The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust can offer you great career prospects and a fantastic lifestyle. Situated in one of the most attractive parts of the country with dramatic countryside and bustling towns, the Trust is about to embark on a major capital investment programme (up to £312m) to upgrade its estate and create state of the art medical facilities, and has a culture of supportive friendly teams, providing excellent professional NHS job development opportunities.
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.
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 Royal Shrewsbury Hospital site, along with several other outlying sites.
You will lead the Estates maintenance team and will assist the Head of 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.
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.
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 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 and Water Safety.
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.