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Capital Development Manager

Chris Page
Brighton, East Sussex
£47,126 - £53,219
Closing date
5 Sep 2022

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Capital Development Manager

NHS AfC: Band 8a (£47,126 to £53,219 per annum, depending on experience)
Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent


About our Trust


University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1st April 2021.  Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost.  


Our journey has started but we have much still to do, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management.  Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do.  The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.


About this vacancy


Thank you for your interest in University Hospitals Sussex, there has never been a better time to join us.  An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and talented Capital Development Manager to play a pivotal role within the Trust’s Capital Development and Property Directorate.


Reporting to the Senior Capital Development Manager and based at Worthing hospital, this post offers the right individual the chance to lead a diverse programme of delegated capital projects aimed at supporting the Trust to deliver clinical services and excellent patient care.  You will be educated to degree level in either electrical/mechanical engineering or in an architectural/construction related discipline and have clear evidence of continuing professional development.


You will have a demonstrable track record of successfully delivering engineering and/or construction projects in complex environments to delegated budgets.  You will have delivered projects utilising NEC and/or JCT contractual frameworks, and have proven skills in effective people management, communication and understand the importance of stakeholder relationships.  The successful candidate will possess knowledge of technical and regulatory standards, and work closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including clinicians, local authorities, design teams and contractors.  Understanding the importance of stakeholder relationships is therefore essential.


Bringing an attention to detail, skills include excellent oral and written communication, planning and scheduling events, preparing reports, managing risk, and establishing document management systems.  Discretion and trustworthiness are essential as you will often be party to confidential information.


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 or contact Chris Page;


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.


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 website searching for Skilled Worker.


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