Associate Director of Operational Estates

£75853 - £86574 per annum, Benefits: FTC salaried position with NHS employee benefits
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

Job Details

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


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.

Over the last 17 years in the Healthcare market, Finegreen has developed into a Virgin Fast Track top 100 company - and was voted Recruiter of the Year at the Health Investor Awards, Top small to medium sized business at the Best Business Awards, and featured in Recruiter’s Top 10 Public Sector Recruitment providers.


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0345 130 4006
M12 6JH
United Kingdom

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