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Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

A great team seeks a new leader… we are seeking an enthusiastic facilities professional to lead the hotel services departments within the Trust. The Head of Facilities will ensure the delivery of high quality soft FM services and drive change to meet the challenges within a modern hospital.

The Head of Facilities will have significant experience of working within the soft FM environment and will be responsible for ensuring compliance with relevant guidance and legislation including cleaning standards in accordance with the Health Act.

You will be responsible for the operational management, planning, performance, service improvement and development of the soft FM services. These services include; porters, domestics, catering, security, transport, waste, equipment library and linen. You will work closely with the Divisional management team and the Executive directors to ensure that soft FM service plans are in place and adequate resources exist to ensure the provision of professional, safe and high quality services.

As a senior manager within the Trust you will be expected to work autonomously and provide expert opinion within your areas of professional responsibility. The next few years are going to offer significant changes and potential challenges within the service, the ability to embrace change and have a “can do” attitude will be key requirements for success in this role.

Informal enquiries and visits are both encouraged and welcome. Please contact Karen Beard-Jones, PA to Richard Baird (Divisional Director, Diagnostics and Infrastructure)) via email on , or phone on 01244 362267.

Closing date: 16th February 2018

Interviews week commencing: 5th March 2018

Salary: £40,428 to £48,514 pa
Closing Date: 16/02/18
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University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

University Hospitals of North Midlands is going through an exciting period of change and development to support delivery of our vision and strategic objectives. Although the Trust is facing significant financial challenges, we are making major investments in the environment, updating infrastructure.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced dynamic individual to join University Hospitals of North Midlands as an Estates & Facilities Compliance Manager working within the Estates, Facilities & PFI Divisional team. This posts offer an excellent opportunity for an experienced compliance manager to join the existing Estates, Facilities & PFI Divisional team within the Governance, Safety and Compliance Directorate to help the Trust achieve its vision of service provision improvement through working together, being compassionate, safe and improving.

You will be expected to work closely with a wide range of managers and staff from different disciplines including the Estates operational maintenance team, design consultants, external validators, Divisional Management Senior Team and NHSE and NHSi to deliver compliance systems and processes to support the Division in delivering a high standard of patient care.

Please apply if you :-

• Are a professionally qualified NHS compliance manager
• Have experience of delivering estates compliance within an NHS organisation.
• Have experience of working within a busy environment to strict deadlines
• Have the necessary skills to work as an estates and facilities compliance manager within a team thriving to improve
• Have significant knowledge and experience of working with HTM’S, ERIC PAM and CAAS systems
• Have the drive to lead estates and facilities compliance and improve estates and facilities performance KPIs
•Have a post graduate qualification to Masters Level / specialist knowledge & experience to Masters
•Have a Health & Safety IOSH / NEBOSH diploma
•Have process mapping, demand and capacity and change management techniques.
•Have knowledge of health service management, including change management and integration and business continuity development plan skills.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further details / informal visits contact
Nan Sharp - Head of Corporate Affairs, Estates, Facilities and PFI Division
Tel: 01782 676670 E mail:
Estates, Facilities & PFI Division
Old Infirmary Site
Royal Stoke University Hospital

Salary: £31,696 - £41,787 pa pro rata
Closing Date: 21/01/18
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City Hospitals Independent Commercial Enterprises Ltd

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right candidate to fill the position of Estates Officer to join City Hospitals Independent Commercial Enterprises Ltd. (CHoICE).

The post holder will be responsible for the day to day operational engineering activities with respect to BMS, door access, Central Alarms, staff attack, Backtraq. The post holder will be responsible for the technical, managerial, supervision of specialist contract staff in carrying out day to day activities on all trust premises associated with Systems and Controls.

CHoICE provide all hard and soft facility services to City Hospital Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (CHSFT) and is a wholly owned subsidiary company of the Trust.

City Hospital Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust has 2 main sites – Sunderland Royal Hospital and Sunderland Eye Infirmary with around 904 acute beds and 5000 employees. CHSFT serve a local community of around 350,000 residents, but this increases to a population as great as 860,000 due to an increasing range of more specialist services provided to patients outside the immediate area on a sub-regional basis. CHSFT also provide a substantial range of community based services, particularly within family care and therapy services.

The Engineering Team of 45 directly employed staff forms part of the Estates and Facilities services within City Hospitals Independent Commercial Enterprises Ltd. The Team provides planned/reactive maintenance, and emergency services 24/7 365 days a year to all CHSFT buildings as well as minor installation services. Utilising craftsmen across all building disciplines, we ensure that the Trust’s buildings are fit for purpose and compliant with current legislation.


Operating as an Estates Officer you will be expected to organise your daily workload ensuring you complete the tasks in the given priorities and provide technical support services for the reactive/planned maintenance work in a variety of settings to ensure compliance with all statutory requirements. You will carry out maintenance requests in an efficient and effective manner to support the successful delivery of a customer focused estate maintenance service for the Trust. Performing routine duties with the minimum of supervision, you will have a flexible and positive approach to change, and have the ability to deal with new situations as they arise passing on relevant knowledge to colleagues. This role requires excellent communication skills as you will be liaising directly with clinical and non-clinical staff and service users. The post holder will be expected to lead by example and have a strong commitment to delivering a professional estate service.

The successful applicant must have widespread knowledge of repair, installation and maintenance of controls of all plant and equipment in accordance with good practice guides, relevant statutory legislation and codes of practice, preferably gained in a healthcare environment. In addition, the candidate should also have good knowledge of electrical and mechanical services in respect to controls systems.

You will be expected to work across both electrical and mechanical disciplines. The post holder may be expected to participate in on call rota for out of hours emergencies, covering all properties maintained by the Trust. A full UK driving licence is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

Salary: £35,600 pa
Closing Date: 23/01/18
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Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust

Salary: £63,134 to £75,637 per annum, all inclusive
Closing Date: 04/02/18
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Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust

Salford Royal Foundation Trust in association with Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking applications from high calibre senior estates and facilities leaders to join the newly-established Group Capital, Estates and Facilities Teams to shape and support the development of an exciting new hospital group model across Salford and the North-east sector of Greater Manchester.


Three positions are available and are based at:

    • Salford Royal Hospital


    • North Manchester General Hospital


    • Royal Oldham Hospital

You will work jointly, reporting to the Group Associate Director of Estates and Group Associate Director of Facilities will play a key role as member of the site senior leadership team as well as supporting the development of standardised, efficient service strategies to support the four Care Organisations (Fairfield General/Rochdale Infirmary, Salford Royal, The Royal Oldham and North Manchester General) and community estate.

You will have responsibility for leading and developing the Estates and Facilities teams for your site and for the development of new Group wide, efficient and reliable estates and facilities service together with the management of the Estates Hard FM infrastructure Facilities Soft FM service, to provide a high quality, proactive and responsive service to all stakeholders.

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

You will support the development and implementation of strategic plans and business plans for the Estates and Facilities function, ensuring that services are offered to the highest standard, run smoothly, efficiently and economically in a way which meets all regulatory and healthcare requirements.

You must have significant senior experience in a complex provider organisation, including regular exposure at director level. You will also be able to demonstrate a strong track record of working with multiple stakeholders to support and deliver strategic and operational plans, and of successfully managing operational performance in a complex healthcare environment.

You will be a proven leader with ability to drive forward change and develop the estates and facilities workforce, culture, strategy and structure.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on 15th February 2018.

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups, individuals with disabilities and women are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Andrew Montgomery


0161 206 3240




Rob Jepson


0161 206 4109

Salary: £56,665 - £69,168
Closing Date: 31/01/18
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Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT) is one of the biggest Mental Health NHS Foundation Trusts in the country; we are a newly merged organisation previously known as 'SEPT' and 'NEP'. We provide integrated care including mental health, learning disability, and social care and community services to culturally and economically diverse communities across Bedfordshire, Essex and Suffolk. We employ approximately 7,000 people and work with a wide range of partners 'Working to Improve Lives'.


Unlike acute hospital services, Community Health Services, mental health and learning disability services are mainly provided in community settings with defined geographical localities. As a result we operate from various locations across Bedfordshire, Essex and Suffolk


Our approach to recruitment is values based and applicants must be able to demonstrate the Trust's corporates values and behaviours which are Open, Compassionate and Empowering.


The Estates and Facilities department is a busy environment with a friendly team that takes on a wide variety of challenging but interesting work.


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated and professional individual to join a fast paced and dynamic team supporting the Estates, Facilities and Property services and providing business management, Admin, Financial and Quality management expertise.


The post holder will be responsible for the development, implementation and management of a quality management system for the Estates and Facilities functions. The post holder will lead on the provision of all Estates, Facilities and Property information for all clinical service bids and negotiations for new contracts. This will include details of all costs relating to the E & F properties working to identify suitable accommodation.


The post holder will be responsible for the collation and management of Estates and Facilities returns including PLACE; ERIC; Board Assurance Reports and other Estates and Facilities returns as appropriate.


Your range of skills will include a high level of attention to detail, the ability to respond to challenging issues and opportunities. You should be able to effectively prioritise own workload and that of others, have strong operational planning skills and be a confident and effective communicator.


The post will be based at Pride House, Christy Close, Basildon, Essex, SS15 6EA. There may be the opportunity to work from the Estates and Facilities office in Colchester one or possibly two days a week.


If you would like to find out more about this post, please contact Ian Crockett on 01268 407760.


Closing date for applications: 31st October 2017


Salary: £40,428 - £48,514
Closing Date: 30/11/-1
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