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Head of Estates & Minor Capital (Operations)

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum pro rata
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
To lead a team of skilled, professional, and technical, staff to deliver an effective, efficient and value for money operational estates and minor capital service.

Ensuring services are executed in line with all current legislation, regulations and guidance appertaining to the field of work, and have in place systems, processes and information that enable assurances to be provided to the Trust Board that they are meeting their statutory compliance obligations. Providing environments which are accessible, safe, clean, and fit for purpose buildings for the delivery of high-quality patient care.

Main duties of the job

The Trust operates from c185no. properties, geographically spread across the East Midlands and beyond, delivering high, medium, low secure, adult and child mental health and community health services. The remit of the role covers the delivery of Estates & Minor Capital Operational Services to both the freehold and leasehold properties and appropriate other externally owned properties.

The post holder will have specific responsibility for leading the Estates & Minor Capital operational services team in the delivery of services and associated activity including, but not limited to, Statutory Compliance, Minor Capital, Premises Assurance Model (PAM), Central Returns, and associated operational income generation opportunities.

About us

#TeamNottsHC comprises over 11,000 dedicated colleagues who #MakeADifference every day. We deliver intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic, and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and South Yorkshire. Our care is provided from over 200 sites, spanning community locations, acute settings, and secure environments, including prisons.

We are one of the largest mental health and community Trusts in the East Midlands and one of Nottinghamshire's biggest employers. We also host national and regional services, such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We offer a variety of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) groups, the Green Champions network, the Freedom to Speak Up network, the Health and Wellbeing Champions network, and the Menopause Champions network. These networks play a vital role in supporting our diverse workforce and promoting a culture of inclusivity.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is a top priority. We invest significantly in this through our in-house occupational health and staff counselling services, supported by a dedicated Health and Wellbeing team.

The Trust is committed to reducing its carbon emissions, with a specialised Energy and Environmental team working to ensure compliance with environmental legislation, enhance our environmental performance, and achieve our net-zero commitment

Job description

Job responsibilities

See attached Job Description & Person Specification.

Responsible to the Associate Director of Estates & Facilities for leading, managing, and directing the Operational Services staff in the provision of Estates & Minor Capital Operational Services, optimised in terms of its efficiency and effectiveness to meet service users, staff and visitor needs within agreed resource allocations.

Person Specification



  • Professional Chartership relevant to role
  • Educated to masters / degree level or equivalent in relevant Estates & Facilities professional discipline.
  • Health & Safety qualifications e.g., NEBOSH, IOSH.
  • Qualifications in Project Management.
  • Advanced Qualification (e.g., DMS, MBA, MSc) in Estates & Facilities Management or equivalent.


  • Post Graduate qualifications in Coaching & Mentoring.



  • Extensive Senior Management experience in leading large multi-disciplined Estates & Facilities teams in complex organisations, delivering quality multifaceted services
  • Exceptional level of experience and practical knowledge in the field of coordinating large complex organisational change projects covering service changes, mergers, re-structuring, and modernisation involving many disciplines
  • Extensive experience of managing Estates & Facilities Hard and Capital Service contracts (auditing, monitoring, life cycle costing, payment mechanisms, variations etc.) in relation to PFI contracts, SLA arrangements and all Estates & Capital associated technical and commercial contracts.
  • Experience in dealing with complicated NHS employment issues (disciplinary hearings, grievances, dismissals, redundancies, appeals), TUPE transfers, restructures, and organisational change.
  • Experience in setting, managing and successfully delivering to forecast revenue budgets and achieving large cost improvement programmes.


  • Experience managing multi-faceted Estates & Facilities teams in complex organisations in the development and execution of strategic service delivery plans.
  • Experience of developing tender bids, presentations, and mobilisation of Estates & Capital services, demonstrating commercial acumen and experience of business and financial planning including analysis and cost profiling.



  • Specialist knowledge of the wide range of multidisciplined Estates & Facilities services including Estates, Capital, Property, Logistics, Contract Management, gained through worked experience and academic study.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the requirements, systems and processes for monitoring and auditing PFI, LIFT and SLA contracts and services.


  • Services that appertain to Estates & Facilities services.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Duncan Macmillan House

Porchester Road



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