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Electrical Services Manager

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

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.

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

Main duties of the job

The Estates team at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) are delighted to be able to offer a fantastic opportunity for a customer-focused, friendly and enthusiastic individual.

UHS offers fantastic training and development giving you the best possible opportunities to achieve the career you want. The development of our staff is central to the delivery of high-quality, safe and effective care. We can offer opportunities to develop within a supportive environment, and our staff survey results reflect our commitment to facilitating your career progression.

Key Responsibilities:
  • To lead the Electrical operational service delivery team utilising a mix of Directly employed labour and specialist contractors to ensure the effective delivery of Statutory, mandatory and reactive maintenance in line with KPIs and ensuring that works comply with Health Service requirements, Statutory instruments, Health Technical Memorandum (HTM's) and Health Building Notes (HBN's).
  • Ensure that shutdowns for maintenance, refurbishment and new build projects are properly coordinated and managed across all maintenance areas and support other maintenance managers with similar activity.
  • Undertake Authorised Person duties relevant to core trade and or within capability and competence ensure Operational Estates Officers and Team Leaders also undertake relevant AP duties as necessary or required.
  • Participate in the duty engineer on-call rota as required.

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. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on-site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees can 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
  • Lead the service line operational delivery team, ensuring that service demands are appropriately prioritised and delivered to meet agreed KPIs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the appropriate levels of line management are undertaken to include appraisals, sickness, performance management, mandatory training and any other designated trust requirements.
  • Assist the designated Band-8 service line manager to carry out feasibility studies and financial / option appraisals implement energy saving projects across the Trusts sites.
  • Ensure that shutdowns for maintenance, refurbishment and new build projects are properly coordinated and managed across all maintenance areas and support other maintenance managers with similar activity.
  • Commission and instruct a wide range of technical professionals (building/mechanical/electrical/structural). Organise meetings and liaise with Clients, Medical and Departmental Staff ensuring concurrent works around the site do not give rise to conflicts or unsafe conditions.
  • Attend and or Chair meetings on behalf of the designated Band-8 Service Line Manager with Maintenance Manager with consultants, contractors and other departmental staff.
  • Comment on designs as necessary or required, drawing to the attention of the designated Band 8 Service Line Manager any aspects which may adversely impact the day-to-day management of the service if implemented.
  • Assist with the upkeep of the Operating & Maintenance Manual Library, using database systems and scanning equipment. To manage the information for quality and accuracy entered into the Estates IT systems to ensure that the e-record is up to date. Ensure that any changes to drawings are followed up by the CAD team promptly.

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

Person Specification

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • HNC/Degree in electrical engineering or significant equivalent experience supported by CPD.
  • IOSH managing safely qualification must have or acquire within 6-months of taking up post
  • Significant experience of engineering supply and distribution systems within large buildings.
  • Experience of managing directly employed labour and contractors in the delivery of (a) a reactive maintenance provision, (b) a planned maintenance provision, or (c) a combined service provision.
  • Experience of providing support for Capital Projects and Small Works in own field.


  • Membership of a recognised professional organisation.
  • NEEBOSH General Certificate
  • Extensive experience of engineering maintenance in large structures with extensive infrastructure and grounds
  • Significant relevant experience in the health service environment
  • Working knowledge of engineering supply and distribution systems within a large site/building.
  • P405 Managing Asbestos



  • 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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