Job Title: Director of Estates & Facilities
This post is the professional, organisational, and managerial head of the Estates function and will contribute across the wider spectrum of the Estates and Facilities directorate,
which impact in a critical way on the Trust’s corpora
te objectives. Take a lead role in the development and implementation of the Estates and Facilities Strategy (included in this will be the Directorate’s Service and Workforce Strategies). In conjunction with other disciplines within the directorate; provide a suitable, safe, and compliant environment and infrastructure in which to deliver health care. Identify estates related risks to ensure that all relevant risks are identified and actively managed as per the Trust’s Risk Management Strategy. Constantly review relevant standards to ensure that national directives and statutory obligations are complied with and account is taken of new technologies. Manage the Trusts PFI and ensure the best value through appropriate monitoring. Negotiate and implement appropriate Service Level Agreements and formal contracts for third party organisations as appropriate ensuring that service standards and financial profitability are achieved whilst minimising risk.
8d to 9
Formal Qualifications, education & training required
Degree or equivalent in mechanical and electrical engineering or building with chartered membership of a relevant professional institution
Hold an appropriate management qualification
Essential skills and competencies
- A high degree of interpersonal skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Extensive knowledge and experience of principles, theories, and practices of a wide and technically diverse range of facilities subjects.
- Project management skills and experience of major capital schemes.
- Knowledge of Estates standards guidance and legislation.
- Leadership skills with an ability to motivate large groups of staff.
- Team player.
- Ability to communicate at all levels to ensure individuals have a thorough
- Team Leader and an excellent motivator.
- Ability to perform under pressure.
- Self-motivated with drive, initiative, and flexibility.
- Extensive knowledge of the principles of the Private Finance Initiative and in particular the operational phase of such schemes and the ability to employ that knowledge in the effective provision of services provided to the Trust under the terms of that initiative.
- The ability to communicate effectively as an Associate Director at all levels of the organisation to peers within other directorates and to the Executive director level.
Desirable skills and competencies
Authorised Person – Medical Gas
Authorising Engineer – High Voltage
Authorised Person – Low Voltage
Understanding of NHS policy and targets and their effect on the organisation and estate
Understanding of the needs of clinical departments
Understanding of NHS finances
Appreciation of clinical issues, eg. control of infection, decontamination
10 years experience in the management and development of the maintenance function of a large diverse organisation. Minimum 3 years senior management experience reporting to Director of Associate Director level. iii. Extensive knowledge and experience of the principles, theories, and practices of a wide and technically diverse range of subjects including specialist knowledge of Electrical, Mechanical, Energy, and Building related topics.
Project Management experience.
Experience in managing large capital schemes and programs
Management experience of human resources with a high level of skill in developing and motivating people at all levels of the organisation.
Experience in change management, forecasting and planning providing continuity and flexibility.
The salary banding for any NHS post has a clearly defined start point, and salary progression based on nationally negotiated pay scales (Agenda for Change). These bandings and pay points are widely available https://www.nhsemployers.org/pay-pensions-and-reward/agenda-for-change/pay-scales/annual
The agreed starting point for any post is at the bottom of the pay scale with annual progression until the top of the pay scale is reached. Candidates should expect to start on the bottom of the pay scale for the role they are considering unless they have previous directly related NHS experience in a similar role.