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Estates Operational Lead

Devon Partnership NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We have an exciting new position of an Estates Operational Lead, Band 8a, to join the existing Estates Department at Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

The post holder will be responsible for the operational management of building and engineering services for the organisation and the management of the Trust's estate by ensuring that engineering maintenance, including contract work, is carried out to appropriate standards and specifications ensuring that the buildings, engineering systems and grounds are safe, well maintained, fit for purpose and available for their intended use.

As the Estates Operational Lead you will report directly to the Head of Estates advising them of the highly complex facts, requiring analysis, interpretation, comparison of a range of options on all building, electrical or mechanical engineering services and systems concerning any problematic areas, non-compliance with statutory or mandatory regulations and risks to business continuity in respect of the estate. The post holder will be expected to work across the Trust which covers the whole of Devon.

Main duties of the job

The post holder's primary responsibilities will be the operational management of building and engineering services for the organisation and for the management of the organisations estate. The post holder will also manage part of the Estates Team (Estates Officers) and deputise for the Head of Estates as required.

The post holder will be appointed to Named/Designated/Competent/Authorised Person's roles in keeping with requirements laid down in Hospital Technical Memorandums (HTM) and Health & Safety documentation and commensurate with the role.

The post holder will represent Estates and Facilities on multi-disciplinary committees, forums and groups dealing with Trust wide issues and developments providing and receiving highly complex, sensitive or contentious information. As well as communicate with multi-stranded project, design, financial, contractual information to Project Board and Senior Managers and negotiate with contractors, suppliers to obtain best value for money for the Trust.

The post holder will be able to demonstrate the ability to effectively lead, motivate and be committed to the development of the department regarding staff development and training.

If you are looking for a challenging and varied role, that comes with leading a team to deliver key NHS services and targets, then this role is for you.

About us

About Devon Partnership Trust

We provide mental health, learning disability and neurodiversity services, as well as a range of specialist & secure services for the wider south west region & nationally. We are passionate about promoting good mental health & wellbeing. We strive to use the expertise & resources within our organisation, and through our partnerships, to deliver high quality services that are safe & focused on people's recovery.

We are committed to developing a culture of coproduction, involving patients, families & carers in everything we do

Our values

We not only recruit based on qualifications & experience - we recruit individuals who possess & demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. These include such attributes as showing a commitment to quality of care, improving lives of others, giving respect, dignity & compassion. We can bring those values to life in our everyday tasks by giving a smile making time for people challenging ourselves & others, & being open to new ideas.

We are committed to being an inclusive employer & applications are encouraged & welcomed from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics as governed by the Equality Act 2010. Part time & flexible working applications will be considered & supported, where possible. We particularly encourage applicants with lived experience of mental health conditions, neurodiversity or learning disabilities. We are a Disability Confident Leader.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description Documentation on this advert for full details of the position.

Person Specification



  • Specialist knowledge underpinned by theory and practice specialist works and building/engineering knowledge including legislation to degree level or equivalent, post graduate knowledge through training, experience to masters equivalent level.
  • Membership of professional organisation e.g. CIBSE, IEE, IMechE, IHEEM. etc. or actively progressing registered status.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Management qualification.
  • Supplementary qualification in alternative discipline.
  • Specialist engineering subject.



  • Extensive experience in operational estate management at a senior level.
  • Demonstrable maintenance management experience at a senior level.
  • Authorised Person or equivalent for engineering installations or systems.
  • Effective management of multi-disciplinary workforce.
  • Understanding of contracts and statutory standards.
  • Asset management experience.
  • Maintenance planning and organisation.
  • Energy management.


  • Project / contract management.
  • NHS experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Devon Partnership NHS Trust


Prentice, Langdon Hospital

Exeter Road




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