The closing date for this job has now passed.

Job reference: 142025
Salary: Band 4 (£27,598 - £30,019)
Job closing date: 28/03/2023
Job Type: Support Services
Location: Western Isles Hospital
Employment type: Permanent
Hours Per Week: 37.5
Job posted date: 14/03/2023
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Western Isles
Department: Works

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Maintenance Craftworker - Electrician

Band 4 Salary £25,914 - £28,187 ​​​​​​​ per annum 

Plus £3,754 annual Recruitment & Retention Premium

Plus Distant Islands Allowance of £1,201 per annum

Plus On Call Allowance £189 plus overtime ( on call rota is 1 week in 7)

​​​​​​​27 days annual leave rising to 33 days plus 8 public holidays  

2022 inflationary pay increase pending awaiting agreement

37.5 hours per week

Permanent Post

The Maintenance Craftworker (Electrical) will be part of a multi-skilled team within the Estates Department.  The role involves planned maintenance, testing, diagnosis and repair of electrical installations, electrical equipment and installing/altering building electrical systems. The role involves the participation in an out of hours emergency service covering Lewis & Harris through an on-call rota, currently 1 week in 7. On call allowance and overtime for the additional half day shifts (Sat & Sun Morning) during the on-call week is paid for the week you are on call, plus any call outs.

​​​​​​​The successful candidate will need to achieve the Mandatory Induction Standards for Healthcare Support Workers and comply with the Code of Conduct within three months of full time employment or up to six months for part time workers. For further information see

For further information on this post please contact: Kenny Macleod, Maintenance Supervisor Kenny.macleod@nhs.scot01851 704 704

Additional  benefits  of  working  for  NHS  Western  Isles

  • Enhanced rates of pay for evening and weekend working. Benefits include a standard working week of 37.5 hours, with pay enhancements to reward weekends, nights and overtime working. This ranges from time plus 88% to time plus 30% depending on your pay band and shifts you work.
  • Generous annual leave entitlements.  Between 35 and 41 days leave entitlement (inclusive of public holidays) depending on length of service
  • Automatic enrolment in the NHS Pension Scheme
  • A Carer Positive employer with access to paid special leave
  • Generous occupational sick pay and maternity leave provisions. 
  • Policies that enhance your wellbeing and work-life balance including with promotion of flexible working and access to paid special leave.

The successful applicant wil be required to register with the PVG Scheme (Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme).  This post is not  eligible for relocation expenses. All NHS Western Isles vacancies appear on the NHS Scotland website:    along  with  a  job  description.

Any  further  queries  please  contact  Tel:  01851  762027

Closing Date 28th March 2023


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