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Assistant Estates Manager (Operational)

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The successful applicant will be responsible for first-line day-to-day management for decontamination engineering services, providing an efficient, effective and patient focused maintenance and repair service. An electrical or mechanical background is essential.

The successful candidate will have good computer literacy skills to assign and manage Planned Preventive Maintenance via digital management application (Micad).

Previous experience of working in the NHS or in a similar organisation would be beneficial and preferably with experience of management development and formal Health and Safety training.

Main duties of the job

Maintains, operates and reviews Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) programmes through the implementation of suitable operational work plans ensures that, plant and equipment are maintained to the appropriate NHS and statutory standards in order to deliver a high quality care environment for the Trust's patients.You will ensure compliance with the Health & Safety at Work Act, and associated Statutory Regulations that are applicable to the position. In addition you will act as an Authorised Person/Responsible Officer in relation to specific maintenance responsibilities e.g. decontamination equipment, medical gases, specialised ventilation, electrical safety and/or water safety, with suitable training and support.

About us

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust can offer you great career prospects and a fantastic lifestyle. Situated in one of the most attractive parts of the country with dramatic countryside and bustling towns we have state of the art facilities, supportive friendly teams and excellent professional NHS job development opportunities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details of the job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description and Personal Specification attached.

Person Specification



  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree and specialist training, or equivalent level of knowledge acquired through City and Guilds Engineering courses, with demonstrable supplementary technical and management experience.
  • Accredited Health and Safety training e.g. NEBOSH Certificate, IOSH Managing Safely or equivalent.
  • Suitable IT Skills e.g. MS Word & Excel /CAFM e.g. Micad.
  • Committed to continuous management/professional development e.g. Authorised Person training to develop competence in areas such as Electrical/Water Safety.


  • Certificate/Diploma in Management Studies or equivalent.
  • Possess or working towards Chartered Status or membership of a professional Institution, such as IHEEM.



  • Operational maintenance management in a complex organisation to meet statutory H&S standards.
  • Extensive experience of managing building and engineering maintenance staff, plus Contractors.
  • Conversant with methods of maintenance works and services procurement and contract management.
  • Budgetary control of an estates operations budget.


  • Experience of managing hospital engineering systems in healthcare premises, and HTM requirements.
  • Significant experience of managing organisational change and service improvement in a Trade Unionised environment.

Special Aptitudes


  • Able to deal with multiple complex issues and take the lead in the event of operational failures and incidents.
  • Broad understanding of national and local NHS policies and initiatives affecting engineering and building services within the healthcare environment.
  • Works on Own Initiative.

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