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Environment, Sustainability & Energy Officer

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,844 to £42,423 per annum
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Please note that this role is advertised on behalf of Atlas BFW Management Ltd (Atlas), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and as such, successful applicant(s) will be on Atlas Terms and Conditions. For further information about Atlas, please visit:

The successful post holder will work in a small team of health, safety, environment, and fire safety specialists in managing KPIs for Environmental, Sustainability & Energy. Duties include production of climate change risk assessments, advising service users on management of environment, sustainability & energy, assisting with the maintenance of emergency planning documentation.

You will need excellent IT skills and can produce and present reports. Working closely with our client base, IPCC, clinical users, and external organisations you will support the Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSEQ) Manager in meeting legislative obligations.

Main duties of the job

Lead with the progression of the Atlas Sustainability Plan, enduring progress is monitored, and key milestones are achieved. Act as Chair of the Sustainable Working Group in the absence of the Director of Operations. To support Atlas in its annual data returns (e.g., ERIC/PAM) and annual Board and Sustainability Reports Assist with all contractual requirements in relation to response and delivery of KPI's and reactive activities. Conduct assessments/audits of linked departments to aid in maintaining ISO accreditations. Record information from various meters on site (e.g., water, gas, electric) and measure usage against baseline objectives and identify any significant spikes then complete associated reports as required. Production of reports as required for Atlas OMG and Board, and the Trust and as part of corporate governance reporting framework, in relation to environment & sustainability matters. Conduct audits and inspections around the site to aid in identifying areas where resources may be lost (e.g., uncapped leeks from buildings coming from a serviced water source. To assist with completion of climate change risk assessments Deputise for the Energy Manager for environmental, sustainability and energy at appropriate internal functions and meetings with the Trust and at appropriate external functions and meetings. Use effective communication channels between Atlas and the Client/organisation in relation to environmental, sustainability and energy specialist advice.

About us

As experts in healthcare facilities and property management, we deliver fully-managed healthcare facilities services and property management solutions to clients throughout Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and North Lancashire.

Our teams ensure our clients' properties and amenities provide the best environment for their customers, patients, staff and visitors.

As a wholly owned subsidiary of Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, we support the Trust's frontline clinical services and assist with the delivery of patient care, through our service provision.

Our profits are used to help grow our business, whilst providing additional employment, training and development opportunities for local people.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Contribute to achieving and maintaining quality outcomes and standards.
  • Ensure compliance with Data Protection Act and General Data Protection Regulation principles and promote Information Governance.
  • Be required to work independently and be responsible for their own day to day planning and organisation required to fulfil the duties and responsibilities of the post.
  • Act in a way that is compliant with the Atlas Financial Governance Framework in the discharge of any budget management responsibilities and, where designated as a budget holder for assigned functions and teams, be responsible for ensuring that pay and non-pay related expenditure within the department is managed appropriately, within budget, and that the appropriate documentation is available for scrutiny.
  • Ensure that work is undertaken in line with appropriate policies, procedures and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Ensure that the ordering, receipting, storage, and controlled usage of any materials required for both the acute estates services (procurement/requisitioning), is undertaken via the appropriate systems and in line with agreed SFIs, policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that all official records are maintained as appropriate.
  • When required, deal and respond efficiently with any concerns or complaints in line with the Atlas complaints procedure.
  • Attend any training courses as deemed necessary by Atlas management and identify own personal training requirements and opportunities. Keep knowledge and skills up to date with Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and participation in the Atlas Mandatory Training scheme as appropriate.
  • Where required, represent Atlas with active participation in both national and regional level external working groups.
  • Undertake benchmarking exercises with appropriate datasets to seek continuous improvement ideas.
  • Attend periodic seminars / user groups organised by NHS bodies to keep up to date with the latest policies and directives and to share best practice.
  • Any other duties deemed commensurate with the post.
  • Be available for on-call and out of hours activities as directed from time to time
  • Exert physical effort for several long periods during a shift.
  • Work at heights, carrying health and safety equipment and tools, coming into contact with dust and dirt on site and health and safety equipment.
  • Use surveying tools and measuring equipment. This could be daily and may involve working at height (ladders, access to ceilings etc.)
    • Ensure that individual objectives are undertaken on an annual basis and that that associated action plans are developed and completed. Be able to conduct oneself in meetings professionally and be able to be entrusted with sensitive information. Havefrequent exposure to unpleasant working conditions as part of risk assessment, audits, and surveys.
    • Demonstrate effective communication skills, being able to communicate with all stakeholders, including clients, visitors, external third-party contacts, senior managers and staff from other departments.

The job description is not intended to be exhaustive, and it is likely that duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances and following discussions with the post holder.

The post holder may be required to work across the Company at any time throughout the duration of their contract, which may entail travel and working at a different location and attending other sites as necessary.

As post requires travel to sites across the organisational footprint, the post holder must hold a valid clean driving licence and have access to their own vehicle.

Person Specification

Knowledge & Experience: Specialist


  • Excellent knowledge and environmental legislation, regulations and relevant codes of practice and experience of implementing environmental management systems.
  • Experience of completing Environmental Risk Assessments
  • Knowledge of risk management tools and approaches.
  • Experience in preparing and completing environmental audits and implementing action plans to meet audit findings.


  • Good working knowledge of the role of regulators in the health sector e.g.: NHS England / NHS Improvement, Care Quality Commission and CCGs
  • Good knowledge of incident reporting and risk management systems including (DATIX)
  • Understanding of the application of Health Technical Memorandums (HTM)and the role they play within similar Guidance including related legislation and guidance.

Education / Qualifications


  • NEBOSH Environmental Management Certificate
  • IEMA Certificate in Environmental Management
  • NEBOSH Diploma in Environmental Management


  • Membership of a professional organisation (e.g., IIRSM, IEMA
  • Experience of preparing and delivering training
  • Train the trainer qualification/ experience

Knowledge & Experience: General


  • Good level of competence using Microsoft Office Suite, in particular excel, word and PowerPoint.
  • A high standard of written skills, evident in report writing.
  • Good information presentation skills, evident in use of graphics and design of reports.
  • Ability to produce high quality reports.


  • Risk management knowledge
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office applications

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Whinney Heys road



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