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Estates Manager

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per Annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

Do you want to join a growing team and help shape the future NHS estate in Cornwall?

We're looking for talented people with a building services background, preferably with some project management experience to cover a geographic patch within our Cornish NHS estate. We can be flexible with transferrable skills and training opportunities are also available . This is a diverse people facing role and no two days are the same, if you like variety this is the role for you.

If you are unsure and would like an informal chat to discuss the role requirements, find out a bit more about the team or discuss your application please contact Adam Peters 07770735843 . There will be a requirement to travel around our estate so you will be located in Cornwall. These roles will be pivotal in providing technical support to both the facilities management and project management teams, based within the wider Estates discipline. You will be the first port of call for estates queries in the centre or west of the county, working closely with operational colleagues to ensure that their estate is suitable and safe and to offer them relevant training when required. You may be required to provide a clerk of works role on occasion.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, personable colleague who can think on their feet, thrives off working to tight deadlines, who would enjoy working in an extremely busy and fast paced environment.

Main duties of the job

This postholder will be instrumental in providing a technical support to both the facilities management and project management within the estates team. This post will be fundamental in developing Project specifications written within the HTM, HBN and national guidelines as well as providing technical support in one or more of the trusts safe system of works using their engineering expertise to support clinical and estates managers in delivering excellent care.

The role will be the first port of call to estate queries within their designated area. The individual will be the estates lead for the East of the county working directly with the Area Director and operational staff ensuring that their estate is suitable and safe. In this position they will provide a clerk of works role delivering quality assurance maintaining the standards of the Trusts contracted FM providers.

In addition, this post will be responsible for providing training of clinical staff in the management of the estate. Training will be around contract management of the current estate providers and the management of maintenance and new works.

About us

We're an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people's physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Just over 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see supporting documents.

Person Specification

Education, qualifications and relevant experience


  • o Professional knowledge within an engineering discipline acquired through degree, plus specialist post-graduate knowledge acquired through courses and/or relevant experience
  • o Experience of working within a permit process


  • o Membership to a suitable engineering body (e.g. CIOB, CIME)
  • o PRINCE2 project management or equivalent
  • o Safety qualifications - IOSH or NEEBOSH managing safely
  • o Experience of a clerk of works type role
  • o Knowledge and qualification of fire stopping requirements across both passive and active systems

Knowledge and Abilities


  • o Knowledge and experience of relevant legislation, e.g. HTMs, HBNs and SFG20
  • o Ability to review contract documentation including drawings, specifications and contract conditions
  • o Experience operating as a manager within an engineering discipline
  • o Problem solving technical issues, fault diagnosis to ensure contractors are providing VFM
  • o Supervision of contractors where required
  • o Knowledge and experience of firestopping technologies and regulations within the built environment


  • o Familiarity with the structure, working and culture of the NHS

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