Non Clinical - Head of Operational Estates

  • Department Head of Operational Estates
  • Salary £52,306 - £60,983 per annum
  • Closing Date 21/05/2019
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 8b
  • Job ref 223-EHO-215
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time 37.5 hours per week
  • Contact Dave Thomas - Interim Associate Director of Estates
  • Email
  • Telephone 01743 261000 ext 2442

This is a fantastic opportunity and a great time to join our Estates team and be part of a new and exciting journey for our two hospitals, with the Trust about to embark on a major capital investment programme of up to £312m to upgrade its estate, and create state of the art medical facilities, developed in conjunction with our Clinicians. 

The role will be pivotal in developing our Trust and the Estates Department for the future and the Trust that has a culture of supportive friendly teams that are passionate about patient care and provides excellent professional NHS career development opportunities.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is situated on one of the most attractive parts of the country with dramatic countryside and bustling towns with excellent schools, and can offer a fantastic lifestyle for the successful applicant.

As a Trust, our aim is to always put patients at the heart of everything we do and in order to meet this we have a set of Trust values developed by our staff for us to follow; Together we Achieve; Proud to Care; We Value Respect; Make it Happen.  In line with this vision, the Estates Directorate are seeking a highly committed and experienced professional engineering manager to join our team who will play a key role in helping to shape and develop the Trust's estates asset management programme, maintenance and repair service and include you having managerial, professional and technical responsibility for the operational estates services which are delivered across all of the Trust premises.

You will lead and develop the Estates maintenance teams at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital (Telford) sites and will support the Associate Director of Estates with the management of the Trust's 'Hard FM' infrastructure and the wider Estates function, so as to provide a high quality, compliant, proactive and responsive maintenance and repair service for the Trust.

You will ensure that the healthcare environment, including all buildings, engineering systems and grounds are safe and compliant with all relevant legislation and healthcare guidance, well maintained within the agreed budget, fit for purpose, available for their intended use, and provide the best possible patient experience.

As a strong people manager and someone who continually seeks improvement, you will be passionate about the provision of high quality facilities for our patients and staff and be committed to our values with the ability to inspire, motivate and empower those around you - with a positive can do attitude.  You will be able to demonstrate flexibility and initiative when dealing with a wide range of engineering/ building services and will also provide team leadership and co-ordination to achieve a high standard of productivity and workmanship, delivering the operational estates services in the most cost effective manner.

In addition with suitable training and support you will act as the lead Authorised/ Responsible Person for a number of specialised building and engineering services, such as Decontamination, Water Systems, Asbestos and Fire Management.

Applicants should possess professional knowledge acquired through a degree or equivalent plus specialist knowledge gained through post-graduate courses and have experience to a Masters equivalent level in building services/ engineering related discipline.  This will be supplemented preferably by having worked previously in the NHS or a similar complex organisation, with evidence of management development and formal Health and Safety training.

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