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Associate Director of Operational Estates

Job Description

Finegreen are currently working with a large NHS organisation in the appointment of an Associate Director of Operational Estates.

The role is responsible for operational estates from a Hard FM perspective, encompassing maintenance, engineering compliance etc. therefore the candidate will need to have a building services/construction/engineering background bias.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide leadership, direction and staff support to all staff this will include; maintenance, compliance, backlog projects etc.

  • Overall responsibility for the continued safe operation of the estate and the day to day oversight of the granular detail that provides safe and effective outcomes that are measured against a combination of national standards and locally agreed quality metrics;

  • Responsible for the engineering and property key policy implementation and significant updates;

  • Provide direction and oversight of the backlog maintenance programme both annually and strategically within the five year plan;

  • Formulate plans strategies and concepts for reducing cost, improving service efficiency and reducing the Trust overarching risk profile;

  • Ensure the Estate steam contribute to the capital planning teams master planning process as and when required.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Must have senior operational experience working within the NHS/ a healthcare setting;

  • In depth knowledge and understanding of NHS Policy and technical guidance, ability to interpret this in order to implement across the organisation;

  • Previous experience and sound understanding of the principles of reliability engineering;

  • Demonstrated senior operational management experience, coupled with strong communication skills, able to act as a strong leader to a team who need support/ managing engineering aspects of the role;

If you are interested in the role, please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 or send your CV to