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Head of Estates

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are looking for an exciting new challenge Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT) which is a Specialist Mental Health and Community NHS Foundation Trust, is the place for you.

We are currently looking to recruit a Head of Estates on a permanent basis.

The post holder will be responsible for managing the Estates Team as well as overseeing the Hard FM contract within the Estates & Facilities Directorate to ensure buildings are maintained and managed effectively throughout the Trust.

Main duties of the job

The Head of Estates will provide expert advice, guidance and leadership at a corporate level on Estates and Hard FM to the Board as well as supporting with all elements of compliance and improvement works as well as supporting with minor capital projects. Working closely with clinical and non-clinical leads, the post holder will oversee the project works, minor improvements and reactive works requests with the requirements of relevant Health & Safety related legislation and Trust policies and guidance specifically related to the buildings.

The post holder will be based at Guild Park, Goosnargh.

This role is a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation that is passionate about the services it provides.

About us

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of services including secondary mental health care across this area. Specialist provision comprises inpatient child and adolescent mental health services, perinatal mental health and forensic services including low and medium secure care.The Trust also provides a range of physical health and well-being services in the community alongside a range of partners in the Lancashire, Cumbria and Sefton area.Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust encourages flexible working, we believe that a positive work/life balance benefits NHS employees through improved health and wellbeing. We would consider working patterns such as term time, part time, compressed hours, flexi-time and career breaks. We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.For more information please visit our website via Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS FT

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • A degree in an engineering / building services discipline (or equivalent experience)
  • Significant relevant Estates Management (building) experience



  • Fully conversant with statutory requirements, NHS Estates Guidance, Codes of Practice, the requirements of regulatory bodies and all statutory legislation.
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the Strategic implications of Estates Operations to the Trust.



  • Evidence of the ability to provide strategic direction to the Operation of the HSIS Estate.
  • Evidence of background and experience in contract management of hard FM contractors
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the Estates requirements of healthcare buildings



  • Ability to demonstrate tact and diplomacy in dealing with senior personnel, service users and the general public
  • Ability to work to delegated timescales
  • Must be personally flexible in outlook and approach

Employer details

Employer name

Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust


Guild Park



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