Estates & Facilities Manager

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Soft Services
Hard Services
Facilities Management (main)
Estates, Property
£40,000 to £49,999
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (+ HCAS at 15% of basic salary)
London North
12-06-2024 10:33 AM
26th June 2024

NHS Blood and Transplant is looking for people with strong management backgrounds to take control of providing estate and facilities services for our centres and satellite premises. This is an excellent opportunity to tackle both hard and soft services in a life-changing organisation.

You’ll join a unique and forward-thinking team; a team in which innovation, integrity and commitment are encouraged and embraced.

Estates and Facilities within NHS Blood and Transplant are different to anywhere else in the NHS (and other organisations too). We operate from 90 properties across England, but it’s the nature of the sites rather than the size of the portfolio that really matters.

Each main site incorporates laboratories (where blood is processed, samples are tested), we operate apheresis units (for the collection of blood / therapeutic work), occupy offices, mobile team bases and warehouses (where stocks are stored to support the day-to-day operation).

It’s this diversity of services and support that makes these roles stand out. If you’re keen to see both sides of estates and facilities management - you’ll be in your element.

We have two posts available, 1 permanent and 1 fixed term for 12 months. Secondments will be considered for internal staff, but please ensure you check with your current line manager before submitting an application.

On-call working is a requirement of this role, an allowance will be paid.

Please note, following changes to UK immigration policy from April 4, for sponsorship eligibility for this role please refer to the UK Visas and Immigration guidance on Skilled Worker Visa’s.

Main duties of the job

The E&F Department provides a highly responsive and proactive service, in a customer-oriented environment where teamwork and communication, statutory compliance, budget control, performance management and business continuity are key to its success:

  • You will be accountable for the effective and efficient local provision of Estates and Facilities (E&F) services at the Blood Centre and at its satellite premises, in line with national standards.
  • You will manage the E&F team and our supporting service contracts.
  • You will be a subject matter expert in selected aspect(s) of E&F management.
  • You will be required to travel and spend time away from base, which will involve working irregular hours and overnight stays when required, with prior notice.

About You

Experience and Knowledge

  • Leadership and management experience.
  • Facilities management experience preferably in a service environment.
  • Experience of managing contractors.
  • Experience of working with information technology using Microsoft Office packages (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), or equivalent Systems.
  • Experience in financial management and budget control.
  • Knowledge and implementation of Health and Safety regulations.

Qualifications and Training

  • Qualified to degree level or equivalent demonstrable experience in Facilities Management, Building Services, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • Possession of British Institute of Facilities Management accreditation or willingness to study towards.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.

Please view the attached recruitment profile which is a summary of the detailed Job Description and Person Specification for the full personal attributes we require for the role. You will need to demonstrate these throughout the recruitment process.

About Us

At NHS Blood and Transplant, we’re incredibly proud of the many talented people who come together every day to make our organisation the very best it can be. We have clearly defined values that are centred around offering exceptional care to our donors and their families. We take care of each other too and we focus on building our expertise so we can change lives, provide quality support and offer fulfilling careers.

It’s an opportunity to contribute to a unique team as part of a service that saves lives 365 days a year. We offer brilliant benefits including 27 days of holiday (plus bank holidays), a comprehensive induction and training programme, and competitive pension scheme.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace and aim to reflect the diverse communities we work with and positively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

Three small words, one big difference - Caring, Expert and Quality.

Together we'll save and improve more lives than ever.

This vacancy will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 26 June 2024.

Interviews are anticipated to be held on 8 and 9 July 2024 – subject to confirmation. 

For informal enquiries please contact Lee Hennen – Regional Estates & Facilities Manager, via email at:


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