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Estates Officer

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per annum
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to recruit a suitably experienced Estates Officer at Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, based at the Aintree Hospital site.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Trust's Estates Engineering department. The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate commitment, enthusiasm and professionalism, working within a fast-paced healthcare environment. We are looking for a self-starter who will be able to work effectively both individually and as part of a team.

Main duties of the job

You will be experienced in the supervision of operation and management within a large organisation, managing specialist contractors along with directly employed staff.

The permanent position is contracted to 37.5 hours per week Monday to Friday however you will be required to join our out of hours on call service. Overtime and on call payments will be made in addition.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click here

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Manages all building maintenance services and responsible for the day to day delivery of building and engineering maintenance:
  • To provide efficient and effective administrative and technical support to the Estate Maintenance Department.
  • To supervise and co-ordinate a group of multi-skilled maintenance staff and other trades including maintenance assistants and apprentices.
  • To be responsible for the effective planning and efficient use of both labour and financial resources.
  • To be responsible for engendering a positive culture within the workforce with regard to health and safety, manual handling, including permits to work and risk assessments.
  • To be responsible for performance, standards monitoring and auditing of completed works, carried out by the directly employed staff, agency labour and contractors.
  • To supervise both maintenance and/or minor works schemes and activities.
  • To allocate labour to the Works and Estate Response Desk, planned preventative maintenance, and/or minor works schemes resulting in agreed response times being achieved, and monitor maintenance and statutory programmes being completed and minor works schemes meeting agreed deadlines.
  • To be involved in the successful resolution of complex faults on all types of building services systems and equipment.

Person Specification



  • Relevant HND/equivalent
  • Served a recognised apprenticeship
  • Training and accreditation in three or more of the specialist areas


  • Accredited qualification in management or demonstrable experience



  • Demonstrable relevant post apprenticeship experience
  • Appreciation of general building construction methods


  • Hospital experience in a Works & Estates environment



  • Knowledge and understanding of operational estate management across all disciplines and functions
  • Knowledge of health and safety matters relating to the estate and a broad understanding of statutory and mandatory requirements and procedures
  • Effective communicator with good written and verbal communication skills at all levels, and good negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of trade principles and practice


  • Knowledge of legislation relating to estates services
  • A knowledge and application of NHS technical documents (HTNs, HBNs, etc.), British Standards, regulations, legislation, and best practice guidance
  • Knowledge of maintenance planning and organisation (PPM, reactive, contract, etc.)



  • Customer care awareness
  • Able to work as a team leader
  • Analytical, systematic fault finder
  • Be competent to take part in an on call roster


  • Ability to undertake other duties within areas of competence



  • Contractually obliged to partake in on-call rota
  • Commitment to work flexibly across sites in the event of an emergency work beyond normal finishing time and/or may be called back into work to assist with the emergency
  • Ability to be aware of and manage individual stress levels
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to work independently


  • Full UK driving licence
  • First Aid

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust



Lower Lane


L9 7AL

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