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Estates Multi Trade Supervisor (Mechanical Bias)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Estates Supervisor has responsibility for Hard Facilities Management (FM) services and subcontracted services at NMGH. S/he will be responsible for ensuring that all buildings, plant & infrastructure are maintained safely and cost effectively within agreed statutory requirements, in accordance with NHS and the Trust's policies and procedures.

S/he will manage and monitor programmes of work, Compliance, Health & Safety (H& S) legislation and work with the Trust's Energy & Sustainability team to ensure efficient use of energy, power, and utilities services. S/he will deputise for the Estates Manager/Officer in his/her absence

The successful candidate will be required to have an mechanical bias with a proven ability to manage change within a growing hospital site. Proven ability to manage large groups of staff and implement human resource strategies, with strong ability to empower, coach and support staff through their employee life cycle

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role is to be conversant in the testing, validation, certification, and registration of all the Trusts Estates Statutory Compliance requirements are undertaken by either the in-house team, PFI service providers or qualified sub-contractors to ensure the Trust complies with its responsibilities.

Act as the site Authorised Person in several disciplines following the correct level of training. Utilise professional knowledge & specialist knowledge acquired through courses & experience.

Support in maintaining registers of Compliance as required by the Trust Compliance Manager and support the Compliance Manager in periodic audits to assure performance

Review the estate maintenance programme in conjunction with the NMGH Estates Manager/Officer to ensure that buildings conform to statutory requirements and hospital policy for safety, environmental and technical quality.

Among the many and varied duties required of the role include:
  • Medical Gases
  • Electricity at Work
  • Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)
  • Asbestos
  • Register
  • Certificates & Samples
  • Management Control Plan
  • PAT
  • Fixed wiring
  • Window Safety Inspections

Please open the attached JD for further responsibilities.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • GCSEs (Grade A*-C) or NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent)
  • HNC/HND in Building Services Discipline
  • CP/AP Certification


  • Additional related qualifications and endorsements



  • Health and Safety/Fire Safety
  • HTM''s (knowledge and Awareness)
  • IT Skills


  • Mechanical systems, CP/AP Appointment
  • Chairing Meetings
  • Hospital engineering and knowledge

Training and Experience


  • Knowledge acquired through work experience in related disciplines
  • Evidence of CPD

Skills and Abilities


  • Good verbal communication skills, physical skills & manual handling
  • Willing and able to continue personal development including undertaking training as required
  • Ability to chair meetings as required
  • Willing to adapt across multiple MFT sites and Estates disciplines
  • Ability to write reports, input to Business Continuity Plans and generate Site Operational Plans pertaining to appointed disciplines or areas of expertise



  • Self-motivation and act on own initiative
  • Ability to build good working relationships
  • Able to work with high degree of flexibility and adaptability
  • Team player
  • Honesty
  • Problem solving approach


  • Ability to influence others

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North Manchester General Hospital

Delauney's Road


M8 5RB

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