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Our Values

  •  W e are KIND
  •  We are OPEN
  •  We pursue EXCELLENCE
  • We are looking for applications from people who share our values to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population

    People for Patients. Our People, our Patients, our Priority

    Job overview

    The role of the BMS Technician is to support the wider operational team in close co-operation with other Estates staff at all levels in the maintenance of the Trust’s buildings and grounds with special emphasis on ensuring a suitable environment for patient care is available at all times.

    The role involves two main areas of work: Building Management Systems management, and an element of Energy Management. The major area will be Building Management Systems (BMS) where the post holder will be expected to ensure that the BMS is maintained in accordance with the department’s Building Management Systems policies.

    The post holder is responsible for maintaining and upgrading the Trust’s Building Management Systems, seeking to measurably improve efficiency of these systems, particularly with regard to energy use.

    The post holder will form part of a multi-disciplined team whose role is to provide the best possible service to York Teaching Hospital NHS Facilities Management (YTHFM).

    Previous Applicants need not apply

    Main duties of the job

    You will also be expected to liaise closely with the Trust Energy Manager for ensuring that energy is monitored and utilised efficiently, you will need to communicate with the Trust Energy Manager and other colleagues via various working groups on a regular basis to determine the long-term strategy of the BMS system throughout all Trust premises.

    To support the maintenance staff in providing an efficient repair and improvement service responsive to the day-to-day need of all Wards and Departments, and where possible, provide an installation input into improvements and adaptations in so far as it relates to the BMS.

    Provide detailed professional and technical advice to staff and contractors on issues that are complex and non-routine.

    As part of the role, you will be expected to attend training courses to ensure they will keep up to date with current statutory and mandatory regulations.

    The post holder will be ultimately responsible for the day-to-day operation of the BMS system.

    Working for our organisation

    York Teaching Hospital Facilities Management LLP (YTHFM LLP) provides a full range of estates and facilities services to York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, together with project management for capital investments. YTHFM LLP is a partnership between York & Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management Limited.

    New starters will be employed by YTHFM and not directly by the NHS but will enjoy the same terms and conditions as NHS staff covered by Agenda for Change. This includes 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) rising to 33 days after 10 years’ service and an award-winning package of staff benefits. .

    YTHFM employees have access to the NHS pension scheme.

    For further information about York Teaching Hospital Facilities Management, type ythfm.co.uk in your internet search bar.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    For more information please see the job description attached

    Armed Forces Friendly Employer

    We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE – Supporting Britain’s Reservists and Employers. This means that York Teaching Hospital has provided its statement of intent to support all Defence personnel and we welcome their application to work for us.

    Disability Confident and Mindful Employer

    The Trust is committed to meeting the needs of employees and applicants with a disability or mental health condition. Our support for these schemes includes encouraging applications from people who are disabled or have a mental health condition, offering adjustments to make our application process accessible.

    Person specification

    Education, Qualifications and Training

    Essential criteria

  • Degree level or one of the following: HNC/HND in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering ONC in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering ONC Endorsement in either Mechanical or Electrical Engineering Or equivalent experience
  • Schneider BMS Systems User
  • Desirable criteria

  • Specialist training in embedded control systems.
  • In depth knowledge of relevant Health Technical Memoranda
  • Experience & Knowledge Required

    Essential criteria

  • 3 Years previous Hospital maintenance management experience or relevant experience in managing Mech/Elec plant & equipment.
  • Working knowledge of Health & Safety. Working knowledge of relevant current legislation and guidance.
  • Advanced level of computer literacy and a willingness to learn and use existing and new computer applications/ bespoke operating systems
  • Skills & Attributes

    Essential criteria

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written, at all levels.
  • Well-developed logical and analytical skills.
  • York Teaching Hospital Facilities Management LLP (YTHFM LLP) provides a full range of estates and facilities services to York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, together with project management for capital investments. YTHFM LLP is a partnership between York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Northumbria Healthcare Facilities Management Limited.

    New starters will be employed by YTHFM and not directly by the NHS, however, they will enjoy the same terms and conditions as NHS staff covered by Agenda for Change. YTHFM employees have access to the NHS pension scheme.

    It’s not just the area that’s a great draw, as well: as a member of our team, a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) rising to 33 days after 10 years’ service and an award-winning package of staff benefits (see link on the right).

    For further information about York Teaching Hospital Facilities Management type ythfm.co.uk in your internet search bar.

    Please note that some of our substantive vacancies may be available on a smaller number of hours than advertised. If you would be interested in applying on this basis, we would encourage you to contact the appointing manager to enquire further.

    DBS Checks

    Please be aware that all new employees starting work with us will be charged for the cost of their DBS check if it is required for the role. The cost will be deducted from your salary either in 1 payment or over a six month period once you start employment. By applying you are agreeing to this undertaking. If you are successful you will be asked to confirm if you wish to pay in one amount or in instalments. The charges are currently £27.68 for a standard check and £44.68 for an enhanced check. The level of check will be determined by the post you are applying for.

    Please note that Volunteers and Bank only staff will not be charged.

    Agile and Flexible Working

    We are committed to helping all staff balance their work with other commitments and have recently launched our new Agile and Flexible Working policy to support this, entitling all staff to request flexible working from day one – for all posts. We encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

    Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

    All our employees have access to a free, confidential counselling and wellbeing support service. Our EAP is available 24/7, 365 days a year.

    A bit more about us and the surrounding area

    North Yorkshire is a fantastic part of the country. It is home to two national parks, a beautiful coastline, and the city of York as mentioned in , has been named the third most ‘cultured’ city in the UK.

    It’s a great place to be and, as the largest provider of healthcare locally, we’re proud to serve 800,000 people.

    It’s not just the area that’s a great draw – as a member of our team, you’ll have a minimum of 27 days annual leave (on top of Bank Holidays) and an

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