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Corporate Deputy Director of Estates and Facilities

The Finegreen Group
East of the U K
Band 8d
Closing date
29 Nov 2021

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An exciting opportunity has arisen, supporting a large NHS organisation as a Corporate Deputy Director of Estates and Facilities.

The post will be based in the East of England on an interim basis for 3 months, at a Band 8d.

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring that the organisation’s entire estate portfolio is managed safely, cost effectively and within statutory requirements.

Main Responsibilities:
  • Assist in the delivery of the organisation’s overall strategy, including supporting the teaching and educational estate;
  • Accountable for the PFI Contract and negotiation of all contractual changes;
  • Implement a change management approach through the re-tender and negotiation of all contracted out Facilities Management services;
  • Conduct effective management of contracted-out Facilities Management services within the organisation, ensuring that contracts are monitored in line with service specifications;
  • Provide strong and active support to the Director of Estates on the development and implementation of an approved Estates Strategy and maintaining an up-to-date Masterplan;
  • Support the Director of Estates & Facilities by ensuring a significant contribution to the corporate improvement and transformation plans for the organisation, and lead the Estates & Facilities function’s influence and support to wider transformational change;
  • Ensure that the organisation’s facilities are of a high quality and a clean and safe environment;
  • Make certain that all statutory and mandatory requirements relating to Estates and Facilities are met, and advise the Director of Estates of any non-compliance with statutory and mandatory regulations;
  • Ensure delegated budgets are appropriately managed and Cost Improvements and efficiencies are delivered in line with a three strategic approach to implementing change;
  • Make certain that the process for obtaining competitive tenders/quotations for major maintenance services/term contracts is followed in line with organisational Standing Orders and Standing Financial Instructions, NHS policy and EU Procurement Regulations;
  • Commission and monitor contracts for professional consultancy and the performance of work on the estate to ensure adherence to contract terms etc;
  • Ensure the effective management and technical control of In-House and contracted out Facilities Services including Catering; Domestic; Portering;
  • Act as ‘Authorised Officer’ for the management of contracted out Facilities Services, ensuring that contractors deliver to agreed contracts and that any agreed contract variations are documented.
A successful candidate will have:
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a Senior Management position with responsibility and accountability for the delivery of Estates and Facilities services and/or Capital delivery;
  • Experience of negotiating large service contracts;
  • Knowledge of how the Estates and Facilities function operates in the NHS setting;
  • Significant understanding of Capital investment regulations;
  • Detailed understanding of the Legal system and Law related to ownership of property;
  • Strong leadership skills in managing teams, contractual partners, and internal stakeholders.

For further information on this role please contact Donna Larder on 0161 241 9674 and send a copy of your CV to


Put simply, we help our clients to recruit the best possible people to lead, manage and direct their organisations. Since launching in 2005 we have become an award winning, market-leading consultancy focusing on both public and private sector Healthcare recruitment. 

Leadership skills have rarely been at such a premium - as organisations across both public and private sectors attempt to improve services and standards at a time of widespread change and unprecedented financial constraints.

Like other leading executive recruiters, Finegreen has developed a pool of talent built up over many years, along with established networks, to ensure that right-match candidates get to hear about relevant positions. Where Finegreen differs from many others, is in its willingness to spend quality time with clients - to gain an in-depth knowledge of roles being filled and their importance to an organisation.

During just 12 years in the Healthcare market, Finegreen has developed into a Virgin Fast Track top 100 company - and was voted Recruiter of the Year 2013, 2014 and 2016 at the Health Investor Awards, Top small to medium sized business 2013 -1 2018 at the Best Business Awards, and featured in Recruiter’s Top 10 Public Sector Recruitment providers.


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0345 130 4006
The Finegreen Group
M12 6JH
United Kingdom
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