Estates - Assistant Estates Operations Manager (Decontamination SSD)

  • Department Estates (QBP)
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 14/07/2024
  • Location Queensway Business Park
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-ASO-375
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

Responsible for an engineering and building maintenance section of the Trust, which includes first-line day to-day management responsibility for providing an efficient, effective, and patient focused maintenance and repair service, within the allocated budgets, using Directly Employed Labour (DEL) and Contractors, who together are involved in the upkeep of the buildings, engineering systems, roadways, footpaths and grounds at the designated site(s).

Acts as Authorised Person/Responsible Officer in relation to specific maintenance responsibilities e.g. medical gases, specialised ventilation, electrical safety, water safety and/or decontamination equipment. Maintains, operates and reviews Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) programmes and through the implementation of suitable operational work plans ensures that buildings, plant and equipment are maintained to the appropriate NHS and statutory standards in order to deliver a high quality care environment for the Trust’s patients.

Continually reviews and revises as necessary operational procedures and working practices as an aid to the continuous improvement of the maintenance and repair services within his/her remit, so as to ensure the efficient and economic maintenance and operation of engineering and building services, fabric, plant and equipment.

Main duties of the job

  • Manages both Directly Employed Labor and Contractors to ensure the operational effectiveness of the planned preventive and reactive (repairs) maintenance services for all Trust buildings, engineering plant and equipment, and grounds. 
  • First-line management responsibility for own in-house maintenance team and ensures that managerial/technical responsibilities and objectives for the team members managed are clearly defined and that members of the maintenance team are developed and supported to make an effective contribution to the corporate objectives of the Trust, and delivery of the day-to-day maintenance service for the benefit of the Trust’s patients.
  • Responsible for the implementation of local operational plans and work programs for the Estates maintenance function, which support the Trust’s business plans.
  • Contributes to the agreement and implementation of service and financial objectives for the areas under control.
  • Assists the Estates Operations Manager and finance colleagues with the budget setting process, to ensure that adequate resources are made available to maintain the estate in a safe condition, which is compliant with Statutory and Healthcare standards.
  • Responsible for managing the delegated budgets and controlling expenditure, including the achievement of any agreed cost improvement targets. 

Working for your organisation

Join us at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, where our passion for excellence drives everything we do.

We're on a mission to provide high quality, safe care to our patients, in an environment our incredible staff are proud to work in.

Our vision, 'To provide excellent care for the communities we serve,' is not just a statement; it's a promise we live by every day. Guided by our core Values - Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, and Trusted - we're determined to make a real difference in the lives of those who matter most: our patients and their families.

If you're ready to be part of a team that's dedicated to continuous improvement, come join us and let's make a difference together!

The estates department is a small team of dedicated multiskilled engineers, the dynamic is often routine but can also be fast paced and no two days are the same.  We have an open, supportive and collaborative culture built on trust where each team member brings unique skills and perspectives.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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