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Entry Level Project Officer

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity to work in a forward-thinking Directorate delivering a role that offers very diverse requirements across a varied portfolio.

You will be working as part of the Capital Services team to deliver a minor capital programme of delegated schemes, including the associated capital expenditure, planning issues, design service, project management, commissioning of consultant advice to the Trust stakeholders as well supporting the wider Estates and Facilities department with the management of the Trust's Estate, assets and estate records.

Operating in policy guidelines and in accordance with standing financial orders and instructions.

Main duties of the job

The role will involve:

Day to day operational arrangements relating to capital services including advice, design, project management from inception to completion.

Delivery of day to day minor requests for additional works provided by our In-House help desk via existing contracted suppliers or through approved procurement routes.

Day to day liaison with Trust staff, Departmental Managers and individuals from external NHS, Local Government and Private Sector agencies.

Providing support to management, facilitating and monitoring the progress of projects or tasks with the Directorate representatives and working closely with the other corporate departments to facilitate a project or task delivery.

Resolving minor problems independently and act as the first point of contact for enquiries from end users.

Estates/Facilities record and information administration actions including but not limited to review and alteration of Building Plans, measured and building condition surveys, access surveys, building occupancy audits.

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

You will have:

It is expected that the post holder will be a recent graduate of a degree level / ONC / HNC or interested in working towards a degree / ONC / HNC and has theoretical knowledge of construction design and project management with minimum of one year of experience working in the design and construction sector.

Knowledge of surveying, construction project management.

Excellent communication skills including verbal, written and presentational skills.

Skills and ability to think creatively with positive and enabling attitude.

Experience in operating and using Microsoft packages, Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point etc. is essential.

Experience in the use of AutoCAD

Car driver is essential due to the extensive area of the Estate covered. There is an expectation that this post may travel anywhere within the Trust wide boundary.

Person Specification

Physical Requirements


  • oOccasional requirement to work at heights, in plant rooms and on potential construction sites

Qualifications - Academic / Craft / Professional


  • oQualified to Degree level / ONC / HNC in a construction related discipline or equivalent relevant training or experience


  • oEducated to degree level in building /engineering/project management with relevant experience.



  • oEnvironmental / Quality Awareness ISO9001 ISO14001


  • oCIEH Health and Safety Certificate or equivalent
  • oLegionella Awareness
  • oAsbestos Awareness
  • oLV Awareness

Values and Behaviours


  • oAll colleagues are expected to demonstrate that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • oAll colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) and how it applies to their role. The Trust's expectations are highlighted within our EDI Policy, and associated EDI and Human Rights legislation



  • oWorking operation of AutoCAD
  • oExperience in construction or engineering project management.
  • oExperience managing multiple construction projects concurrently


  • oExperience of design and contract administration of construction projects.



  • oConstruction and or building services project management.
  • oHealth and safety, risk management and legislation appertaining to construction.
  • oComputer applications


  • oUnderstanding of construction contracts including JCT and NEC suite.



  • oGood oral and written communication skills at all levels.
  • oAbility to work to tight deadlines and prioritise competing deadlines.
  • oAbility to work as part of a team
  • oAbility to communicate at all levels of staff and clients/customers.
  • oAbility to liaise with client departments, contractors and external agencies.
  • oHold good influencing and negotiating skills and be able to develop and maintain good working relations with both internal and external stakeholders.


  • oAbility to recognise any issues that may give rise to concern.

Contractual Requirements


  • oDeputies for the Estates Officer / Team Leader in their absence.
  • oA full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.
  • oRequirement to work at any of the Trusts sites


  • oParticipate in Estates Emergency on call service as required.

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Duncan Macmillan House

Porchester Road



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