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Deputy Buildings Manager

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Post Holder will provide the necessary supervisory skills to ensure the management of attendance, redeployment and conduct of the directly employed labour (D.E.L) staff in their daily duties. They will also ensure the safe and continuous operation of electrical and mechanical engineering services and building plant and fabric situated with Wirral Community Health and Care Foundation Trust (WCHC) and those organisations that have contractual arrangements with WCHC.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with and in support of the estates team to ensure compliance and legislation is always achieved and will provideprofessional and technical assistance as appropriate. Day to day responsibility will include assisting in the management of operational aspects of Trust buildings, its partnership organisations and internal clients

About us

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust has been rated as Good by CQC (Dec 2023) with some outstanding areas.

As an aspiring outstanding Trust we have numerous policies and procedures in place which provide standard organisational ways of working, in line with organisational objectives, relevant legislation and requirements. Policies allow for continuity and consistency within the Trust. Employees must abide by and adhere to all Wirral Community NHS Trust's policies, at all times.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will contribute to the planning and delegation of minor estates schemes/projects, including liaison with operational teams and professions such as contractors, suppliers, planning officers and specialist consultants.

As a valued member of the team, you will have the ability to manage a demanding workload in order to provide an efficient and effective service.

You will be a confident, self-directed individual with a strong team focus as well as being able to work independently when required. You will be able to demonstrate excellent organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.

For the full job description and person specification of this exciting opportunity, please refer to the attached documents.

Person Specification

Qualifications and professional training


  • HND Electrical, Mechanical or Building Services
  • City & Guilds or NVQ equivalent Craft Certificate in any trade or equivalent
  • A recognised Trade Apprenticeship or relevant experience in mechanical/electrical or building maintenance.


  • Health & Safety Qualification i.e. NEBOSH
  • Training and/or experience in staff management/ supervision

Experience and knowledge


  • HNC/D or equivalent (or working towards HNC) or relevant experience
  • Experience of ordering and delivery of parts/materials, and services of contractors by raising orders via SBS system or equivalent using various methods of communication (verbal & written).
  • Experience and ability to supervise of DEL trade staff and contractors
  • Experience of budget management
  • Experience of Project Management for minor works to include planning, procurement, and management of contractors and SSW/RAMS.


  • At least 3 years relevant experience in Health care environment.

Skills and attributes


  • Ability to learn new techniques/skills
  • Ability to plan, organise, control and co-ordinate work
  • Ability to problem solve and compare suitable options eg. Suitability of equipment
  • Ability to exert moderate effort when required, eg lifting and moving equipment
  • Thorough working knowledge of maintenance systems and services
  • Highly developed physical skills e.g. use of tools/ equipment
  • Excellent, clear communication skills
  • Use tact/persuasive skills when dealing with clients and contractors

Personal qualities


  • Car Owner
  • Clean driving licence
  • Punctual
  • Enthusiastic
  • Loyalty to post
  • Able to work additional hours when necessary & participate in on-call rota

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


St Catherine's Health Centre

Derby Road


CH42 0LQ

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