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Estate Officer - Maintenance

Employer
Solent NHS Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
19 Oct 2021
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Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.
  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money


Our Estate Maintenance Department are looking to recruit an Estate Officer to contribute tomanaging and delivering the Maintenance Service of a portfolio of buildings across the Solent NHS estate with particular focus on the mechanical installations. This is a full time position based at Westwood Bungalow in Southampton. You will be required to travel between sites and will therefore need a full UK Driving Licence and access to the use of a car.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of both maintaining and managing a diverse healthcare estate with supporting qualifications. They should be formally trained in an electrical maintenance discipline but with the capability, competence and enthusiasm to manage a multi-disciplinary workforce.

The Estate Maintenance Department provides a comprehensive range of diverse and complex services across more than 20 healthcare sites supporting some 5000 staff. The department is responsible for day-to-day planned and reactive maintenance, long-term maintenance strategies and capital funding forecasting, critical infrastructure management and the drive towards energy reduction and decarbonisation. New technology and innovation is at the forefront of our service thinking as we optimise our estate performance and services 'up-time'.

The Estate Maintenance Department is expanding as a result of a recent in-sourcing exercise and we are seeking individuals with a passion to excel, be the best at what they do and support the department and wider Estates Team achieve their future aspirations whilst achieveing a safe and compliant healthcare estate today. The individual will have an opportunity to influence and input to future service development.

The Estate Maintenance Department has been positively recognised as a success story following it's transition to a self-delivered model.

Job Responsibilities
  • The role will be responsible for the day-to-day co-management of a team of multi-disciplinedoperatives and network of specialistsub-contractors alongside the Business Support Team.
  • The role will be responsible for the delivery of operational planned and reactive maintenance programmes to ensure statutory compliance and attainment of agreed SLA's.
  • Delegated management of specialist maintenance contracts.
  • To act as HTM Authorised Person within discipline specific areas.
  • To support and enhance the training and development of other team members including apprentices.
  • Delegated responsibility for an operational maintenance budget.
  • To support continuous improvement of the Estate Maintenance Department.
  • To support and deliver initiatives that accord with energy reduction and decarbonisation agendas.
  • To gather and provide information for the long-term and life cycle maintenance programme operated by the department.
  • To identify, escalate and manage risks via the departmental risk register.


Personal Skills/Qualities
  • Excellant Communication Skills, written and verbal.
  • A knowledge of and commitment to Equal Opportunities and Promoting Diversity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies.
  • Ability to motivate teams and individuals by strong and supportive leadership


For more information on the post, please contact Chris James (chris.james@solent.nhs.uk on 07919212230) or Dave Brown (dave.brown@solent.nhs.uk on07789033960).

We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

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Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:
  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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