Director of Estates and Facilities

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
£110,000 to £135,000 pro rata per annum
Closing date
8 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Full Time
As our Director of Estates and Facilities you will lead the delivery of all strategic and operational Estates and Facilities functions to the Trust, working in partnership with our PFI contractor. You will be responsible for a PFI contract with annual spend of circa �112 million. In addition, you will manage a circa �10 million direct budget for Estates and Facilities, ensuring high quality and affordable hard and soft FM support services are available to our patients, staff, and the public.

You will work closely with the Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer in the development and management of the estates related elements of these programmes and maintain the masterplan and strategic vision for the built environment. You will also be responsible for leading the Trust in its strategic ambition to be a net zero organisation working with partners, local organisations/suppliers to ensure the effective delivery and management of services whilst ensuring environmental impact is reduced.

As a driven and influential leader, you will have an excellent track record in leadership and contract negotiation and long term contractual management, gained working as a senior manager in a large complex organisation. You will be experienced in addressing complex challenges, with the ability to work in partnership across boundaries and inspire teams to deliver the best possible services to all our patients, staff, and local communities.

Main duties of the job

In return we can offer a unique opportunity to work with an experienced Leadership Team within an innovative organisation, where we will support and mentor you to reach your full potential.

Applications close: Sunday, 8 October 2023

Pre-Shortlisting Interviews: w/c 16 & 23 October 2023

Final interviews and assessments: w/c 13 November 2023

To find out more about this post, please contact our recruitment partner, Finegreen.

To request a copy of the information pack, or for an exploratory and confidential conversation about the post, please contact Joe Joyce or Natasha Parmar on

We are committed to ensuring that we are able to reflect the diversity of our local communities that we serve. We are underrepresented at senior management level by those from a BAME, individuals with a disability or those identifying as LGBTQ+ and would welcome candidates from a diverse background.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK with sites in both Coventry and Rugby and rated as 'GOOD' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Home to some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its reputation as a national and international leader in healthcare rooted in our communities.

We employ over 10,000 staff, turnover of �870 million pa, and have 1.7 million patient contacts a year. The Trust comprises over 1,300 beds and 32 operating theatres, running clinical services from a number sites. We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care positioned at the heart of everything we do.

The Trust's vision is to be a national and international leader in healthcare, rooted in our communities. Our organisational strategy More than a hospital outlines how we intend to achieve this vision and includes an array of exciting capital programmes including the development of our Rugby St. Cross site and expanding the range of services we will provide in community settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main duties andresponsibilities:
  • The post holder takes managerial, professional and technical responsibility to deliver high quality and affordable hard and soft FM support Services to patients, staff and the public, in accordance with National Priorities, NHS guidance and strategic and service objectives of the Trust.
  • Support the Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer in setting the long-term strategies for the strategic development of management of the Estate and develop and maintain the Masterplan and strategic vision for the built environment.
  • To lead the Trust in its strategic ambition to be Net Zero organisation through working with partner organisations, suppliers and reviewing estates and facilities.
  • The post holder takes managerial responsibility and professional responsibility for the provision of safe and efficient management of Buildings & Engineering Services and ensures that the Trusts estate complies with all legislative requirements.
  • Through the professional estate management function establish and manage protocols for the effective performance of all building services, plant, equipment, structures and fabric to meet the Trusts strategic goals including Board Assurance.
  • To oversee the Trusts PFI providers to ensure close management of the contract to ensure that there is a programme in place for the maintenance and lifecycle refurbishment of facilities in line PFI Agreements and the relevant statutory compliance and quality standards. The postholder also acts as the Trust Representative under the PFI contract
  • To formulate, develop, implement and monitor policies and procedures on all of the aspects above to ensure the Trust minimise risk and manages the whole range of functions in the most effective manner in accordance with legislation and national standards in conjunction with other outside bodies.
  • Work with Executive Team and external agencies, such as CQC, Integrated Care Board (ICB), NHSE, Environmental Agency, Environment Health, Local Authorities and national bodies formulating and developing standards of performance, ensuring adequate periodic reports are presented to the Trust Board and actions required by the Trust Board are implemented.
  • Lead and co-ordinate the Patient-led assessments of the care environment (PLACE) assessment programme and patient environment strategies and improvement projects.
  • To lead the development of best practice in environmental management with a particular focus on the sustainability agenda, energy management, security and clinical waste management.
  • Identify and deliver waste reduction opportunities and service efficiencies that may improve the organisations operations.
  • Ensure that systems are in place so that risk assessments of all practices and designated premises are carried out in accordance with Trust policies.

For further details please see the attached job description.

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