Senior Trade

$83,597 - $89,398 yearly
  • ACT Government
  • ACT Government Offices, London Circuit, Canberra ACT, Australia
  • 02 Aug, 2022
Full time Facilities, Real Estate, and Property Medical, Health, and Social Work Transportation Services

Job Description

Classification: Senior Building Trade
Salary: $83,597 - $89,398 plus superannuation
Position No: 58182 - 024LK
Directorate: Canberra Health Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 01 August 2022
Contact Officer: Stephen French on or 0421 876 764

Our Vision: creating exceptional health care together
Our Role: to be a health service that is trusted by our community
Our Values: Reliable, Progressive, Respectful and Kind


Canberra Health Services (CHS) is focussed on the delivery of high quality, effective, person-centred care. It provides acute, sub-acute, primary, and community‐based health services, to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) and surrounding region. More information can be found on the CHS website:

Infrastructure and Health Support Services, a division of Canberra Health Services, are responsible for:

  • Capital project delivery;
  • Facilities Management;
  • Domestic and Environmental Services;
  • Food Services;
  • Sterilising Services;
  • Security Services; and
  • Fleet Management.

The Infrastructure and Health Support Services, Facilities Management Division, is responsible for planned and reactive maintenance, asset management, utilities and contracts and leasing for the Canberra Health Services property portfolio across the ACT.

The Senior Plumber will report to the Facilities Operations Manager and will be responsible for supervision activities of the plumbing workshop, providing direction to workshop trade staff and scheduling of work in accordance with priorities established by the Facilities Operations Manager at the Canberra Hospital.

The Senior Plumber will have a unique understanding of the responsibilities and accountabilities of the role, being able to work collaboratively across a range of areas in CHS. The incumbent will provide outstanding leadership, communicate professionally and work with flexibility, efficiency, and diplomacy both individually and as part of a complex team effort.


CHS is committed to workforce diversity and to creating an inclusive workplace. As part of this commitment, we welcome applications from all diversity groups. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with disability and people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, or Questioning (LGBTIQ) are particularly encouraged to apply.

Behavioural Capabilities

  • Adaptability and flexibility to accommodate change and provide responsive services to meet clients’ needs
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain relationships across Canberra Health Services and relevant external stakeholders
  • An organised approach to work, managing competing priorities and attention to detail on work undertaken.

Position Requirements/Qualifications:


  • Trade certificate - Plumber
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in their qualified trade
  • Possession of or eligible to obtain ACT Plumbing licences (if relevant)
  • Asbestos awareness training
  • General induction white card
  • CHS is leading the drive to digitally transform health service delivery in Australia through the implementation of a territory wide Digital Health Record. Computer literacy skills are required which are relevant to this role as you will be responsible for completing required documentation and becoming a proficient user of the Digital Health Record and/or other Information Technology systems; once proficient, you will need to remain current with changes, updates and contingencies.


  • Minimum 1 year experience in a leadership and management position and/or formal qualifications in leadership and management.
  • Confined Space training or willingness to participate in an employer-sponsored course within the first 12 months of employment.
  • Working at Heights training or willingness to participate in an employer-sponsored course within the first 12 months of employment.
  • Hold a current drivers’ licence.
  • Have an understanding of how the National Standards and Quality Health Service (NSQHS) indicators align with this role.
  • Fulfil the responsibilities of this role as detailed in the CHS Exceptional Care Framework, Clinical Governance Framework, Partnering With Consumers Framework and all other related frameworks.

Prior to commencement successful candidates will be required to:

  • Undergo a pre-employment National Police Check.

For more information on this position and how to apply "click here"

Job Closing Date

18 Aug, 2022