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Director of Estates & Facilities

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Competitive Salary
Closing date
22 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 9
Contract Type
Full Time
Make an Impact at the Heart of Healthcare

Join the Estates and Facilities Directorate at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust in a pivotal role that will shape the future of our healthcare services. This position offers a competitive salary, hybrid working options, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes, career average defined benefit pension, employee assistance and car salary sacrifice scheme, professional development opportunities, and much more.

The recruitment for this opportunity is managed exclusively by the FM team at Insight Executive Group. For a confidential discussion about this role and to view the detailed job description and person specification, please send your CV to today.

Role Summary:

As the Director of Estates and Facilities (E& F), you will hold a critical executive position accountable for the strategic oversight and operational leadership of the Trusts s E& F services. This role ensures all facilities are safe, compliant, and aligned with the clinical needs of the Trust.

Your skills and expertise will guide the future quality of the estate and the integration of best practices, ensuring that the built environment is safe for patients, visitors, and staff, is managed effectively and efficiently and adapts to changing healthcare needs.

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities
  • Provide strategic E& F Leadership and management advice to the Chief Executive and Trust Executive Management Team
  • Lead the development and implementation of comprehensive E& F, Estates, Sustainability, Health & Safety, and Security strategies
  • Oversee significant strategic, capital, and operational projects, including SLA/EFM contracts with partner providers
  • Foster strategic partnerships with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and system partners to enhance service delivery
  • Uphold and drive regulatory standards and compliance with national policies, creating a co-production culture with clinical teams and service users

Role Requirements
  • Masters level qualification or equivalent experience in a technical or E& F discipline
  • Proven leadership within large facilities management, overseeing budgets up to �19m and 230 wte staff
  • Experience managing teams across multiple disciplines including Security, Cleaning, Catering, Waste Management, and more
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills, capable of engaging a wide array of stakeholders from Trust Board members to external partners

Why Join Us?

Join a career-defining role that boosts patient care and facility standards. Enjoy a vast range of benefits such as a competitive salary, generous pension scheme, wellbeing initiatives, enhanced parental leave, flexible working, childcare support, cycle-to-work schemes, ticket loans, professional development, and diverse staff networks.

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But don't just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Apply Now:

For a confidential discussion about this role, email your CV to Join Rotherham Hospital's Estates & Facilities, dedicated to healthcare excellence. Recruitment Timeline: Apply by 21st June, shortlisting starts 1st July, final interviews from 29th July.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for the full details about the role and the responsibilities.

Person Specification

Skills and Abilities


  • Strong team building skills with the ability to identify and develop talent
  • Well-developed communication and influencing skills with the ability to motivate teams and gain consensus at all levels within
  • the organisation
  • Ability to work well as an effective, high profile and flexible member of a multidisciplinary team and to share and encourage good practice and support continuous improvement
  • High level of work organisation, self-motivation and drive for performance and improvement and flexibility
  • Effective negotiating skills and the ability to successfully manage difficult and controversial situations


  • Highly visible leader with inclusive style that represents the Trusts values and drive for continual improvement



  • Previous experience in managing a large complex EFM service
  • Managing a diverse workforce
  • Project Management of large capital projects
  • Management of large FM contracts



  • Professional / academic qualification at Masters level or equivalent experience in technical or E& F discipline
  • Further management or relevant professional qualifications e.g. Chartered Status


  • Evidence of continuing personal and professional development in E& F disciplines
  • LEAN Certified Leader

Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust


The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road


South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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