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Deputy Director of Estates

Employer
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary
Depending on experience The salary will be commensurate with the level and responsibility
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Trust is seeking an experienced, driven, Estates professional to support the Directorate of Estates in the development and leadership of a high performing team in the delivery of the full remit of Estates and Facilities services across what is one of the largest, and most complex, healthcare Estates in the country.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for a direct workforce of c1,100 staff and revenue budget of c�90m in the delivery of hard and soft Estates services to ensure that the Organisation continues to deliver its array of tertiary healthcare services. The role is also key in supporting the Director of Estates in the development and delivery of the Estates Strategy including the production of site specific development plans covering Estates infrastructure, to support the clinical services, and the management of the Estate backlog maintenance.

You will be responsible for driving forwards the Trusts ambition to be a Net Zero Estate by 2030 through the development of site-specific technical proposals for the decarbonisation of the Estate and working with the Clinical teams through the delivery of the associated projects.

For further information on the role, please contact Robert Smith, Director of Estates via email or telephone: lynsey.allan@nhs.net 0191 2231347

NO AGENCIES PLEASE

Closing Date for applications: Sunday 21 July 2024

Interview Date:Thursday 08 August 2024

Main duties of the job

As the senior Operational Estates professional the post holder will provide expert advice on all building and engineering matters and managing various OpEx and CapEx projects across the Trust Estate.

The Deputy Director also acts as the Quality lead ensuring that there is a culture of continual improvement across the Estates function ensuring that the Plan, Do, Study, Act methodology is embedded within the Operational Workshops to drive continual improvement.

In return the successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary, opportunity for further learning / development and the opportunity to make a significant positive impact on the lives of the people of the North East.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As the senior Operational Estates professional the post holder will provide expert advice on all building and engineering matters and managing various OpEx and CapEx projects across the Trust Estate.

The Deputy Director also acts as the Quality lead ensuring that there is a culture of continual improvement across the Estates function ensuring that the Plan, Do, Study, Act methodology is embedded within the Operational Workshops to drive continual improvement.

In return the successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary, opportunity for further learning / development and the opportunity to make a significant positive impact on the lives of the people of the North East.

Job Purpose
  • Working closely with the Director of Estates, the Deputy Director of Estates will contribute to ensuring the corporate objectives of the Trust are achieved with specific focus on the provision of safe and secure premises and equipment. This post will deputise for the Director of Estates in all areas of their portfolio.
  • The Deputy Director of Estates will be the focal point for all Operational Estates and Facilities related issues across the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital Trust Estate. Working with the Deputy Director of Estates Strategy, Planning and Capital Development and Associate Directors of Estate the Post holder will also provide support and oversight to the associated Estates functions, including, Capital Planning and Delivery, PFI Management, Sustainability and Specialist Services.
  • The post holder must be capable of executive decisions making and taking responsibility for acting on those decisions and implementing the requirements being individually accountable outcomes.
  • In addition the post holder will be professionally responsible and accountable for the standard delivery, continual monitoring, risk management and review of Estates and Facilities services to ensure a professional, high quality, cost effective and efficient service to meet the demands of the organisation, its staff and patients.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Training Required

Essential

  • Degree in an Engineering or Building Services related subject.
  • Member of relevant professional body such as IHEEM, IET or CIBSE
  • Masters Degree or equivalent healthcare estates specialist experience in a suitable engineering or building services subject.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Desirable

  • MBA in Facilities Management
  • Registration with the Engineering Council/CIBSE


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Significant post qualification experience & track record of managing Estates assets and services, including budgets within a complex acute health environment
  • Significant experience operating at Senior level Deputy Director level, Head of Service
  • Managing strategic and operational change. Including the impact on assets, resources, services & staff and developing new ways of working
  • Reporting to and working at Board / Committee level
  • Proven contract and project management experience
  • Effective communication, presentational and reporting skills
  • Positively managing staff including performance and personal development
  • This includes statutory legislation and DH mandatory and good practice guidance
  • Budget management (Capital/revenue pay & non pay)
  • Preparing of business cases to support investment/disinvestment plans and securing approval of external organisations where appropriate
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex information
  • Experience of participating in on-call rotas in a complex healthcare environment
  • Experience in procuring and delivering projects and contracts, via a range of procurement routes
  • Experience of multi-agency partnership working
  • Experience of undertaking AP/RP roles in line with HTMs o Experience of managing building project teams, developing design briefs, service specifications, appointing and managing professional advisors and consultants
  • Experience of CAD design systems
  • Highly developed technical knowledge and appreciation of Estates services
  • Proven track record of managing and delivering projects to time and financial constraints
  • IT computer literate familiar with Microsoft packages
  • Awareness of the wider DH/NHS environment, ability to interpret policy and consider impact on asset, estate and FM services
  • Active utilisation of estates & facilities networks/forums
  • Evidence of delivering innovative design solutions applied to the estate


Desirable

  • Well-developed knowledge of land and property, procurement and contract law


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Management of planned preventative maintenance programmes
  • Management of capital programmes for maintenance and development of Estates, facilities and property
  • Management of non -skilled, skilled and professional staff
  • Management of multi -disciplinary teams and committee working
  • Maintenance and project planning
  • Financial management and analytical abilities
  • Business case and report writing which contributes to presentations to Board level
  • Specialist lead for legionella and decontamination issues
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed analytical and judgemental skills
  • High degree of hand to eye coordination and sensory skills


Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE7 7DN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

317-2024-03-14-DR

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