Head of Operational Estates

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital logo 

Job reference:    223-SHO-234 


Closing date:    Monday 18 June 2018

Interview date:    Wednesday 4 July 2018 


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 it's 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 job development opportunities.

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's aim is always to put patients at the heart of everything we do and is guided by the principles and Trust values developed by our staff. 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 and 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 and Princess Royal Hospital 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, 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 satff and be committed to our values with the ability to inspire, motivate and empower those around you, with a positive can do attitude. Able to demonstrate flexibility and initiative when dealing with a wide range of engineering/building services, you 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, together with 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 Masters equivalent level in a 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.

For further details, please contact Martin Foster, Associate Director of Estates on 01743 261 456. 

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