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Associate Director of Estates

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£67,064 to £77,274 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Associate Director of Estates

Division: Corporate

Band: 8c

Salary: �67,064 - �77,274 per annum

Interview Date: Monday 19th June 2023

We are recruiting for a Associate Director of Estateswho shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for managerial/professional control of a range of operational services for the department, including Estates Operation, Capital Projects Support, Backlog Maintenance, Grounds & Garden.

Provide a first-class service in collaboration with operational leads to ensure we deliver Patient and staff Estates and Facilities priorities.

Lead the management of the Trust's estate and the improvement of its physical environment, closely linked with the Estates strategy & the delivery of the strategy.

Ensure each service department has clear strategic/operational business objectives consistent with the Trust goals.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion; our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As a key member of the Estates & Facilities Management team, the Associate Director Estates has managerial, professional and technical responsibility for managing the trust estate on behalf of the Trust

The post holder will provide a single point of contact on day-to-day Estates Management matters. The post holder will be responsible for the operational Management of highly complex buildings and engineering services critical to patient care and the Management of the Trust estate.

The post holder will act as the Trust's expert and adviser in these areas, providing highly specialist and professional estates expertise to Directors, Clinicians, Senior Managers and other staff throughout the Trust.

The post holder will support the Deputy Director and the Director on the estate's strategy and development.

At a corporate level, the post holder will contribute to formulating and delivering strategic and operational objectives whilst ensuring the provision of a comprehensive and efficient service working on behalf of patients, visitors and staff. In addition, the post holder will be expected to embrace the changes in healthcare delivery and to identify and implement innovative solutions that support the Trust's Objectives.

The post holder is required to deputise for senior colleagues within the Estates and Facilities.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Building Services or equivalent work experience
  • Corporate Professional Membership with learned body ( e.g. IHEEM, CIOB, RIBA, IEE, ImechE, CIBSE )
  • Management qualification or working towards
  • PRINCE 2/or equivalent project management experience.
  • Post graduate qualification to masters' level or equivalent qualification or experience



  • Significant experience of working at a senior level within estates management in a large Acute site.
  • Proven financial management of multiple budgets
  • Working knowledge of complex engineering systems & maintenance procedures
  • Staff management/dealing with complex HR issues
  • Ability to effectively deal with complaints



  • Experience staff management and leadership
  • Detailed knowledge of CDM regulations, Estate code, Concode, HBNs & HTMs
  • Experience of challenging CIP.s and proven delivery of these
  • Knowledge of energy & sustainable management processes, including legislation



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for Board level communications i.e. report writing and presentations
  • Able to multi-task, work under pressure and meet consistently demanding deadlines
  • Effective professional leadership skills to provide vision and drive for future development of services
  • Ability to develop and build an effective team

Values Based Question


  • Give an example of a time where you have demonstrated a 'can do' attitude (including the situation you were in) and the outcome

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