IHEEM, in partnership with HEFMA, has today launched a new Workforce Strategy for Healthcare Engineering and Estates and Facilities Professions. “Future Leaders – Healthcare Estates & Facilities Management Joint Workforce Strategy” sets out a number of key long-term objectives to support all members in their career development across the many and varied roles within the sector. In addition, the document identifies and outlines its response to 4 key focus areas: Visibility, Development, Diversity and Process, Retention & Remuneration.
Pete Sellars, CEO of IHEEM: “As set out in IHEEM’s 5 Year Business Plan, this strategy aligns with our long-term commitment to support our members, at whatever stage they are in their career, to progress and develop, to enhance their skillset and achieve their personal and professional goals. Therefore, I am delighted that IHEEM and HEFMA are actively investing resources into this much-needed programme which will not only raise the profile of the healthcare engineering and EFM workforce but will attract the next generation of professionals into our sector”
Jonathan Stewart, HEFMA National Chair “This is a fantastic opportunity to draw on the combined skills, knowledge and passion of all of us in the HEFMA and IHEEM families, and also our other valued partners and supply chain colleagues. Together we can drive this workforce development initiative for the future of healthcare facilities management.”
On 12 May 2021, there will be a joint online webinar on the wider workforce agenda. The CPD accredited event “Developing the Healthcare EFM Workforce – A Partnership Approach” will focus on a number of topics including the new joint strategy, mental health and wellbeing, and the forthcoming IHEEM apprentice programme. Speakers so far include Bethan Stanyon from the Prince’s Trust, Richard Williams OBE, Emeritus Professor of Mental Health Strategy at the University of South Wales as well as Lord Young of Norwood, Apprentice Ambassador at the House of Lords and Honorary Patron of IHEEM. Registration details will be available on the IHEEM website shortly.
The strategy document is now available to view here: Future Leaders – Healthcare Estates & Facilities Management Joint Workforce Strategy and further detail will be featured in the April and May editions of the Health Estates Journal.