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Minor Works Manager

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 a year p.a. pro rata
Closing date
12 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Capital, Estates and Facilities Directorate are looking to appoint a self-motivated individual tojoin the Capital Planning and Development Department as Minor Works Manager.

You will be managing a team, delivering and procuring Minor Works projects which will include alterations and refurbishments across the Cambridge University Hospitals Estate in a manner that meets business needs and client objectives and improves the healthcare experience for our patients, staff and visitors. You will work with stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation and will ensure the successful delivery of each individual Minor Works project and programme of works, paying particular attention to the coordination of works with healthcare, research and commercial commitments.

With exceptional leadership and communication skills, you will be required to gain the confidence of stakeholders both inside and outside of the organisation. If you enjoy working in a friendly fast paced office environment making a difference to patient care and have previous experience of working in the building related industry along with experience of managing and supporting a team then we would welcome an application from you.

Main duties of the job

To take lead responsibility and accountability for the delivery of minor works projects within the Estates and Facilities Directorate.

To ensure all minor works project are delivered in a professional manner in accordance with agreed programmes and within budget.

To undertake the coordination of minor works projects within the existing facilities.

About us

Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 12000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people - patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing 'outstanding' care to our patients and rated 'Good' overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH's values - Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent - are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.

The advert will close at midnight on 17 June 2024.

Interviews are due to be held on 4 July 2024.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases, alternative working hours will be considered.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

Person Specification



  • Honours degree level or equivalent in building, engineering or related speciality works (e.g. building services design and installation, building surveying, quantity surveying, construction management)
  • MRICS status in building or quantity surveying or evidence of specific job related CPD in specialised construction
  • Post graduate certificate in management


  • Record of continuous development over a broad range of issues such as legislation, health and safety, management policies, sustainability, contract / project management
  • Technical Mechanical design qualification
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management or equivalent



  • Substantial post qualification experience of working in a building related industry, including working in a supervisory position
  • Significant experience of NHS capital and construction project management in a large complex acute hospital / organisation
  • Management of external teams and contractors
  • Successfully managing a number of both in-house and out-sourced functions within an Estates or Facilities function
  • Significant experience of managing projects through full project lifecycle
  • Significant experience of feasibility studies and appraisal of investment
  • Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, involving Clinicians
  • Experience of chairing clinical stakeholder meeting to aid design development and execution
  • Track record of ability to deliver projects against targets and within set timescales
  • Budgetary and financial management experience
  • Experience of managing and supporting a team of professional staff


  • Experience of developing and implementing management plans for compliance with statutory instruments and specific industry standards



  • Detailed knowledge of Health and Safety and CDM legislation and requirements
  • Detailed knowledge of current Department of Health guidance and all other applicable standards
  • Detailed knowledge of other relevant current legislation / guidance and associated statutory requirements
  • Knowledge and experience of specifying and appointing specialist advisors
  • Detailed knowledge of on-site construction methods and procedures
  • An understanding of the capital planning, tendering and commissioning process as laid down in the NHS


  • Knowledge of NHS / DoH / CQC standards and requirements
  • Knowledge of managing an aged estate



  • Excellent people / staff management skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interpretation and explanation of highly specialised technical drawings
  • The ability to influence senior managers and Clinicians in relation to patient environment based on sound technical construction and legislative knowledge and expertise
  • Ability to work under pressure and achieve delivery against challenging deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise work, meet tight deadlines and work independently
  • Positive and effective Team Leader, able to motivate and manage staff
  • Highly developed analytical skills enabling interpretation and communication of multi stranded projects: design, financial and contractual information
  • Excellent CAD skills and construction knowledge enabling the production of full technical building, mechanical and electrical drawings for given projects
  • Good leadership skills
  • High level of computer literacy required: Word, Excel, Office, Fast / AutoCAD, MS Project
  • Capable of working and leading in a demand driven service
  • Able to promote and cultivate a customer focused service delivery


  • Polished presentation skills

Additional Requirements


  • The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of Safe, Kind, Excellent.

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Addenbrookes Hospital-Division Corporate

Hills Road



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