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Facilities Manager

Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year pa/ pro rata for part time staff
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Do you possess excellent leadership skills and have a passion for ensuring the delivery of first-class customer service that's patient focused?

If so, then this post which will be responsible for providing dynamic operational leadership to the ward-based services management team, (Assistant Facilities Managers) it's domestic/food and beverage supervisors and workforce could be the opportunity you're looking for.

Do you want to be part of a dynamic team whose main focus is ensuring the promotion of high-quality patient care in a complex acute and community setting in one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, if you answer is yes then we want to hear from you.

Facilities Services at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals is looking to recruit to the key post of Facilities Manager, and this is your opportunity to join the management team and support us on our journey to modernise our services.

Currently the department is engaged in a change management process to review how it's ward-based services are delivered across the Trust and ultimately implement new ways of working.

If you feel you have what it takes and can make a difference, then we would love to receive your application.

Main duties of the job

  • Accountable to the Head of Domestic Services and will support the delivery of national, regional, and local directives in an ever-changing NHS Landscape.
  • Provide effective leadership to the ward-based services management team ensuring the delivery of an efficient and effective, value for money, customer focused environmental decontamination, general cleaning service and food and beverage provision at ward level to meet the needs of patient's, visitors, and staff.
  • Provide assistance in the implementation of any service developments which impact upon the operational ward-based services or general cleaning service for example and in particular the outputs of the Ward Based Services Review.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with key stakeholders such as the IPC team, clinical colleagues, estates colleagues and external service/goods providers.
  • Deputise for the Head of Domestic Services as required in relation to the operational cleaning service provision.

About us

You will be working for an organisation which values and respects all of its staff and the community it serves. The Trust is a leader in the NHS and research sectors and provides excellent benefits for its staff. This includes commitments to professional development but also many policies to support employees in balancing their personal and professional lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached Job Description and Person Specification documents for full details regarding this post.

When completing your application please ensure that you clearly demonstrate how you meet the role criteria.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • Educated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent level qualification or significant experience of working at a similar level in specialist area
  • Post-graduate degree in Management Studies or significant equivalent experience
  • Food Safety Level 3
  • Evidence of continued professional development in the field


  • Formal training on Microsoft packages or equivalent demonstrable experience



  • Substantial relevant management experience within the NHS or other large organisation at a senior level within Facilities Management Services
  • Evidence of financial management experience within a large complex organisation
  • Ability to prioritise workload and deal with competing priorities in a busy working environment
  • Experience of supporting the implementation of strategy and policy in a complex organisation
  • Experience of audit and quality assurance frameworks such as Cleanliness and Efficacy Audit
  • Proven ability to problem solve, analyse and manage change in a complex organisation
  • Evidence of adopting strategic priorities into practice
  • Evidence of managing challenging behaviour
  • Evidence of effective partnership working on a local/regional level

Skills and Knowledge


  • In depth knowledge of the National Standards of Cleanliness 2021
  • Awareness of the National Food Standards Review 2020
  • Able to manage through delegation and committed to empowerment of staff with an open and participative management style
  • Excellent time management skills and experience of working to deadlines
  • Ability to motivate, negotiate influence and support staff
  • Clear understanding of confidentiality and its application in the role

Personal Qualities


  • Able to work autonomously with appropriate decision-making skills
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service

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