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Estates Officer

Employer
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
Location
Leicester
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The role of the Estates Officer is a development role and will be supported within the specialist engineering team. The post holder will be expected to undertake a range of training courses including shadowing, project work and secondments.

The post holder will support the delivery of specialist engineering activities to all wards and departments within a multidisciplinary environment, ensuring compliance with Trust safety standards and legal requirements.

Specialist engineering services are defined as but not limited to systems covered both HTM's and statutory instruments, i.e., Medical Gas, Pressure Systems, HV/LV Voltage, Passenger Lifts, Water Systems, Ventilation Systems etc.

They will support the Senor Specialist Engineer in ensuring competency is maintained across the in-house team by delivering specialist engineering training and mentoring. They will support in the development of technicians and apprentices, compiling and monitoring training programs

Main duties of the job

To be a lead in designated specialist engineering subjects in the process of ensuring compliance with all Trust Statutory and Non-Statutory responsibilities relating to the Trust's Estate.Developing the culture of responsiveness, ownership and customer care amongst Estates staff.Work efficiently using complex technology to work within Service Level Agreements and key performance indicators. Provide technical expertise and training on all aspects of Estates Maintenance function, promote communication at all levels and bring innovation, monitoring and measurement to ensure a value for money service.The post holder will be responsible for Health and Safety and welfare matters affecting the staff in or attached to their area of work responsibility. This will include risk assessment, safe systems of work, training toolbox talks and safety inspections.

To undertake roles of Authorised Person in accordance with the requirements of Health care Technical Memorandum for example: Medical Gas Pipeline systems, High and Low Voltage Electrical systems. Critical Ventilation Systems.To undertake training of Estates Technicians, as designated by training / competency matrix, to ensure that the knowledge and skills base is maintained and developed to meet the requirements of current and future engineering services and changes in legislation.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

http://www.leicestershospitals.nhs.uk/aboutus/work-for-us/current-vacancies/

Job description

Job responsibilities

The role of the Estates Officer is a development role and will be supported within the specialist engineering team. The post holder will be expected to undertake a range of training courses including shadowing, project work and secondments.

The post holder will support the delivery of specialist engineering activities to all wards and departments within a multidisciplinary environment, ensuring compliance with Trust safety standards and legal requirements.

Specialist engineering services are defined as but not limited to systems covered both HTMs and statutory instruments, i.e., Medical Gas, Pressure Systems, HV/LV Voltage, Passenger Lifts, Water Systems, Ventilation Systems etc.

They will support the Senor Specialist Engineer in ensuring competency is maintained across the in-house team by delivering specialist engineering training and mentoring. They will support in the development of technicians and apprentices, compiling and monitoring training programs.

The post holder will support the management of key specialist engineering service contracts and will act as a lead in designated service areas commensurate with their specialty ensuring appropriate audits, contact management and remedial actions are delivered. Will support in delivery and prioritisation of the actions identified in Authorising Engineers and highly complex technical reports.

Maintain, operate and review pre-planned maintenance programme related to specialist engineering and complex technical subjects reviewing working practices and procedures where required.

The post holder will be required to participate in the Estates out of hours on-call arrangements and undertaking Authorised Person responsibilities for specific engineering systems as required.

Person Specification

Commitment to Trust Values and Behaviours

Essential

  • Must be able to demonstrate behaviors consistent with Trusts Values And Behaviours


Training & Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified to Degree Level in Engineering/Building Services or HNC/HND Mechanical/Electrical Engineering with significant management experience
  • Experience in Operational maintenance in a Mechanical, Electrical or Building service discipline or equivalent significant experience
  • Be at or working towards Membership of a Professional Institution e.g. IHEEM, IEE, IET IMechE, CIBSE
  • IOSH Managing Safely
  • A recognised training qualification/apprenticeship in Electrical or Mechanical Services


Desirable

  • Legionella awareness L8 - Responsible Person
  • NEBOSH - Level 3 Certificate
  • Appointments as an Authorised/Competent person


Experience

Essential

  • Experience in specialist engineering in installation and maintenance systems
  • Experience of supervisory responsibility for directly employed staff and contractors working on defects and PPM on technical electrical, mechanical, or building disciplines found in an acute environment
  • Experience of Working in an Authorised Person role )e.g Medical Gas , High Volatge)


Desirable

  • Experience working with Computer aided facility management systems
  • Considerable knowledge of Health care Engineering knowledge of Healthcare Engineering services (EG HV/LV/Water?Vent etc)
  • Experience of Working in an acute or non-acute hospital setting


Communication and relationship skills

Essential

  • Good organisational skills and ability to address and develop solutions to problems of a highly complex and contentious nature
  • Ability to receive and interpret highly complex and contentious information of a sensitive nature and being able to communicate the magnitude of the situation with non-estates professionals so that the risks are clearly understood without causing panic
  • Strong communication skills, for effective working relationships throughout the organisation including presentation to Executive Directors
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Highly organised approach to work
  • Strong IT/PC Skills to be able to develop and operate the various computer systems
  • Evidence of good written and spoken communication skills


Analytical and judgement Skills

Essential

  • Ability to interpret and make judgement across a wide range of highly complex estates issues taking into account legislation, expert advice and conflicting demands
  • Ability to understand and interpret legislation and develop work plans and policies
  • Ability to react to unplanned events/emergencies in a controlled planned manner and communication of issues and progress as per the agreed communications policy


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to cope with and manage demanding and stressful scenarios
  • Ability to undertake performance monitoring fault diagnosis using fine tools and equipment
  • A dedicated and committed member of a team
  • Flexible individual who can cope with new and changing demands
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Approachable and tactful
  • Ability to work flexible as needs arise, and ability to work overtime at short notice


Planning and Organisation skills

Essential

  • Able to prioritise works and manage conflicting priorities


Desirable

  • Experience of implementing estates operational strategies


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to and understanding of the importance of treating all individuals with dignity and respect appropriate to their individual needs
  • All staff are expected to engage in compassionate and inclusive leadership in the provision of high quality care and interactions with others


Other requirements specific to the role

Essential

  • Has the ability to travel, as will be required to work at other sites
  • Ability to work out of hours, evenings, weekends and bank holidays as needs arise
  • Able to undertake all duties as detailed in the job description
  • To be able to participate on the Estates Management On Call Rota if required to do so


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

Address

Leicester General Hospital

Gwendolen Road

Leicester

LE5 4PW

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358-6340047-E&F

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