Scott - Facilities Porter Supervisor

Who’s this?

Scott and has worked for the NHS from the age of sixteen years’ old is now a Porter Supervisor within the Facilities department, supervising a team of twelve porters in order to deliver the service to patients 24 hours a day, at Trafford General Hospital which forms part of Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT)

What’s the story of their career to date?

Upon leaving school, Scott decided to go to college to complete a qualification in IT, as well as retake his GCSE in English as he did not achieve this whilst at school. Whilst Scott was at college he began working part time as a domestic cleaner in the evenings with the NHS, later becoming full time in this role before progressing onto the position of Domestic Supervisor. Scott was then joined the porter team before successfully securing his current role of Facilities Porter Supervisor

What do they do?

Scott works shifts as part of his role and every day is different and always busy. Scott and his team deliver the portering requirements of the hospital in order to transport patients around the hospital to the many different departments as well as completing furniture movements, looking after medical gases that need to be changed when requested, delivering post and regular bin collections from the wards. Scott’s duties also include managing rotas and annual leave requests for his team as well as arranging external training for staff when needed and carrying out staff appraisals with his team. Scott ensures that new members of his team are trained correctly to enable them to carry out their role to the best of their ability

What’s the best thing about their role?

Scott feels that the best part of his role is being part of a great team and also the fact that patients really appreciate the service that he provides

Where are they going from here?

Scott’s current role fits in well with his family life, however Scott still has aspirations to continue progressing within his career and is looking forward to his future career with the NHS

Where can I go from here?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers & Engagement Hub in partnership with Central Manchester Foundation Trust. If you’d like to find out more about career opportunities and working in the NHS then email us: careers.hub@cmft.nhs.uk or visit our website www.cmft.nhs.uk/GMCareersHub

How does a role like this pay?

The role of Facilities Porter Supervisor normally starts at a Band 2 on the Agenda for Change Pay Scale.

The National Careers Service have a section for Facilities Porter Supervisor where you can find out information about the average pay for the role as well as information about the job and its responsibilities.

Where can I find out more?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers Engagement Hub in partnership with Manchester Universities NHS Foundation Trust (Central & Trafford Sites). If you have questions then feel free to contact us.

You can find out more about this role by visiting the Facilities Porter Supervisor section of the Health Careers website. The site gives information about the role and responsibilities, pay and conditions as well as any qualifications that are required and what the relevant courses or entry requirements are.