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Facilities Manager

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year p.a.
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic, resilient and pro-active individual to join the Yeatman Hospital Facilities team in the role of the Facilities Manager, based at Yeatman Hospital in Sherborne.

As part of the Estates and Facilities team, you will be responsible for a broad range of services to help clinical and non-clinical teams to deliver safe and effective patient care via a range of inpatient and outpatient services based in Yeatman Hospital and associated sites. This is a busy and varied role where no two days are the same and where you can build and widen your skill set, share and develop ideas with likeminded managers and influence service development across the Trust.

Your primary focus will be to lead and develop catering, cleaning and porter services and act as corporate landlord for the site. Working with other teams and specialist advisers,responsibilities include local health and safety arrangements, business resilience planning, fire safety, contracts monitoring and being the on-site contact/link between departments for estates/building projects and contractors. We may even need you to help out your teams directly on occasion.

The Facilities Manager post is full time weekday role. We would be flexible and encourage part time applicants with a minimum of 30 hours. Being a driver is essential for this post.

For any queries please contact

Main duties of the job

You will be highly visible, accessible and responsive. You will demonstrate a positive can-do attitude, be flexible to respond to service needs and lead by example.

We are looking for great communication, management and leadership skills, significant recent experience within a comparable role and someone who is:

Customer focussed

Excited about the contribution cleaning and catering services make.

Able to inspire and motivate teams

Able to communicate effectively with staff, patients and visitors

Used to managing staff and budgets

Committed to continuous service improvement

Able to work independently within their sphere of authority

Confident in the use of a range of computer systems

Keen to take responsibility for health and safety and fire prevention within their service area.

When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

Employment in this post requires a Standard Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service and can present a valid DBS certificate will not have to complete another DBS.

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

Knowledge / Skills /Training


  • Relevant degree/diploma or equivalent level of training and experience OR
  • Relevant level of training and experience in Health and Safety management
  • Experience of budget management
  • Negotiating and communication skills both verbal and written


  • Practical experience of facilitating and managing change
  • Experience of electronic patient record systems, data entry and reporting
  • Ability to develop and implement service proposals, policies and procedures through performance management

Job Specific Experience


  • Extensive recent experience within a comparable role
  • Extensive experience of managing confidential issues and matters
  • Experience in managing large numbers of staff and budgets
  • Recent experience of working within a customer focused environment
  • Knowledge of a full range of administrative procedures
  • Previous line management experience
  • Evidence of effective Risk management skills
  • Evidence of and ability to actively research for the potential to improve quality and customer care, seeking new ideas and methods to improve service delivery
  • Practical experience of facilitating and managing change
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written


  • Extensive experience of working with senior level clinical and managerial staff
  • Evidence of involvement in policy and practice change
  • Advanced keyboard/touch typing skills including familiarity with Microsoft office packages
  • Meeting skills - ability to chair/take minute

Managerial / Supervisory Experience


  • Previous people management experience
  • Experience of recruitment and selection
  • Experience of performance management

Information Technology / Resources


  • Generates and maintains own records


  • Experience of developing surveys/audits to improve service delivery
  • Confident in the use of computer systems, spread sheets, databases, data collection and coordination, word processing and report writing.

Additional requirements


  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English, adequate to enable the post holder to carry out the role effectively

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Yeatman Hospital

Hospital Lane



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