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Head of Construction for Enabling Projects

Employer
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Nottingham
Salary
£83,571 to £96,376 per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 8D
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

To support the delivery of the Tomorrow's NUH Programme the Head of Construction for Enabling Projects will work across the programme to provide construction and commercial leadership to support the successful planning and delivery of the Enabling Works Programme.

The post holder shall act as a senior leader within the Tomorrow's NUH Programme Team and assume responsibility for overseeing and co-ordinating the commercial and construction components for the Enabling Projects ultimately resulting in the delivery of new healthcare facilities. The Head of Construction for Enabling Projects will be responsible for developing and the line management of a team of project managers and other technical advisors and shall also strategically link with other key roles within the Programme and other strategic and corporate roles across Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Head of Construction for Enabling Projects will support the Programme Director in planning timelines, the critical path, programme plan, action log and other aspects of the Enabling Works Programme and as such maintain up to date and clear records of the programme. The post holder shall be expected to demonstrate strong senior construction and commercial leadership and shall manage the interface with the New Hospital Programme design teams and other external architects and technical teams.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the strategic delivery of the construction and commercial elements of the Tomorrow's NUH Enabling Works Programme ensuring best practice, standards, tools and techniques are in place
  • To be have expert specialist knowledge of Trust, Local, Regional and National Capital and Commercial Strategies
  • To ensure that a system of monitoring and reporting of the key milestones for the Enabling Works Programme and subsequent business cases is in place. This will include reports for the TNUH Estates and Technical workstream, Programme Delivery Group, Programme Boards, Trust Board, the NHP, NHSEI and the DH and HM Treasury
  • Build effective alliances to ensure programme priorities are understood and reflect the needs of the organisation and key stakeholders in order to have significant impact on safety, quality, performance, patient and staff experience and staff effectiveness
  • To lead on the procurement of professional services to complete the design and build of the enabling works programme within agreed timescales. This includes: Identification of procurement frameworks for each stage of the commercial and construction phase Lead the tender process for the PSCP or Main Contractor in accordance with the agreed procurement framework ensuring the best value contract is gained Maximise the opportunity to save capital money on materials through the procurement stages Liaising with the New Hospital Programme Team and complying with relevant strategies and guidance


About us

With over 19,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the strategic delivery of the construction and commercial elements of the Tomorrows NUH Enabling Works Programme ensuring best practice, standards, tools and techniques are in place.
  • To be have expert specialist knowledge of Trust, Local, Regional and National Capital and Commercial Strategies and ensure that key requirements are fully embedded within the enabling projects.
  • To provide specialist advice and support to the Tomorrows NUH Programme Board in relation to construction and commercial matters.
  • To ensure that a system of monitoring and reporting of the key milestones for the Enabling Works Programme and subsequent business cases is in place. This will include reports for the TNUH Estates and Technical workstream, Programme Delivery Group, Programme Boards, Trust Board, the NHP, NHSEI and the DH and HM Treasury.
  • Build strong influential relationships with staff at all levels providing the leadership link with each large capital project and NUH procurement, estates and digital teams. Facilitate the resolution of key issues and barriers to progress, escalating as appropriate.
  • Build effective alliances to ensure programme priorities are understood and reflect the needs of the organisation and key stakeholders in order to have significant impact on safety, quality, performance, patient and staff experience and staff effectiveness.
  • Act as a leader for change ensuring that all activities and plans are effective and fresh, and in line with the latest Trust, ICS, NHSEI, NHP and National Strategies.
  • To lead on the procurement of professional services to complete the design and build of the enabling works programme within agreed timescales. This includes: Identification of procurement frameworks for each stage of the commercial and construction phase Lead the tender process for the PSCP or Main Contractor in accordance with the agreed procurement framework ensuring the best value contract is gained Maximise the opportunity to save capital money on materials through the procurement stages Liaising with the New Hospital Programme Team and complying with relevant strategies and guidance.


Person Specification

Trainig and Qualifications

Essential

  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree, supplemented by specialist training to doctorate or equivalent level, leadership/management qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of the NHS in the acute sector.


Desirable

  • Construction qualification.
  • Membership of relevant professional body or chartered status.


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience within the Healthcare sector at a very senior manager level including responsibility for strategic projects and programmes of change.
  • Proven track record of delivering to challenging targets.
  • Experience of leading and managing programmes, with considerable experience delivering large capital schemes in the healthcare sector.
  • Experience of business case development for large or complex capital projects including proven experience in writing business cases and of the work streams including Clinical Strategy, Workforce, IT and Estates.
  • Considerable project management experience of delivering large capital schemes in the healthcare sector
  • Experience of negotiating with private companies.
  • Knowledge of the New Hospital Programme


Desirable

  • Knowledge and applied understanding of the context and challenges of leaders in health and health care settings.
  • Experience of working in the construction industry.


Communication and relationship skills

Essential

  • Excellent communications skills, written and oral.
  • Ability to build successful teams.
  • Able to work collaboratively with partner organisations and regulatory authorities.
  • Ability to influence and motivate staff at all levels to deliver challenging targets.
  • Able to influence the direction and decisions of work streams, programme and project boards, services, contractors, the Trust Board and, as required, external stakeholders.
  • Ability to understand and present complex data in a simple understandable manner.
  • Proven negotiating skills and ability to communicate in challenging situations.
  • Ability to manage conflict.
  • Accountable for outputs and management of a significant capital budget.
  • Manage own workload and use initiative to drive the project forwards.
  • Highly developed motivational, influencing and negotiating skills, with proven experience of success at the most senior levels of organisations and stakeholders.
  • Effective communication skills and proven experience in being able to communicate in a clear and articulate manner using tact and diplomacy in managing difficult people and situations.
  • Ability to deal calmly and effectively in situations where there is resistance to messages being delivered and when the organisation that is being negotiated with is hostile.
  • Able to effectively use highly contentious information during commercial negotiations and in situations of major change.
  • Able to lead and gain buy in for changes to existing processes and deal proactively and effectively with change resistance.


Desirable

  • Ability to understand and convey complex messages to a diverse audience at varying levels, including senior management, both within the Trust and in external organisations.


Analytical and Judgment Skills

Essential

  • Strategic thinking
  • Excellent problem solving skills using team when appropriate
  • Critically analyse highly complex financial, activity and other datasets and able to make appropriate judgements and decisions.
  • Business focused
  • Sensitive to clinical and political demands
  • Innovative thinker with the ability to cut through barriers to change.
  • Evidence of working with numerical data and ability to critically analyse, interpret and present complex, multi-stranded data in appropriate forms.
  • Ability to think laterally, identify and evaluate options and present workable solutions
  • Presents plans supported by reasoned argument and evidence.
  • Ability to understand complex legal contracts and trade off competing factors (e.g. risk and size of contracts) to determine the best approach to a situation
  • Ability to make judgements involving highly complex commercial information and using analysis, interpretation and comparison of a range of options
  • Ability to understand the risk to the Trust and use judgement to know when to escalate legal and contractual issues to get advice from external commercial advisers and/or lawyers
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • As a lead specialist within a programme of work, be able to apply analytical and critical reasoning skills to analyse highly complex facts including financial and clinical data and situations requiring interpretation and comparison of a range of options
  • Ability to constructively challenge the status quo to ensure the best outcome for patients and the organisation
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Focused on quality, productivity and prevention of issues


Planning and organisation skills

Essential

  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Ability to sustain high workload through times of service and organisational pressure
  • Ability to chair and/or participate actively in meetings, seminars and conferences
  • Performance management skills and techniques to enable accurate real-time progress reporting.
  • Ability to diagnose and take remedial action where programmes are slipping from their targets.
  • Able to work independently and on own initiative.
  • Develop business plans and strategies for developing commercial opportunities and exploiting opportunities with external partners.
  • Ability to work on own initiative/self starter, but integrate within the team.
  • Ability to understand and work within the relevant policy constraints and establish the way that they should be interpreted and applied.
  • Ability to work under significant pressure, to short deadlines and manage conflicting priorities whilst continuing to deliver high quality work.
  • Work independently but know when to escalate issues to senior management/Board and when to brief them to keep them appropriately updated.
  • Ability to understand and work within the relevant policy constraints, keeping abreast of developments and changes in policy that may impact on construction or commercial activities.
  • Proven record of pro-active performance management.


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Highest standards of personal integrity matched with openness to new ideas, concepts and ways of working.
  • Evidence of self-awareness and ability/desire to enhance own and others
  • The ability to act autonomously to develop solutions to complex multifaceted challenges whilst ensuring that any corporate operating models are followed and applied.


Physical Skills

Essential

  • Well-developed IT skills to manage and report on complex performance management information.
  • Able to concentrate for prolonged periods on complex legal and commercial papers and during discussions and complex negotiations.
  • Able to deal with interruptions that require immediate response.
  • Ability to know when to challenge the conventional thinking in the Trust and be able to deal with it proactively and sensitively.


Other requirements specific to the role (e.g. be able to work shifts/on call)

Essential

  • Commitment to quality and continuous improvement.


Employer details

Employer name

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts

Address

City Hospital

Hucknall Rd

Nottingham

NG5 1PB

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