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Operational Maintenance Manager

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
£51,706 to £58,210 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Operational Estates Manager is responsible for delivering a safe, efficient and effective maintenance service, and for the management of the Estates Department's building and engineering direct labour workforce. He/She must ensure that engineering and building activities are compliant with statutory legislation, Health Technical Memorandums (HTMs) and other relevant codes of practice. The post holder will be responsible for the reactive, corrective and planned maintenance of equipment, engineering services and building fabric for all Healthcare properties under their control.

Main duties of the job

Do you want to work for an innovative and integrated healthcare organisation in a role which combines senior leadership and technical knowledge. Then look no further - we are looking for a bright, ambitious Operational Estates Manager to join our great team here at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board.

We are looking for someone who has a strong track record of managing and delivering a customer focused Estates service at a similar level in a highly complex environment, preferably in healthcare. We need a Senior Manager who will lead a team where the quality of service, strong financial management and statutory compliance are the key drivers within all areas of the service.

This is a key role within our operational team, and we are keen to recruit motivated individual who will help us to provide the levels of service that we continually strive to provide to our patients and clinical colleagues.

As a senior manager he/she will assist in the production and delivery of the organisation's estates operational plans and will provide operational support in the delivery of capital projects. He/She will provide line management accountability for associated multi-skilled staff and will ensure appropriate financial, workforce and performance management arrangements are in place.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Building Service Engineering. (or HNC/HND in one of the above disciplines and demonstrate significant knowledge and experience post qualification to Masters level equivalency).
  • Industrial Management Certificate
  • Must be able to demonstrate senior management operational experience.


  • Member of a Professional Institute.
  • ONC/BTech in Computer Systems.



  • Detailed knowledge of Estates management to contribute to the business activities of the Health Board.
  • In depth knowledge of the legislative and mandatory needs of Estates Management.
  • Good working knowledge of building environment sustainability and energy strategies. Also methods of achieving plant operation and energy savings.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of departmental policies, procedures and strategies.
  • Experience in production of specifications for maintenance, installation or refurbishment works and the supervision of contracts.
  • Experience in development of workplace risk assessments.
  • Sound understanding of workforce, performance and financial management and processes
  • In depth knowledge of contracts and contract management.
  • Thorough understanding of Health & Safety legislation


  • Evidence of experience of working in a complex healthcare or public sector organisation with proven experience of direct accountability for estate management.
  • Demonstrate a proven record of achievement at a middle management level in the Estates function within the NHS.
  • A good understanding of estates and capital priorities, challenges and funding in the NHS.
  • Knowledge of complex engineering systems and maintenance procedures

Aptitude and Abilities


  • Displays excellent written skills. Taken from the presentation of the application document
  • Highest level of analytical and problem solving skills will be required.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to manage a range of complex and distinct specialist functions.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent human resource management skills including leadership and motivational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and solve problems.
  • Results driven and demonstrates the ability to delivery significant complex outcomes to agreed timescales.


  • The ability to speak Welsh.

Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board


Princess of Wales Hospital

Coity Road


CF31 1SQ

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