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Director of Estates and Facilities

East Anglia
Secondment opportunity considered, Competitive salary
Closing date
1 Jun 2024

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Acute Trust
Job Type
Estates & Facilities

Job Details

Finegreen are currently supporting a large NHS Trust in the appointment of Director level Estates and facilities professional for an initial period of 12 months. The organisation is open to applicants looking for secondment opportunities also (must be at Band 9 level for this to be considered). 

Key responsibilities will include:
  • Responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Trust’s Estates and Facilities functions to support the delivery of high quality healthcare and for the development of services in accordance with the Trust’s strategies and corporate objectives;
  • Provision of strategic direction and advice on the estate ensuring that the built environment is safe for patients, visitors and staff, is fit for the future, is managed effectively and efficiently and adapts to changing healthcare needs;
  • As the most senior Director within the Directorate, holds corporate and professional responsibility for estates and facilities service standards, governance, policies, financial management, statutory and regulatory compliance and risk management;
  • Reporting to a Board Executive, will provide comprehensive provision of assurance to the Trust Board and Trust Committees for the estate;
  • This is a senior role in the organisation that has the overarching day-to-day and long-term strategic responsibility for the safety, security and management of the built environment;
  • Responsible for building and developing a team to deliver will be a critical success factor to support them to deliver the services required across the portfolio;
  • Development of the Trusts estate strategy aligned to the clinical and corporate strategies;
  • Overall responsibility of Estates management (Mechanical, electrical & building maintenance, minor new works, energy & utilities, decarbonisation, fire safety, property, land & leases, grounds & gardens, administration and help desk);
  • Lead on Facilities management (all hotel services including patient meal service/catering, residences/accommodation, security/LSMS, access control/ID badges, portering, car parking, non-patient transport/logistics, domestic services/cleaning, waste, graphics and materials management);
  • Professional lead for estates and facilities staff and services, continued development of information and reporting for estates and facilities functions including maintaining and developing the Trusts CAFM system, PAM and ERIC;
  • In order to discharge their duties effectively the Deputy Director of Estates will have to work
  • with a wide range of stakeholders both internal and external to the trust;
  • Responsible for significant revenue and capital budgets, including backlog
  • Maintenance, own the Trust revenue budget for estates and facilities, delivering within annual
  • financial targets.;
  • Develop and implement productivity and efficiency measures in support of cost improvement plans and continually seek best practice and value for money;
The ideal candidate will have:
  • Chartered professional registration/accreditation in relevant discipline (e.g. RIBA, CIOB, RICS, CIBSE, etc.);
  • Significant senior management experience in a large organisation in estates and facilities management;
  • Can demonstrate experience of managing major change and shaping the future
  • and has strategic and budget setting;
  • An understanding and broad knowledge of the whole NHS context including
  • knowledge of the national agenda and the impact on the estate/Trust.

If you are interested in the role, please contact Donna Larder on 0161 2419674 or send your 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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