An extremely vital and varied group of staff who really do make sure RWT can be the best it can be. There are so many different types of roles; it’s difficult to know where to start. There are a lot of well-known roles such as porters and housekeeping but not many know what we recruit both plumbers and elections.
RWT, and the NHS in general, also has some fantastic unique engineering, clinical technology and nuclear medicine opportunities. Find out more about these roles below:
Robert Wainwright: Maintenance Assistant - Electrical
I started working for New Cross Hospital in July 2019. In October 2020 I started college to complete my City & Guilds 5357 in Electrical Installation and Maintenance to become a qualified Electrician.
I find my career working for the RWH Trust very rewarding knowing I am part of a team and we make a difference.
Each day is different from changing lamps to installing new equipment and testing fire alarms.
The Estates Department here at the RWH has given me the support to progress in my career from learning and working with colleagues and going to college. Training is also provided in-house here at the RWH Trust.
The RWH is a large site to cover and you can be at one side of the hospital and then get another call at the other side which in itself is challenging but also rewarding knowing that we are attending jobs that will help someone.
It’s a varied role working for Estates doing different jobs every single day.
The Estates department have arrange of opportunities and really supportive for progression in the Trust.
The next steps for me is to qualify as an Electrician and progress my career here at the RWH.
Andrew Griffiths: Building and Grounds Operative
I started at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trist at New Cross Hospital in 2015 as a Maintenance Assistant. Since then I have been made up to a Building Operative.
This is sometimes challenging but a very rewarding career as I know that my job impacts on the everyday running of the hospital and makes a huge difference to patient care and wellbeing, whether this means responding to a critical emergency such as gaining access to a failed lock on a controlled drugs cupboard for medication that’s urgently required, to fitting a new kitchen on a ward so that patient meals can be prepared more efficiently, the Trust has recently established an urgent response team to which I undertake most of the Carpentry aspects. This gives me a huge variety of different tasks and makes no two days the same.
Callum Maloney: Mechanical Maintenance Assistant
I joined the Trust in 2017 as a Mechanical Maintenance Assistant in the Engineering Section in the Estates Department. Previous to NHS I completed an apprenticeship and gained a NVQ level 2 diploma in Engineering.
Since joining the Trust they have sent me to college to complete a level 2 diploma in plumbing and heating I have also completed a competent person for HVAC.
Normal day involves carrying out service, statutory and breakdown calls. I work on wards, in plantrooms on roof and in loft spaces.
I attend calls to repair and fit toilets, sinks, showers baths and also have to investigate any leaks that are reported to the Helpline.
As part of my daily duties we can be asked to work on the hot and cold water systems, ventilation and steam, PPM’s and heating.
It is a varied job and never 2 days are the same.
I do work on my own and also part of a team when needed, I do enjoy working here at the Estates department in the RWH Trust and hope with further training I will be able to move to a higher position.
Adam Loftus: Estates Maintenance Worker Specialist - Ventilation
I started working the Estates department at the RWH in 2014 as a Maintenance Assistant. Over the years I have worked my way through from and Band 2 to a band 5.
Whilst working for Estates I have been to college and completed a Level 2 and Level 3 JTL.
My day to day duties are varied and include:
- Arranging annual cleans by liaising with Ward and Theatre Managers
- Completing monthly checks
- Chlorine dosing – checking stations and fixing issues and cleaning alarms
- Help out in the ECD department
- Weekly water tests on Wassenberg Scope machines
- Arranging critical ventilation verifications
- Reading reports and creating jobs
- Completing re-work jobs from reports
- Weekly meter readings around site (water, gas, steam oil)
- Fixing heating and ventilation issues around site
- Arranging overtimes for the workforce
I also work out of hours as I attend site at night to assist contractors with the ventilation verifications on areas such as Theatres when they need to be done out of hours.