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Estates Officer (Contracts)

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for a detailed job description of the role

Main duties of the job

The Estates, Facilities, and Capital Development (EFCD) team at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) are delighted to be able to offer a fantastic opportunity for a Contract Maintenance Manager, for a customer focussed, friendly and enthusiastic individual, as part of our expanding service.

As part of EFCD the successful candidate will be responsible for the implementation, management and support of maintenance contracts to the value of in excess of �500,000.

You will also be an integral part of the maintenance management and part take in an On-Call duty rota.

As a member of the estates band 6 management team, the post holder may be required to provide temporary backfill or support to other band 6 managers within the Estates Maintenance team.

�35,392 + On-Call payments (Including overtime and unsociable hours payments)

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Main Responsibilities
  • Contract Deliver, including cost and efficiency savings.
  • Communication with Multiple Discipline across the Trust
  • Assist the Project team with your professional expertise
  • Be consistent with current regulations and legislation
  • Good Co-ordination Skills
  • Attend and Chair on request Meetings
  • Produce reports on contractor performance
  • Authorised Person Duties (Medical Gas, Ventilation etc). Training will be provided).
  • Duty Engineer On-Call

More detailed information available in the Job description, alternatively please contact the hiring manager.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required


  • HNC/Degree or equivalent examined qualification in Electrical, Mechanical or Building or related field. Or Project Management Qualification
  • Professional knowledge acquired through degree or equivalent, plus specific training in a Building or Engineering specialty
  • Experience in CAD Packages
  • IOSH managing safely qualification must have or acquire within 6-months of taking up post
  • Extensive experience of engineering installations including Health care codes and Procurement routes
  • Knowledge of Building Regs and understanding of statutory and legal processes in respect to site developments or acquire training within agreed period of time


  • NEEBOSH General Certificate
  • Membership of a recognised professional organisation is encouraged

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Relevant experience in the engineering and/or building construction industry including site supervision of contractors, working to complex programmes and delivery schedules
  • Relevant experience of electrical mechanical or building maintenance and/or design and minor installation works in construction industry or Healthcare
  • Knowledge of HBN/HTM, asbestos regulations and Approved Codes of Practice etc
  • Experience of managing directly employed labour and contractors in the delivery of (a) carrying out minor projects (b)a reactive maintenance provision, (c) a planned maintenance provision, or (d) a combined service provision
  • Management of professional level staff across estates and building services disciplines - delegates workload and draws out the best performance and standards
  • Ability to manage delegated budgets, expenditure, and cost control on delegated projects


  • Relevant experience in the health service environment
  • Good working knowledge of Engineering, Construction Design & Management Regulations
  • Experienced in developing contract tender specifications and undertaking full contract evaluations and interviews
  • Project Management experience

Values and behaviours


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

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