Non Clinical - Director of Estates

  • Department Finance Director Management Team
  • Salary £99,891.00 – £114,949 per annum
  • Closing Date 10/12/2023
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital with cross site working expected at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 9
  • Job ref 223-DOE-417
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

We are looking for an exceptional Director of Estates to join our team at The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH).

Main duties of the job

The Director of Estates will have overall responsibility for a large estates and hard facilities management function, managing all internal and external relationships. As such, the post holder will be required to capture and promote sharing of best practice on a regional and national basis embedding best practice operationally at site level. The post holder will also be expected to develop innovative and commercial opportunities to improve the estate working in partnership with a range of external parties, including local authorities.

This is an exciting opportunity to play a pivotal leadership role in an ambitious Trust. As such, we are seeking an experienced professional with a proven track record of overseeing estates in large and complex organisations. The successful candidate will have a deep commitment to integration, with a clear understanding of how to navigate new ways of working, and a resolute focus on delivery to help shape the future of the Estates directorate for SaTH. The ideal candidate will be a true leader who can engage with key individuals at all levels of an organisation and possess the communication skills to influence and win trust through a values-driven approach.

Working for your organisation

SaTH is the main provider of acute hospital services for around half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.  We are an organisation striving to provide high quality, safe care for the communities we serve, whilst ensuring our staff feel valued and have the best possible work experience.  The journey of quality improvement is well underway and managed through our ‘Getting to Good’ programme, but we must continue to make the improvements in care as swiftly as possible, and to ensure they are embedded and enduring.  Our Director of Estates will be fundamental to this goal by creating a safe, effective and healthy estate and ensure the right results for the people that matter most – our patients and their families. Against this landscape, there is no better time to join SaTH.

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from under-represented groups, including disabled people and members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, to improve the diversity of experience within our senior leadership team.

For an informal and confidential conversation about this role please contact Brendan Davies at our executive search partner, Hunter Healthcare, at or on 07585 356985.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to candidate pack for further information on the role, to include person specification.

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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