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Building Manager

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata, per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced construction professional. This is a broad ranging role which will require well developed communications skills. You will have responsibility for ensuring that the Trust meets the necessary legislative requirements for building and construction work, as well as providing advice, support and guidance at management level to ensure compliance across the organisation.

As Building Manager you will be required to address complex building matters and have specific responsibility for the management of a large multidisciplinary operational team.

The Building Manager will have a key role in ensuring that all buildings occupied by the Trust are maintained to a high standard providing a safe environment for all service users and staff.

This position will offer an excellent opportunity for an individual who is seeking a role within an organisation where no two days are the same. As Building Manager you will be part of a cohesive and supportive team environment within a role that has opportunity to progress and most of all develop your career. You will provide robust leadership in staff, contract and project management ensuring all day to day reactive and pro-reactive maintenance.

Main duties of the job

Lead manager for building operational services and technical matters as defined by the Senior Building and Contracts Manager, managing operational building services to ensure that the infrastructure meets the service needs of the Trust.

The Building Manager is required to address complex building matters that may involve various options for consideration and discussion with a range of stakeholders. The Building Manager is also responsible for the operational management, managing and leading a multi-disciplinary team, providing an effective and efficient maintenance service.

Principle duties are to support the Senior Building and Contracts Manager in providing a cost effective timely maintenance service to the locality and those organisations that have service level contracts with the Trust.

About us

We're not going to hide facts, we're a large Trust that employs over 8,000 people and is located across multiple sites, including the already mentioned two main Hospitals being Royal Preston, and Chorley and South Ribble Hospital. Both of our Hospital sites are a busy hive of activity serving over 1.5 million people in the local area.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and equality whilst delivering the finest compassionate care possible.

Come and join us here at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, a place where we are proud to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities listed below should be undertaken in accordance with the levels of competence as defined in the KSF outline for this post. In addition all staff are expected to act in accordance with the values and behaviours of the Trust.

For a more detailed description, please see the attached document.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Degree in a building related subject or equivalent experience and in depth knowledge with proven ability in managing complex NHS estates services and infrastructure.
  • Significant staff management experience.
  • Extensive construction/property management knowledge gained through training and experience to degree level.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and management/ leadership development.


  • Masters Degree or equivalent knowledge and experience in Building Surveying, Engineering or construction related discipline.
  • Chartered Member of appropriate building / engineering related Professional Institution, such as the RICS, CIOB, IHEEM, CIBSE or RIBA.

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of working in a similar role within an Estates or Facilities team. Demonstrable experience of having managed teams, operational budgets, and multiple construction or refurbishment projects.
  • Experience of managing multiple service contracts
  • Able to demonstrate experience of using Shared Business Intelligence, SBS and Oracle.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of recruitment using both Trac and NHS jobs recruitment management systems.
  • Able to demonstrate experience in providing expert advice
  • Significant experience in planning and delivery of maintenance and refurbishment programs.
  • Strong track record in managing schemes to time and budget
  • Awareness of current legislation and guidance for NHS properties, such as HBNs and HTMs
  • Good knowledge of industry standard building construction contracts, along with the ability to effectively manage contractual relationships with Contractors
  • Good working knowledge of Local Authority Planning rules, and the Building Regulations.


  • Experience within a NHS healthcare environment
  • Experience of developing joint and collaborative working with local health and commercial partners
  • Experience of public sector procurement and tendering procedures

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

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Preston Hospital

Sharoe Green Lane



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