Non Clinical - Estates Operations Manager

  • Department Support Services
  • Salary £47,126.00 – £53,219 per annum
  • Closing Date 06/12/2021
  • Location Princess Royal Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8a
  • Job ref 223-EOM-908
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time

Job overview

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.

You will ensure compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act, and associated Statutory Regulations that are applicable to the position, with suitable training and support. In addition you will act as an Authorised/Responsible Person for a number of specialised building and engineering services, such as Medical Gases, Water Safety, Decontamination and Ventilation etc.

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. 

Main duties of the job

You will lead the Estates maintenance team and will assist the Head of Operational Estates with the management of the Estates Hard FM infrastructure and the wider Estates function, to provide a high quality, proactive and responsive maintenance and repair service for the Trust.

In addition to this you will be required to work with a broad range of stakeholders, including members of the Clinical Divisions and Corporate Departments, Consultants and Contractors who are external to the organisation, Statutory Bodies, NHS Agencies and members of the public to ensure that the Trust’s objectives are met in a safe and efficient manner.

You will ensure that the environment including all buildings and facilities are compliant, safe and fit for purpose, for patients and staff including relatives and visitors.

As a strong people manager and someone who continually seeks improvement, you will be passionate about the provision of high quality care and be committed to our values with an ability to inspire, motivate and empower those around you.

Working for our organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS 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.

As an experienced Estates Operations Manager, you will play a key role in helping to shape the future of the Estates maintenance service within the Directorate and will have managerial, professional and technical responsibility for the operational estates service at The Princess Royal Hospital, along with several other outlying sites.

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, or equivalent plus specialist knowledge acquired through postgraduate courses, and experience to masters equivalent level in a building services/engineering related discipline
Suitable IT Skills e.g. MS Word & Excel /CAFM systems
Committed to continuous management/professional development e.g. Authorised Person training to develop competence in areas such as Decontamination

Desirable criteria

Certificate/Diploma in Management Studies or equivalent
Accredited H&S training e.g. NEBOSH Certificate or IOSH Managing Safely
Possess or working towards Chartered Status or membership of a professional Institution, such as IHEEM

Experience & Knowledge

Essential criteria

Operational maintenance management in a complex organisation to meet statutory H&S standards
Experience of managing hospital engineering systems in healthcare premises, and HTM requirements
Substantial experience of managing building and engineering maintenance staff, plus Contractors
Conversant with best practice methods of maintenance works, services procurement and contract management
Financial control of an estates operations budget
Broad understanding of national and local NHS policies and initiatives affecting engineering and building services within the healthcare environment

Desirable criteria

Significant experience of managing organisational change & service improvement in a Trade Unionised environment

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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