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Associate Director, Commercial Services

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
Reporting to the Director of Capital Developments, who holds Programme Director responsibilities for the New Hospital, the Associate Director - Commercial Services will lead and optimise all commercial aspects of the Estates Capital Developments function including procurement, contract management and managing supplier relationships to deliver successful, cost-efficient capital projects, including the delivery of the new hospital project.

We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with the skills to lead and manage a team of in-house and external Quantity Surveyors/Cost Managers and procurement and contact specialists, as well as collaborating across project teams.

Working as part of the multi-disciplinary approach to capital project delivery, you will provide expert knowledge, advice and guidance on all commercial matters.

Main duties of the job

As a new role to the Capital Developments Team, the postholder will be expected to create, develop and lead the Trust's approach to commissioning and take on the direct commercial management and monitoring of the Trust's estates capital programme, including both locally and nationally funded schemes.

Working with the Director of Capital Developments and the Senior Leadership Team, the post holder will ensure the effective use of available resources and build systems and procedures to enable informed decisions and robust financial planning.

About us

At our core, we are deeply connected to, and rooted in, the values of the NHS. We work together for patients and our communities.

Our shared NHS values provide common ground for co-operation to achieve shared aspirations, at all levels of the NHS.

We make sure that everyone counts and that every voice is heard. What matters to our people matters.

We are strongly committed to improving the quality of everything we do and working with compassion, dignity and respect at all times.

Our people promise supports us to care for our amazing staff. Our people priority is to build a healthy culture at work where our people feel safe, health and supported. Our promise to our people is: we are a team, we are safe and healthy, we are compassionate and inclusive, we each have a voice that counts, we work flexibly, we are always learning and we are recognised and rewarded.

Our people promise and values make us great people to work with, and by working together we can support better health and care for all.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As commercial lead, the post holder will provide and deliver a high standard of service within the remit of their role, which will involve the provision of a full range of pre and post-contract commercial management services, and contract advice across every aspect of Capital Programme delivery.

The post holder will be the principal advisor on appropriate procurement strategy, contract selection and overseeing the management of costs for all major capital projects (from �250K to �500m) from initial inception, through to the financial close of projects to minimise the Trusts exposure to cost risks or loss in service provision.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Extensive experience and expertise in construction related commercial management activity across all stages of complex major project delivery
  • Qualified Quantity Surveyor
  • Demonstrable track record of successful project delivery within the constuction industry acorss a wide range of services and functions
  • Experience of managing diverse teams, allocating and assessing the work of a team of people


  • Previous experience of working within a healthcare or social care setting
  • Experience of delivering 5-case HMT business cases

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Torbay Hospital

Lowes Bridge



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