Director of Estates and Facilities

Brent & Harrow
11 Jan 2018
08 Feb 2018
Acute Trust
Job Type

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest and most complex integrated care trusts in the country, bringing together hospital and community services across Brent, Ealing and Harrow. Our team of 9,000 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of approximately 850,000 people, with over 338,000 patients attending our emergency departments and urgent care centres last year. With a turnover of £680m, our vision is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being compassionate, responsive and innovative.

The Trust has an extensive and diverse estate portfolio including Northwick Park Hospital and  St Marks Hospital, Central Middlesex Hospital (PFI) and Ealing Hospital alongside 7 freehold community properties and a further 15 rental properties in the Boroughs of Ealing, Harrow and Brent. Following the development of a future clinical strategy for North West London, ‘Shaping a Healthier Future’, a number of extensive capital programmes are in development, aimed at improving the Estate, increasing appropriate clinical capacity and improving efficiency and compliance.

We are now seeking an individual with exceptional commercial and strategic skills to join the Trust and lead our infrastructure, estate, environmental and commercial development activities across the entire property portfolio, alongside responsibility for the operational delivery of all facilities management and engineering services within the Estate. With deep experience of managing a complex estates and facilities portfolio in an organisation of equal complexity, the ideal applicant will play a pivotal role in developing the Trust’s estate utilisation ensuring our facilities offer an environment of excellence and satisfaction for our patients and workforce. Offering a safety culture and philosophy, the appointee will assume responsibility for Fire Safety, Security, Decontamination and Health and Safety at Board level; providing strong and active leadership and ensuring that suitable policies and procedures are in place in compliance with statutory requirements. They will optimise maximum benefit from existing assets to allow improvement and advancement of the Trust’s service portfolio and work to minimise the carbon footprint of Trust services within national frameworks.

We are looking for a strategically minded individual, skilled in leading change and continuous development, with extensive experience in a Senior Management positions holding responsibility and accountability for the delivery of an Estates and Facilities service, ideally within a healthcare setting. A natural collaborator with an engaging and persuasive style, they will provide dynamic commercial leadership to the Trust in leveraging sustainable benefits from the Trust’s Estate, and can demonstrate poise, gravitas and diplomacy for dealing with an array of stakeholders as a representative of the Trust’s Executive Team.

This is an exciting and challenging strategic opportunity in a highly ambitious and driven organisation, to join a committed and talented group of clinical and managerial colleagues and play a key strategic role in shaping the delivery of care across London, and the wider health system.

For a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Chris Davies, Director or Johnny Townson, Researcher at Harvey Nash on +44(0)20 7333 1429.

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To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to quoting reference number HN186258. Closing date for applications is Thursday 15th February 2018, Noon.