Job closing date: 25/02/2022
Salary: Band 8C (£73,506- £79,221)
Employment type: Permanent
Job Type: Administrative Services
Hours of work: 37.5
Department: Facilities PCF
Employer (NHS Board) : NHS National Services Scotland
The main purpose of the job is to providing professional leadership and technical/managerial advice in Engineering and Technology in healthcare in NHS Scotland.
The post holder will be responsible for specified areas of professional NHS Engineering such as Building Services, Medical Gases, Ventilation, Electrical Services, etc. and the preparation of national operational policy and guidance for NHS Scotland. This work may be undertaken in conjunction with other UK Health Organisations or as a stand-alone production, based on ‘in-house’ research. The post holder reports into the Head of Engineering.
The post holder will be expected to provide expert, authorative advice on Engineering and Energy to workshops, seminars, Boards’ senior management and the Scottish Government etc.
The post holder will be expected to prepare briefs, oversee and manage like an expert client, research projects, technical publications, etc. carried out by Universities and consultants on behalf of NSS – HFS. Overseeing and managing documents to the final publication is an important feature of the job; a high-quality production is essential for national publications.
The post holder will provide the Engineering lead on the HFS’ safety and hazard investigations etc. which are primarily of an engineering nature but may relate to general building issues involving incidents that can be of a fatal nature.
The post holder will manage specialist engineering Authorising Engineers who will assist Boards in their compliance with National engineering guidance.
Key activities include developing and implementing national operational policy on Engineering, Environment and related topics, providing national leadership and support to NHS Scotland professionals in the above fields, and supporting the Head of Engineering and the Assistant Director in leading and managing the Scottish Engineering Technology Advisory Group and actively contributing to and advising the Strategic Facilities Group and Scottish Government.
The national procurement and maintenance budget is of the order of £2 billion and as such, the decisions made as a consequence of the post holder’s advice can have a major financial impact. The health, safety and efficiency considerations are equally significant. The post holder will be a budget holder for the engineering department and will include bids, business plans and sign-off for future budget requirements for approximately £200,000.
The post holder will contribute to the strategic development of NHS Scotland and provide written and oral reports to various HFS groups and the Scottish Government.
The post holder will be responsible for line managing 5 (or more as required) staff, consultants or contractors engaged for the preparation of technical or managerial material. This will include managing Absence, any HR Case management and Project Management staff who are working on multiple projects.
The post holder is responsible for the fulfilment of the HFS Engineering business plan in the areas of: –
• Ventilation systems,
• Medical Gas systems,
• Water and drainage systems,
• Electrical systems
• Other relevant engineering systems, and
• Safety reporting and investigation.
The post holder is responsible for the Engineering advice to the National Estates and Facilities Education & Training programme on seminars, CPD and courses.