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Head of Estates

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£70,417 to £81,138 per annum
Closing date
28 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8C
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the GMMH senior leadership team as the Head of Estates within the Capital, Estates & Facilities (CEF) Directorate.You will join a forward-thinkinggroup,with a proven record of delivery and a mentality that continually strives to improve and evolve.

As the Head of Estates, you will have responsibility for managing the Trusts extensive estate and healthcare engineering infrastructure, in a safe, compliant and comprehensive way. You will possess strong leadership skills that positively contribute and influence the day-to-day operating of core services and actively explore opportunities to sustainably improve performance and effectiveness.

As a technical and designated senior operational manager, you will work with and manage multi-disciplinary teams to ensure service users and visitors are treated in safe and therapeutic environments that support recovery, and that staff have the optimal conditions and solutions to effectively deliver patient care.

As a senior leader, you will actively contribute and influence the day-to-day operating of the Trust, providing well considered solutions that support the cost-effective delivery of services.

You will be a vision-led individual with ambition and a strong desire to make a difference and help steer the Trust forwards to support the growth of the organisation as a leading provider of mental health and addictions services in Greater Manchester.

Main duties of the job

The Head of Estates will be responsible for the safe and compliant operational delivery of Estates (Hard FM) services across Greater Manchester, taking the role of Senior Operational Manager in accordance with HTM00 and contributing to the implementation of the Trust's Estates Strategy 22/27 as part of overall corporate planning. They will be involved in the delivery of the Trust's improvement plan - Building our Future Together, modelling optimism about meaningful change.

In association with the CEF Senior Leadership Team, they will influence the strategic development of a diverse range of Estates Services whilst being responsible for coordinating and managing:

Technical and statutory compliance,

Efficient control and operation of resources.

A client focused reactive maintenance service.

Leading the comprehensive planned preventative maintenance programme,

Management of estate assets.

The post-holder will be required to always model the values and associated behaviours of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) and collaborative closely with other Trust stakeholders (clinical and corporate) and external partners for the effective delivery of this role.

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over7000members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide accountability for the day-to-day management and delivery of the Asset Register, Reactive Maintenance Programme, Planned Preventative Maintenance, New Works and Backlog Maintenance Programme, Space Utilisation, Fire Safety Management and Medical Devices Management. Ensure all work is appropriately planned, prioritised, sequenced, and executed to the agreed programme and delivered within budget.

Apply and provide specialist knowledge and advice on service requirements including statutory obligations, best practice and standard operating procedures acting as the Senior Operational Manager in line with HTM-00.

Accountable for the Fire Safety team, and liaise with the Trusts Fire Safety Advisors in ensuring compliance with all relevant fire safety legislation.

Act as a Responsible Person for Legionella, HVAC, Asbestos, Electrical Safety and Fire as set out in HTMs.

Contribute to robust governance arrangements across the CEF Directorate that maintain high standards of performance and ensure accountability, openness and transparency working closely with independent Authorising Engineers.

Undertake detailed analyses of service provision as required and contribute to the development of strategies and plans to improve service delivery in a cost effective and efficient manner.

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification



  • Qualifications
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Experience


  • Qualifications
  • Technical Knowledge
  • Experience

Quality of Application


  • Comprehension

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT




OL12 7PF

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