salary, with generous holiday allowance, a contribution pension scheme, and a commitment to investing in our people through employee benefits and ongoing professional development.

Diversity and Inclusion

The hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce, representative of the communities it serves. We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring form to help us in this aim.

We value each person as an individual – whether they are colleagues, patients, family members, carers or supporters, every person matters. We embrace diversity of culture, background and environment knowing it enriches our workplace and our relationships with our local communities. We are committed to building a culture of inclusion and belonging. We would love to hear from you, about what makes you uniquely you and how this opportunity will support you to succeed.