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Head of Service - Capital

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Seaton Delaval, Whitley Bay
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Service (HOS) for Capital is part of NHFM's senior management team and responsible to the Deputy Director.

This senior role support the DD who is accountable for NHFM's construction, strategic policy, planning, procurement, design, project management, bid management and work winning.

Take responsibility for the operation of the information systems to support these functions effectively (marketing, brand and selling the services NHFM offer).

To provide expert specialist and professional construction, design and engineering advice to other staff, directors, senior managers and customers of the organization.

You will also be professionally and technically responsible for policy development in bid / contract specialist areas of procurement, design, planning, project management and compiling business cases for approval.

Main duties of the job

HOS accountable to Deputy Director for the provision of leadership, direction and financial control

HOS is a part of NHFM Senior Leadership Team

HOS will assume direct responsibility for a core portfolio of Capital Projects and the Capital Team

Responsibility for all staffing, performance, quality and compliance issues

HOS will work closely with Trust colleagues who will act as client

HOS will foster a culture, which engages all staff - professional, front line operational colleagues and all other members of staff in the development and delivery of services.

Objectives will include responsibility or operationalizing the Strategic Plan agreed by the Board, ensuring the Service delivers in line with the contractual obligations under the Master Services Agreement (or other similar performance contracts), delivering on nationally defined quality metrics, ensuring the service adheres to all regulatory and compliance requirements and management of the budgets - capital and revenue

About us

NHFM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. Established in 2012, NHFM provide specialist project management services for large and small capital developments, estates maintenance and a full range of facilities services. Carrying out facilities management for a state-of-the-art specialist emergency care hospital - The Northumbria, three general hospitals - North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham hospitals - and a number of smaller community hospitals and clinic sites, we cover one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS trust in the country.

Work for us and you will be making a real difference to the NHS and the thousands of people who use our services each year. Visit our website for more information about who we are and benefits of working for us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Manage pay and non-pay budgets ensuring that all budgets are kept within the financial limits set and value for money is obtained throughout.

Direct line management of Capital Managers and Specialist Technical Officers

Ensure that backlog maintenance is managed and prioritised against critical infrastructure and organizational priorities

Lead a team to successfully manage the capital programme

Provide expert infrastructure, construction and technical advice to deliver the capital programme.

Responsible for all external contractors and professional consultants appointed to provide service

To act as Project Manager on selected schemes. On a day-today basis act as main contractor for finance / invoicing / contracts and associated work streams.

Person Specification



  • Highly developed specialist knowledge of management to masters level or equivalent level of knowledge and / or experience
  • Specialist knowledge in Capital / Facilities Management from qualifications or experience
  • For a capital role, construction professional (RIBA, RICS, ICE or similar) with considerable post qualification experience

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Northumbria Healthcare Manufacturing & Innovation Hub

Avenue Road

Seaton Delaval, Whitley Bay

NE25 0QJ

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