Truro, Cornwall
Salary: £61,777 - £72,597 p.a.             
08 Feb 2019
01 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time




Band 8C

Salary: £61,777 - £72,597 p.a.                          

Base: Estates Department, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Truro

We are looking for a highly experienced Estates Professional to join our Estates & Facilities Department where you will head up the Estate Operations Team.  You will be responsible for a team of circa. 50 staff managing estate maintenance, statutory compliance, estates help desk, backlog maintenance, fire safety, minor new works and energy & utilities management.    

You will be very experienced in delivering operational management and maintenance of highly complex buildings and engineering services that are critical to patient care and will be the Trust’s engineering expert.  You will a key member of the Department’s senior management team and will operate across the whole Department in support our of mission ‘to provide, maintain and develop brilliant environments for patients and staff to meet the Trust’s needs of today and those of the future’.

You will be a highly capable Estates Professional used to working within a very complex and large organisation with multiple stakeholders and dealing with numerous requests and issues at any one time.  You will be the Trust’s engineering expert and have detailed understanding and professional knowledge of highly complex engineering services associated with an acute hospital.  You provide highly specialist professional engineering expertise to directors, clinicians, senior managers and staff throughout the Trust and be adept at translating complex engineering issues into a format that can be understood.

The role will require you to be corporately minded individual, have excellent organisational and communication skills, well developed programme management and change management capabilities, an eye for detail and ability to use your own initiative.  You will be expected to embrace changes in the delivery of health care and to identify and implement innovative solutions that support the Trust’s strategic objectives and to provide an effective estates operations service which exceeds the expectations of patients, visitors and staff.   

The successful candidate will be expected to have a flexible approach to working hours as befits a 24 hour / 7 day service of the Estates & Facilities Department, including out of hours attendance at work and On-Call Engineer duties.

This is a full time post working 37 ½ hours per week.

For an informal discussion please contact Garth Weaver, Director of Estates & Facilities, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. Telephone: 01872 253871

Please note that appointments are subject to two satisfactory references so would you please ensure that you include current details for your nominated referees and, where possible, email addresses for them.

To access the job pack and apply on-line for any job, please go to http://www.jobs.nhs.uk/ (Click Apply) and enter the appropriate reference number. 


Benefits include optional pension.  The Trust has a dedicated Childcare Co-ordination Team which can support and advise on childcare related issues.

Indicative closing date for completed applications: (1st March 2019) this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. Please apply for this job as soon as you can, if interested.

Interview date: (shortlisting during week commencing 4th March 2019 and interviews week commencing 11th March 2019).

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is a non-smoking organisation. Smoking will not be permitted on any of the sites by staff in trust uniform and/or wearing a trust identification badge in any location, in vehicles owned or leased by the Trust or in the homes (including gardens) of any patients visited at home.