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Estates Officer (Mechanical Bias)

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Estates Department operate and maintain, energy and environmental resources, controls, electrical and mechanical services providing power, lighting, heating, air conditioning to wards, outpatients and operating theatres. Estates directly impacts on patient welfare, frontline clinical care, infection prevention and control and energy efficiency and sustainability across the Estates Trust. We have an exciting opportunity for a committed, highly self-motivated individual. The Royal Marsden is looking for an Estates Officer to join the Estates Team in Chelsea. This is a highly valuable broad ranging role, which will expose them to the whole range of Estates services including mechanical, electrical, building & energy control systems and project management. The candidate must be highly proactive in developing their technical knowledge in all aspects of training and work undertaken, engage in active discussions about skills, techniques, methods and approach to tasks in order to develop as a skilled professional. Behaviour at all times must be conducted in a professional manner and consistent with Trust Values.

Main duties of the job

1.1. Be dynamic in their approach and flexible and adaptable to changing needs and priorities1.2. Work proactively and support both management and frontline Estates staff in delivering an effective service1.3. To ensure that The RMH Healthcare Policies and procedures are adhered to.1.4. The post holder will be required to always comply with the requirements of the Health & Safety regulations and the Works and Trust's Health & Safety Policies and Procedures1.5. To always ensure confidentiality on all matters and information obtained during the course of employment.1.6. To comply with The RMH policies on equal opportunities and always promote equal opportunities1.7. To comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The Estates Department is responsible for providing the safe operation of planned, reactive and emergency maintenance to The RMH Trust. The Estates Officer having a range of duties will support the department, and the wider Trust in providing a comfortable, safe and secure environment for patients, staff and visitors.

The Trust incorporates many building types and engineering systems, all of which must comply with current legislation, guidance and recommended approved codes of practices, therefore it is crucial for the post holder to have or gain knowledge of the plant and systems, including:





Public Health


Hot/Cold Water systems

Building Construction

Air Conditioning

Fire Detection

Fire Compartmentation

Medical Gas System


Patients Bed-head systems

Air Handling systems

Access Control

Intruder detection


Nurse Call systems

Patient needs and medical advances frequently bring redevelopment or updating of departments. Whether this work is a maintenance project, in-house or a delegated Capital Scheme, the need to support and liaise with Architects, Consultants, Contractors and staff is frequent.

Person Specification



  • A good standard of education
  • Specialist knowledge acquired through relevant HNC/HND/Degree course or equivalent working experience and responsibilities and underpinned by: Relevant C& G trade apprenticeship Post apprentice experience. One or more Hospital Engineering related qualification, i.e., Ventilation/water/lift maintenance/ medical gases/ sterilizers


  • Service training
  • Additional Hospital Engineering related qualification
  • Recognised supervisory management qualification
  • Recognised Health & Safety Qualification



  • A number of years within a maintenance environment.
  • Proficient in the use of hand tools and machinery
  • Highly aware of Health & Safety issues
  • Experienced in working in a demand driven service
  • Experienced in working to deadlines
  • Experienced in issuing permits to work


  • Supervision of multi- disciplinary team in healthcare premises
  • Experience of working in a large organisation

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Marsden Chelsea



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