Non Clinical - Assistant Estates Operations Manager

  • Department Assistant Estates Operations Manager
  • Salary £31,365.00 – £37,890 per annum
  • Closing Date 18/06/2021
  • Location The Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-TEM-640-A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

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.

Person specification


Essential criteria

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

Desirable criteria

Certificate/Diploma in Management Studies or equivalent
Possess or working towards Chartered Status or membership of a professional Institution, such as IHEEM


Essential criteria

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

Desirable criteria

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

Special Aptitudes

Essential criteria

Able to deal with multiple complex issues and take the lead in the event of operational failures and incidents
Good Communication/Presentation Skills

Physical Make-up

Essential criteria

Smart Appearance and articulate

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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