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Director of Estates

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£99,891 to £114,949 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an experienced estates professional to join our team as Director of Estates.

This is a challenging yet rewarding leadership role where you will have the ability to influence and make a real impact on the estate environment to support the delivery of outstanding patient care.

Main duties of the job

  • Coordinate a compliant Estates Maintenance and Facilities Management such that the estate is a safe place to work and meets clinical safety standards within the built environment
  • Co-ordinate strategic direction and ensure the alignment of the capital, estates and facilities services with the Trust's corporate objectives Operational Plan and Clinical Strategy.
  • Lead the implementation of improvement initiatives that involve Property Services including all Hard FM service provisions, estates management and estates utilisation.
  • Develop and lead on all 'environmental' policies both internally and in conjunction with local bodies and PFI partners.
  • Responsibility to ensure the Trust liaises appropriately with the local community and stakeholders to maximise alignment with commissioners, business and strategic plans.
  • Ensure the delivery and implementation of the relevant parts of the Trust's Net Zero Strategy that fall within this role e.g. removal of single use plastics, energy utilisation, green travel and transport strategies.

About us

Why colleagues think we are a great place to work!

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

Alongside NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme, you'll have access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

We are working hard to increase diversity at all levels within the trust. We believe a diverse workforce can have a positive effect on both staff wellbeing and patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities and care-experienced candidates.

We are proud to achieve the Gold award for the Armed Forces Covenant and support applications from the Armed Forces Community. Please contact (our Armed Forces Covenant Lead) if you would like guidance or assistance with your application.

We make employment decisions by matching our service needs with the skills and experience of candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

If you have a disability that makes submitting this online application difficult and would like assistance, please contact us on quoting the vacancy reference number.

Person Specification



  • Fully Relevant professional qualification in engineering ideally at Masters level.
  • Membership of professional body
  • Relevant Health and Safety qualification/knowledge



  • Significant experience in an Associate Director of operational estates role and property services including hard and soft services.
  • Working knowledge of HBN's/HBN's & Space for Health-related sites.
  • Experience of managing Asbestos in an NHS environment
  • Experience of working in a customer service environment.
  • Experienced in building high performing teams, and change Management skills


  • Experience of managing contracts.

Skills & Knowledge


  • Proven leadership and Management skills
  • Working knowledge and practical experience of Microsoft Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel etc.

Special Circumstances


  • Full driving licence

Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust


Stoke Mandeville Hospital - but will be required to travel across BHT sites


HP21 8AL

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