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Head of Estates

The Finegreen Group
North West England
Closing date
15 Oct 2021

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Specialist Area
Estates, property
Job Level
Director / Head / VP
Public Sector
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An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting a large NHS organisation as a Head of Estates.

The post will be based in the North West, initially on an interim basis for 9 months.

Responsible and professionally accountable to the Director of Estates & Facilities for the overall management of all Estates operations, including Building & Engineering services.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Deliver the service within allocated budget, whilst identifying Divisional pressures and contributing to the Directorate TEP's;
  • Liaise with Senior Management throughout Divisions for Estates services in accordance with national standards, mandatory controls and corporate policies and strategies;
  • Provide expert specialist and professional construction, building and or engineering advice to other estates staff, directors, senior management, and other associated stakeholders;
  • Manages the Estates and Technical Services Division including recruitment, induction, training, health and Safety, supervision, discipline, appraisal, development, and welfare of all staff;
  • Contribute to the Estates Condition & Statutory Investment Plan advising on capital investment in the Estate within a framework which is aware of the future Estate Strategy and Development proposals;
  • Manage the Estates and Technical Services budgets, identifying resource requirements and controlling expenditure within allocated budgets, including achievement of income targets and the identification and delivery of identified Estate TEP's;
  • Develop the organisation’s Energy Management Policy including procurement of energy and utilities with a view to reducing carbon footprint;
  • Prepare a Service Development Plan for the Division demonstrating vision in relation to sustained development of a client centered service;
  • Provide leadership for and line manages the specialist in house estates maintenance services;
  • Ensure robust Governance arrangements are in place for all Estates related activities;
  • Procure outsourced estate maintenance services from specialist contractors, ensuring appropriate quality standards are set and delivered;
  • Responsible for the management of the mobile decontamination facility deployed in support of a CBRN incident handled by the A & E Department;
  • Ensure the department operates a well-managed operationally effective service, having in place robust and efficient systems and processes relating to all activities.
A successful candidate will have:
  • A relevant Diploma or Degree in an engineering discipline;
  • Experience of operational management of buildings & engineering systems at intermediate level;
  • Demonstratable experience of managing operational services in a Hospital environment/within the NHS;
  • Proven ability to develop quality assurance and customer satisfaction programmes;
  • Experience of undertaking risk assessments on complex, organisation wide activities;
  • Specialist skills in management and operation of High and Low voltage electrical systems, medical gases and medical vacuum systems, steam generation and distribution, healthcare ventilation systems, legionellae control and medical equipment decontamination.

For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder and send a copy of your CV to in the first instance.


The Finegreen Group are a leading independent recruitment consultancy for both Interim and Permanent appointments in various disciplines and market sectors throughout the UK & overseas, with specific strength within the Healthcare and Education sectors.

Our Estates & Facilities division manages a database of immediately available, cost effective, fully referenced candidates with significant experience of the following ;

  • Executive & Director level
  • Soft Facilities Management
  • Hard Facilities Management
  • Surveying and Property Management
  • Engineering (including Building Services and Maintenance)
  • Health and Safety / CDM
  • Project Management
  • Energy & Environmental Management
  • Fleet & Logistics
  • Procurement
  • Bid & Contract Management
  • Compliance
  • Change Management
  • Consultancy
  • Business Development

Please visit our web-site to view brief candidate profiles or to view our latest vacancies.

Find Us
0345 130 4006
Universal Square
Devonshire Street North
Greater Manchester
M12 6JH
United Kingdom
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