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Compliance Officer

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

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and talented individual to join Stockport NHS Foundation Trust as part of the Estates and Facilities Division.

You will work as an integral part of the Estates Compliance Department and support the team across a wide range of operational, asset and property management activities and disciplines. This includes Statutory Compliance, Governance and Risk, and Fire Management. With the overall objective of ensuring all Trust sites are safe and secure for patients, visitors, and staff.

You will support the Estates & Facilities Team in continuously improving compliance with statutory requirements. You will be responsible for monitoring and analysis of risks and performance of the wider teams by ensuring the collation and validation of evidence documentation. You will support with ensuring that all services associated with the Estate are meeting statutory obligations whilst also achieving value for money. You will support with the management of compliance projects and managing/undertaking compliance audits.

Main duties of the job

You will provide effective professional coordination and support. You will be responsible for the analysis and reporting of complex information, effective maintenance of project documentation, including tracking timeframes, objectives, and risks. You will complete the preparation of data for meetings, audits and reports as required and support the implementation of service improvements that will ensure the Estates and Facilities teams continue to deliver high quality services.

This is a highly professional role which requires an eye for detail and a methodical approach to tasks, excellent IT, communication and organisational skills as well as the ability to prioritise your workload. In addition, a positive and proactive attitude to delivering a high standard of service is essential.

If you are seeking a new challenge, in a role where we will support your development and professional growth, this could be the position for you.

About us

We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.

We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.

If you require support with your application please contact a member of the recruitment team, who can discuss alternative application methods.

We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.

Benefits we offer to you:

o Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays

o NHS pension scheme membership

o Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further

o NHS Staff discounts

o Cycle to work scheme

oSalary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt

o Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work flexibly across the Estates & Facilities Directorate in any aspect of Compliance, Risk and Governance.
  • Support a variety of project work in the collation and validation of associated evidence e.g. coordination of the Premises Assurance Model (PAM) documentation, Hard FM safety groups, Estate and Facilities Alerts, Audits, Hard FM site operational plans, Risk Register etc.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the audit trackers are current and accurate.
  • To work closely with members of the E& F Senior Management Team (SMT) to assist in improving the quality and compliance of Estates & Facilities service delivery.
  • Carry out audits and monitoring of Estates and Facilities services, supporting the various teams as required.
  • Collate and analyse data, support with reporting on Compliance, Risk and Governance topics.
  • To assist in the delivery of training to Trust staff and E& F colleagues in the use and management of compliance systems and online applications.
  • Provide administrative support to the annual Patient Lead Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE)

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Foundation Degree/Higher national diploma (HND)/NVQ level 5 or equivalent or significant experience in a healthcare environment
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


  • Member of a professional institute (IHEEM, IWFM, CMI etc.)



  • knowledge and understanding of Health Technical Memorandums (HTMs) requirements.



  • Ability to analyse highly complex and sensitive information.
  • Be able to create and utilise software to input and analyse data and produce ad hoc reports.
  • Proven experience in office systems, with advanced use of Microsoft Office, i.e. MS Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Excel.
  • Experience of providing training on the use of electronic systems


  • Previous NHS experience

Skills & Abilities


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively with a wide range of people from different backgrounds at all levels of seniority.
  • Proven standard of word processing skills, with a high standard of presentation and accuracy.

Employer details

Employer name

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust


Stepping Hill Hospital

Poplar Grove



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