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Head of Capital Projects

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 a year
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for a detailed job description of the role.

Please note this vacancy is only open to applicants from Hampshire & Isle of Wight NHS system, which is limited to Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICB, Southern Health FT, Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, Isle of Wight NHS Trust, University Hospital Southampton FT, Solent NHS Trust, South Central Ambulance Service or Hampshire Hospitals FT.

Main duties of the job

We would like to offer you the chance to work as our Head of Capital Projects.

The successful candidate will support the Associate Director of Capital Projects in the delivery of C. �25-30M annual Capital Projects capital expenditure, 6-7 direct staff reports - PPM (Principal Project Managers) and Strategic Development Manager, alongside overseeing SPM's and project support staff.

Key Responsibilities
  • Delivery of construction industry consultancy services and building contractors.
  • Provide professional leadership as Head of Capital to develop policies and strategies of the organisation's capital programme to improve the environment for patients and staff.
  • Support the procurement and project management of Capital projects by deploying the skills of in-house personnel and specialist works consultants and building & engineering contractors to design, plan and deliver multiple complex schemes, some in excess of �50m total project value, within the operational hospital environment whilst maintaining clinical services.
  • Provide expert specialist and professional construction and estates projects advice to Clinical Services Directors, Clinical Service Managers and senior management of the Trust.
  • Advise external agencies such as the University, H.P.A., etc on estates issues.
  • Manage, motivate and monitor the performance of a multi- disciplinary team of professional and specialist estate officers and technicians including recruitment, appraisal, training, CPD, and discipline.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

Specific to this role is the suitability for agile working which is a mixture of on-site and remote working Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need, and we will explore what's possible for the role and service.UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

General Duties
  • Guided by statutory, national and local regulations, Dept. of Health directives, Building and H& S Regulations, Trust Policies and Standing and Financial Orders, manage the Capital Projects team to deliver on time, to quality and cost the Trust capital programme.
  • Support the Head of Capital Projects to maintain and lead the Capital Projects team to respond to the Trusts services and estate strategies, leading by example to develop close working relationships with others such as Service Planners, Clinical Directorates, Health & Safety, Infection Control and Finance.
  • Support the development and implementation of capital procurement policies for Capital Projects, co-ordinate and monitor the dissemination of same to the Estates team. Arrange the development, maintenance and continuous review of design guidelines and standard component specifications.
  • Manage the delivery of the Capital Projects budget and procure physical assets within delegated approved budgets. Ensure that robust and detailed cost plans are in place for all projects.
  • Select professional and commercial suppliers for physical and intellectual assets.
  • Take responsibility for the production of manual and digital drawings by leading the development and maintenance of the Trusts strategic development, planning, record, archive and space use CAD drawings and databases.
  • Assist the Head of Capital Projects with Health and Safety/CDM, and other statutory compliances.
  • Lead the initial design service for all intermediate to Capital schemes to deliver functionally efficient and value engineered designs with due consideration to life cycle costs.
  • Co-ordinate the management of projects assigned to the Capital Projects team within the approved sum by regular attention to budgetary control, authorised variations, and regular liaison with Financial Management. Take prompt action to keep expenditure within budget whist keeping the Head of Capital Projects informed.

For additional details, please refer to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications / training required


  • Specialist works and building knowledge to Degree level, plus training as Architect/Chartered Surveyor/Structural Engineer/Civil Engineer/Quantity Surveyor or equivalent.
  • Evidence of further structured study as a Project Manager.
  • Trained in specifics such as H& S/CDM, design and project management.
  • Membership of APM or equivalent.
  • Able to accurately read manufacturer's plates & drawings.


  • Membership of RIBA/RICS/ICE/or equal.
  • Demonstration of a broad range of awareness and training courses in the building and construction fields.

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • Substantial practice in architecture, building or construction management, including all stages of construction projects and project management.
  • Management of delegated budgets and works and fee contracts tested by competitive tender.


  • To have managed consultant and construction contracts from design to completion.
  • Experience of engaging with in-house engineering or facilities functions plus Statutory Authorities and Dept of Health

Aptitudes and skills required


  • Current awareness of statutory requirements, standards & regulations.
  • Clear verbal, and written communication skills in leadership, management, and technical matters and reports.
  • Proficient in the use of IT


  • Demonstration of Continuing Professional Development in chosen field.

Values and behaviours


  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road


SO16 6YD

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