The successful applicant will be 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).
The successful applicant will have a positive can do attitude and be able to demonstrate flexibility and initiative when dealing with a wide range of engineering/building services, providing team leadership and co-ordination to achieve a high standard of productivity and workmanship in the most cost effective manner.
*Previous applicants need not apply*
Main duties of the job
An Estates Assistant Manager 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.
You will ensure compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act, and associated Statutory Regulations that are applicable to the to the position, with suitable training and support.
Applicants should possess professional knowledge acquired through a degree or equivalent plus specialist knowledge acquired through post-graduate courses, and experience to masters equivalent level in a building services/engineering related discipline. This will be supplemented by having worked previously in the NHS or similar organisation, and preferably with evidence of management development and formal Health and Safety training.
Working for our organisation
The Trust has a vision for the future that puts the patient at the heart of everything we do and is guided by the principles and values about which we care deeply. In line with this vision, the Estates Directorate are seeking a highly committed professional to join our team.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
Professional knowledge acquired through degree and specialist training, or equivalent level of knowledge acquired through City and Guilds Engineering courses, with demonstrable supplementary technical and management experience
Accredited Health and Safety training e.g. NEBOSH Certificate, IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent
Suitable IT Skills e.g. MS Word & Excel /CAFM e.g. Micad
Committed to continuous management/professional development e.g. Authorised Person training to develop competence in areas such as Electrical/Water Safety
Certificate/Diploma in Management Studies or equivalent
Possess or working towards Chartered Status or membership of a professional Institution, such as IHEEM
Operational maintenance management in a complex organisation to meet statutory H&S standards
Extensive experience of managing building and engineering maintenance staff, plus Contractors
Conversant with methods of maintenance works and services procurement and contract management
Budgetary control of an estates operations budget
Experience of managing hospital engineering systems in healthcare premises, and HTM requirements
Significant experience of managing organisational change and service improvement in a Trade Unionised environment
Able to deal with multiple complex issues and take the lead in the event of operational failures and incidents
Good Communication/Presentation Skills
Smart Appearance and articulate