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Head of Capital Projects

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 Per annum (subject to banding)
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
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This post is a key role within our Estates & Facilities department. The Capital Projects Team deliver an array of �multi-million Capital Programmes, consisting of New Build, Backlog, and Refurbishment projects - delivering priority projects linked to Trust strategy and addressing Estates statutory compliance.

The post holder will also be responsible for strategic planning and delivering service improvement across Capital, Estates, and Facilities working with a wide range of stakeholders to create and share the vision for the portfolio delivery approach promote and embed the principles of good project management and supporting the organisation in delivering the change required to achieve strategic objectives.

We are looking for applicants ideally from an architectural, surveying, construction, engineering, building or project management background with a proven track record in the Estates field delivering.

By improving the environment for patients, visitors and staff, you'll contribute to our mission of delivering exceptional healthcare.

Main duties of the job

The role involves providing expert construction management advice as well as direct support to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Contribute to strategic development of Trust Wide Estate.
  • Establish effective management systems.
  • Prepare Business Cases and Board Reports.
  • Manage project costs and risks.
  • Deliver quality projects on time and within budget.
  • Implement Departmental policies.
  • Support operational commissioning of Health Service buildings.

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire. Our Excellence Values: Compassion Respect Integrity Courageous Accountable

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will be responsible for leading their Capital teams building and standardising robust programmes and project management arrangements, which includes:
  • Mapping a systematic and clear approach for delivery
  • Working with system partners and contractors to agree roles, responsibilities and
  • Ensure that the capital programme is actively managed and that linkages between organisations, people, timescales and actions are clear
  • Identifying risks and developing credible and proportionate mitigations that are agreed and owned by the most appropriate leads
  • Ensure that benefits realisation is practiced with key performance indicators developed for each programme and assessed as part of the monitoring framework
  • Proactively identify issues where escalation may be required in order to unblock constraints or to overcome challenges
  • Horizon scan to ensure that the post holder and the team are kept up to date with best practice and new innovative ways in project management and improvement science.

The post holder will be responsible for the management of the Capital Programme Delivery function and the Capital Programme PMO, ensuring the application of a standardised approach to the management of projects. Specifically, this will involve ensuring that there is clear communication of project plans, deliverables, and resources requirements, risk and issues between the Capital Programme teams and clinical stakeholders.

Person Specification

Education, Training & Qualifications


  • Possesses required level of qualification/experience


  • Membership of a recognised Environmental UK registered organisation

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience of working within an Estates and Facilities environment.
  • Experience of delivering compliant Capital schemes on time, meeting required quality, and within budget.
  • Knowledge of local NHS Finance systems and national legislation


  • Experience of liaising with and performance monitoring external contractors
  • Experience of delivering training/instruction to staff

Key Competencies/ Personal Qualities & Attributes


  • Time management
  • Organised, methodical and professional approach to work

Employer details

Employer name

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road



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