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Assistant Facilities Manager

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Facilities Manager to join the Estates & Facilities Directorate.

We are looking for a new member to work with our highly dedicated Soft Services Team, delivering outstanding services to all aspects of the Facilities portfolio. The Assistant Facilities Manager is an integral part of the service we deliver, helping to drive the team towards excellence as well as looking to help achieve the Directorate's goals.

The Assistant Facilities Manager should have knowledge of Contract management, NHS National Cleaning Standards and staff management, as well as be able to produce ideas and initiatives to push sustainability across our services with the help of their team and their key stakeholders.

The role will work across all our sites in the Staffordshire locality. It is a full-time, permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Band 5, �28,407 - �30,639 per annum.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Elaine O'Brien at Elaine.o' or 0300 790 7000 in the first instance.

Main duties of the job

You will have or be working towards, a professional qualification in Facilities Management, or have the equivalent experience as well as demonstrable health and safety experience.

You will have experience in several key areas:
  • Analysing Complex Situations and producing solutions
  • Experience using a Micad system and other software applications.
  • Experience of reviewing budgets and spending.
  • Service review and development

You will be able to develop excellent working relationships between your teams as well as key stakeholders in your role. To be successful in this role, you must be customer focused and driven to ensure that excellent service is provided.

You will have the ability to work as part of a team but also on your own and under your own initiative. The successful candidates will need to have a strong dedication to teamwork, and the ability to focus on the needs of customers. As the Assistant Facilities Manager, you will need to be willing to learn and be flexible to perform a variety of tasks and skills when needed.

You will hold a full driving license and be prepared to travel across sites, as part of your role.

About us

By joining Team MPFT, you will be helping your communities and in return for this, we will support you by
  • Supporting your career development and progression
  • Excellent NHS Pension scheme
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Options for flexible working
  • Up to 27 days annual leave (increasing with service up to 33 days) and the opportunity to purchase additional leave
  • Extensive Health and Wellbeing support and resources
  • If you work in our community teams, we pay for your time travelling between patients
  • Lease car if you complete more than 500 business miles per annum, fully insured and maintained (including tyres), mileage paid at lease car rate
  • Salary sacrifice car - fully insured and maintained (including tyres), your gross pay is reduced by the cost of the vehicle before tax, NI and pension deductions are calculated, mileage paid at business rates
  • Salary sacrifice bikes up to �2k
  • Free car parking at all trust sites
  • Free flu vaccinations every year
  • Citizens Advice support linked with a Hardship Fund for one off additional support up to �250 (if the criteria is met)

And more. We are proud to be a diverse and inclusive organisation and there is a choice of staff networks that help you meet like-minded people.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We provide the highest standards of Facilities and Estates services across the organisation, whilst demonstrating value for money.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do.

We offer competitive salaries, access to the NHS pension scheme, 29 to 33 days' leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term/time served), and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family-friendly, inclusive employment policies and flexible working arrangements.

Before applying for this unique and challenging role we encourage you to view the full job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification in Facilities/Estates/Related Discipline or comparable proven practical experience (equivalent level of knowledge to Degree Level or an Indepth Diploma with significant experience)
  • IT qualification, ability and experience of using IT systems
  • Demonstrate a commitment to further training and development commensurate with the grade
  • Previous experience of working with the public both on a face to face basis and over the telephone.



  • Significant experience of working in a healthcare environment to include substantial experience gained in Facilities and Estates Management.
  • Significant experience in managing and monitoring service contracts.
  • Demonstrable experience in effective application and use of complex computerised software packages.
  • Demonstrate experience in Healthcare Facilities & Hotel services management.
  • Knowledge and experience of the Private Finance Initiative in the NHS.


  • Experience allied to working on sites with people who suffer Mental Health related problems.
  • Experience at attending meetings and minute taking
  • Knowledge of Health or Social Care



  • Demonstrable track record and ability in effective management of contracts.
  • Demonstrable ability to effectively manage teams of staff and contractors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for working with Trust colleagues and supply chain tier members.
  • Ability to deliver high service standards through effective performance management of staff and contractors.
  • Demonstrable option appraisal and business planning skills.
  • Able to trouble shoot, problem solve, evaluate, review, assess and propose solutions.
  • Able to work with high level of autonomy.
  • Excellent IT skills and the ability to produce reports, forecasts and commitment accounting records weekly/monthly and as required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent negotiating skills

Employer details

Employer name

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust


Bradwell Community Hospital

Talke Road

Chesterton, Newcastle-under-Lyme


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