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Deputy Director of Estates & Facilities NHS AfC: Band 9


Are you a collaborative, inspirational leader able to cultivate a high performance culture? Are you an expert in the built environment and passionate about delivering excellent estates and facilities services in modern fit for purpose healthcare premises, in support of our patients and our front line healthcare teams?

Are you ready for the opportunity to lead one of the largest Estates in the NHS and drive the operational and strategic direction of services and building performance?

Do you have the experience and skill set to be a major player in delivery of “Tomorrow’s NUH” our £1bn plus transformation programme over the next 5 to 10 years?

If you answer yes to these questions, we are excited to hear from you.

We are currently seeking to appoint an inspirational leader with exceptional professional, negotiation and communication skills. You will have a ‘can do’ attitude and a proven track record of credibility with key stakeholders internally and externally. You will be a suitably qualified and experienced individual with the skillset to provide a full deputising role to the Director of Estates and Facilities (DoEF). You will lead and take forward our estate and estate services and be instrumental in supporting the DoEF with the Trusts transformational plans and capital, property, risk, statutory compliance, the Tomorrow’s NUH programme, business and commercial services and fire risk management.

This position strengthens our current strategic leadership capacity and will provide careful oversight of the development of workforce (including staff engagement), culture, performance management, risk management, investment and capital strategies to safely manage transition to a future state.

You will need to have a breadth and depth of Estates and Facilities Management experience at a Deputy Director or Senior level. You will have the ability to engage with a range of stakeholders and also have the credibility and capability to work collaboratively with clinical staff as the post will also be closely aligned to the Clinical Divisions and a cohort of Divisional General Managers, focused upon business continuity and the patient experience.

The condition of the NUH Estate and particularly primary infrastructure and distribution systems and building fabric will need careful stewardship until the Tomorrow’s NUH programme delivers the investment necessary by way of a series of major business cases for major refurbishment and new build. NUH is part of the Health Infrastructure Programme (HIP2) and already preparing a Programme Case for our future state.

You will have excellent governance and risk based methodologies for interim urgent investment in your toolkit. You will define necessary engineering strategies for the current and future states and be a professional advisor for engineering and statutory compliance into the DoEF and Tomorrow’s NUH programme and all business case estate annexes. Aligned to estate specific statutory compliance is the need to ensure fire safety compliance and work with the fire safety team to develop safe fire systems across the Trust.

Interviews and assessment centre will take place week commencing 20 th July 2020.

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Tier 2 visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled EU/EEA candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.


  • Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service - I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£49 for enhanced and £31 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

For more information about our organisation and the opportunities available, please visit our website  and follow us on Twitter  and Facebook .

For further details / informal visits: please contact Rob Parker, Insight Executive Group, Associate Director, Public Sector Property & FM Recruitment on 07814 226 964

City Hospital
Hucknall Road

Ropewalk House
113 The Ropewalk

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Nottingham, England, Nottinghamshire, NG1, United Kingdom

  • Ad ID:  14787849
  • Ad Type:  Offered
  • Posted on:  30/06/2020, 12:36
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