Senior Estates Manager

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year Salary dependant on experience
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Responsible for managing the comprehensive mechanical/electrical and building fabric services to all buildings, wards and departments in a multi-disciplined environment ensuring compliance with Trust safety standards and procedures. To improve the quality of services provided to our patients and other service users.

Responsible for ensuring safe systems of work are in place and maintained in line with HTM, HBN and recognised codes of practice by carrying out Authorised Person Duties for Lifts, Ventilation Systems, Working at Height, Water Systems and Pressure Systems (this list is not exhaustive) following training, assessment and formal appointment by the Trust.

Plan and organise major interruptions, maintenance activities and manage work of directly employed labour and contractors' staff. Provide practical training and guidance to others and evaluate work.

Lead and manage the team of Estates Managers and also directly employed labour in line with all relevant Trust Policies, undertaking disciplinary and attendance management investigations, providing detailed investigation/management reports.

Deputise for the General Manager, Estates & Facilities as required on the full range of management duties as well as providing technical advice to other Estates staff and contractors.

Main duties of the job

You will be experienced in hard services estates management with a engineering background who will be able to project manage, monitor works and compliance and lead and manage a team.

You will be responsible for the implementation of professional management throughout facilities & estate engineering and building operations including planned maintenance, defect maintenance. Support the Estates & Facilities General Manager in the implementation of policy and service development. Deputies for the Estate & Facilities General Manager in his/her absence.

About us

An opportunity has arisen to join the Estates Management Team at Salford Royal site which is part of the NCA NHS Group.

The NCA was created by bringing together staff and services from two NHS Trusts, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together we've a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of over 19,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond - come and take your place with us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts 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 and individuals with disabilities 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.

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • HNC/Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or construction
  • NVQ3 in Electrical Installations/Mechanical systems/Buildings Maintenance equivalent experience in a building services/estates management environment.
  • Previous experience in managing directly employed staff and contractors working on breakdowns and PPM on technical mechanical / electrical or building disciplines found in a hospital environment


  • Masters Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering/Construction
  • Completion of an industry recognised approved apprenticeship and qualified to HNC/HND in a mechanical, electrical or building discipline
  • IOSH or similar Health and Safety Management

Knowledge & Skills


  • Extensive Knowledge of highly complex Hospital Technical Memorandums (HTM's)
  • Substantial post qualifications experience in Electrical or Mechanical services
  • Understands and demonstrates the importance of effective communication with department heads.
  • Able to work within confined spaces
  • Able to work safely at heights
  • Able to prioritise own workload
  • Able to understand and comply with the requirements of the Trust's H& S policies (subject to suitable training)
  • Able to work as part of a team and co-ordinate work with other trades.


  • Proven extensive estates operational experience within an acute hospital environment
  • Training in electrical or mechanical services and/or building fabric as appropriate



  • Understanding of health and safety issues within a healthcare environment

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Salford Royal

Stott Lane


M6 8HD

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