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Estates & Waste Officer

Wye Valley NHS Trust
Depending on experience Dependant on Experience
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This Estates & Waste Officer post is a key role for the Trust they will assist with Estates and Engineering matters as they arise within the Trust and will act as waste Manager for the Trust. They will assist with the Hereford County Hospital PFI contract and Community Healthcare Estates and Waste Management.

The post will provide assurance to Estates Managers that the PFI and Community contract service suppliers are fulfilling the technical and statutory obligations required to provide a safe and efficient healthcare environment and ensure compliant with waste disposal legislation. Will act as Deputy for the Estates & Engineering Manager and Community Estates Manager as required.

The post holder will assist in engineering management for operational estates function helping to manage the day to day and strategic delivery of a compliant high quality, safe, efficient and value for money operational Estates which include maintenance. The post holder will also be responsible for overseeing operational waste management, reduction, recycling, on site waste collection and disposal activities across Wye Valley NHS Trust, providing value for money and excellence in service provision.

Main duties of the job

  • To assist in the professional engineering for operational estates function assisting with managing the day to day and strategic delivery of a compliant high quality, safe, efficient and value for money operational Estates which include maintenance.
  • Be the Trust's technical expert in some of the required HTM disciplines including HTM at AP (Authorised Person) level.
  • Assist in managing the compliant delivery of the Hereford County Hospital PFI contract and Community contracts.

  • on Sustainability and Waste related matters across the Trust taking a leading role in the coordination of the Trusts reduce, reuse and recycling work streams.
  • act as a professional adviser and implementation lead for all waste matters under this remit including taking a lead role in the development of the Trusts' waste strategies and embedding these in day-to-day business
  • Authorise and management payments to waste subcontractors.
  • support the delivery of a Net Zero NHS system
  • produce timely, informative reporting on recycling and waste matters for internal Trusts' use, to include ad-hoc responsive reports (verbal if necessary) and to devise and maintain formal quarterly and annual reports to Trust Boards.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT , the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust and Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,500 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information about the role and responsibilities please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Degree or equivalent level qualifications, post grad qualification in relevant area
  • Knowledge acquired through experience or equivalent + specialist knowledge across a range of estates, facilities activities, and waste management.
  • Engineering, estates or facilities related experience and/or qualifications.


  • Held Authorised Person status and or Competent Person status and willing to train for additional as required.
  • Member of relevant professional body (CIBSE, RICS, IHEEM etc.)
  • Waste stream/management experience/qualifications. Able to undertake further waste management training as required.



  • Develops long term operations plans to implement organisational plans for critical estates and waste management services
  • Managing budgets as required
  • Energy/carbon reduction and sustainability planning


  • Assisted in managing projects
  • Experience of broad contractor/facilities management, experience in an NHS environment or similar including in a leadership position

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Be able to create and use software to input and analyse data and produce bespoke reports
  • Able to distil large amounts of information and summarise key trends/performance indicators
  • Able to operate confidently with senior managers in both the Trust and in the PFI Partner's team


  • Judgements across wide range of estates issues taking into account legislation, H& S, conflicting demands, content of expert advice on estates operations matters, guidance around waste streams including Environment Agency regulations.

Employer details

Employer name

Wye Valley NHS Trust


Franklin Barnes

Commercial Road



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