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Associate Director of Estates

Job Description

​We are working with an NHS organisation in the South East of England, to appoint an Associate Director of Estates.

The post will be on-site, with a salary of £65,000 - £75,000 per annum depending on experience, no NHS experience is required for this role.

The post holder will ensure that the infrastructure on each of organisation’s sites supports the provision of high quality, safe care and delivers a positive experience for all that use them.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic estate plan in line with the overall objectives of the organisation, delivering the strategic plan and Leadership of Estates, EBME and Capital Managers;

  • Development of a 10/15 year capital replacement plan that responds to the service development requirements of the organisation;

  • 3Devise and deliver an Estates Service Improvement plan in line with the organisation’s strategy to ensure that the service is improved and can confidently deliver services in compliance with statutory requirements;

  • Ensure that all services provided by the division follow the organisation’s procurement rules and are in line with Standard Financial Instructions;

  • Act as the organisation’s point of contact for external bodies such as NHS Property Services and other NHS organisations, with regards to Estates operational issues & advice;

  • Act as the Divisional representative for all Estates escalations and presence at formal meetings;

  • Defining, for the Departmental management team, their overall objectives and targets in support of the Estate Strategy and monitoring results to ensure that planned objectives and services levels are met;

  • Embedding change derived from the Service Improvement programme and monitoring delivery to ensure this is at the required standard to meet the required Key Performance Indicators and Service Level Agreements;

  • Ensure all systems have adequate reporting capabilities to enable accurate data provision, together with the ability to carry out informed analysis – identifying and enabling focus on key areas for improvement;

  • Compilation of annual budgets for the division to accurately reflect the needs of the department;

  • Current budgetary responsibility for £4m pa capital funding and £4m pa revenue budget, plus an income stream of £2m pa (provision of M&E services to NHS PS).

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Degree in Engineering, Professional knowledge plus additional specialist knowledge acquired through training and experience to Masters level equivalent;

  • Professional Qualification/ Membership of an appropriate professional organisation;

  • 5 years’ experience in management;

  • Minimum 3 years Senior management experience;

  • Analytical and Judgement Skills;

  • Analyse performance of Hard FM services in relation to performance targets (KPI’s) and strategic objectives;

  • Client is happy to consider candidates who have non NHS/healthcare background.

If you are interested in the role, please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 and send a copy of your updated CV to along with your availability and rate.