After a long period of collaborative working, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust (BSUH) merged with Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHT) in April 2021 to form University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (UHSussex). This integration has created one of the largest acute trusts in the UK and a workforce of 20,000, hosting 1.5 million outpatient appointments, A&E visits and surgery cases every year.
UHSussex is a vibrant and inclusive organisation with patient care at our core. Our hard-working, talented and dedicated people work together towards a common goal – to always put our Patient First. Allied to this, in January 2022, we launched our Patient First, Planet First Green Plan setting out our approach to supporting the NHS to become the world’s first net zero health service.
This is an exciting time to join UHSussex. Our new 3Ts Hospital, part of the Government’s Future Hospitals Programme, will open in 2023. The hospital is a critical part of the Trust’s strategic vision, including delivery of its clinical strategy, representing an opportunity to improve system wide services for people across Sussex.
Facilities Lead 3T’s - £47,126 - £53,219 (AfC Band 8a)
Our Facilities Lead for the new 3T’s Hospital will join a recently formed Facilities and Estates Directorate, which followed the Trust merger and brought together two separate Facilities and Estates Departments into a single structure – providing expertise over a much wider portfolio.
The Facilities Lead will be accountable for the pre-occupation facilities elements of the build – acting as the Facilities representative and qualified advisor for 3T’s within all working groups. The role will work with key stakeholders to ensure readiness for occupation and develop SOP’s, equipping plans and workforce plans for the new hospital.
Post occupation, the Facilities Lead will support service needs and hold responsibility for all aspects of Soft FM. The role will contribute to strategic direction and lead on facilities operational management; hospital facilities change management programmes and key projects for the Trust.
Key responsibilities will include;
- Providing professional leadership and maintaining effective staff development and continual improvement of the Facilities support services to the Trust
- Developing sound stakeholder relationships, through the attendance of ward committee meetings, chairing user group meetings and by prompt and positive responses to all stakeholder issues raised
- Providing expert advice, ensuring that the management can face scrutiny or any challenges by internal/external auditors in terms of Health and Safety, Standards of Service, Compliance with National Care Standards and other NHS documents relating to the Management of NHS Facilities
- Implementing national Facilities initiatives required ensuring compliance, for example; with Standards for Better Health, Better Hospital Food, National Cleaning Standards and all other National Facilities Standards set by the Department of Health and Healthcare Commission
- Auditing, reviewing, proposing and implementing service improvements wherever possible to meet the National Standards, Hygiene Code and Infection Control requirements, ensuring that good performance ratings are achieved
The successful Facilities Lead for 3Ts will hold;
- Significant experience within a related Facilities Management leadership position
- Understanding of specialised facilities practices
- Previous experience of developing Facilities SOP’s and workforce plans would be advantageous
- Ability to develop and deliver short, medium and long term plans to meet service, business and financial plans
- Ability to communicate and present complex and technical information to Divisional Meetings
UHSussex are working in partnership with Castlefield Recruitment to source this position. For further information on applying, contacts for an informal discussion or access to the Candidate Pack please follow the link below:
General information for applicants
As an organisation, UHSussex support an inclusive culture and diversity for our staff. We are committed to encouraging further development and growth from diverse groups, and we welcome applications from people of all abilities and from under-represented groups, which we are able to support with our range of flexible and inclusive options. Applications from those interested in working part-time, job share or another flexible approach are welcomed.
The Trust offers a wide range of active staff groups including our network groups for LGBTQ+, Disability, and SOAR for our Black, Asian and ethnic minority colleagues and allies. Membership and participation in these networks is encouraged.
Applications for Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. For further information please visit the gov.uk website searching for Skilled Worker.