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Assistant Director - Capital & Property

Job Reference: 438-RC0442

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Estates & Property Management
Royal Preston Hospital, Preston
£56,665 - £69,168 per ann

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An opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Director to lead the capital and property management function within the Estates, Facilities and Capital Division at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

We are a major teaching hospital trust serving a local population of around 390,000 and we also provide a number of specialised services to around 1.5 million people across Lancashire and South Cumbria from our hospitals at Preston and Chorley. We are the regional specialist centre for:

    • Cancer

    • Major Trauma

    • Neurosurgery & Neurology

    • Renal

    • Vascular

    • Disablement Services

Reporting to the Director of Estates & Facilities, you will be part of the divisional senior leadership team and play an important role in managing and developing our large and complex estate of around 170,000sqm across two main hospital sites. You will have the opportunity to:

    • Lead the planning, design and delivery of all capital projects across the Trust’s estate, including a forthcoming £15m+ redevelopment of our Critical Care and Ophthalmology facilities

    • Manage a large and complex property portfolio

    • Play a major role in preparing and delivering an estates strategy for the Trust and the wider local health economy, working with colleagues from across the Lancashire and South Cumbria STP area

    • Manage the process of space allocation across the Trust’s sites to ensure we make most efficient use of all property and estate in support of our clinical services

    • As part of the senior leadership team of the Division, contribute to providing a safe, efficient and high quality estate to support the delivery of the Trust’s services.

Interview date: Week Commencing 26th March 2018

For further details / informal visits contact:

For informal discussions, contact David Hounslea, Director of Estates & Facilities on 01772 524900.

If you are successful in obtaining a position with our Trust which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check. As a registered body with the DBS, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust will conduct the administration of this application on your behalf and the cost will be recovered from your salary, either as a one-off payment or over 3 months. Currently the charges made by the Disclosure and Barring Service are - Standard DBS check £30.20 and Enhanced DBS check £48.20. The level of check required depends on the role that you have been offered.

Successful applicants will be contacted by e-mail. Please ensure that email addresses are provided for your referees wherever possible

The NHS Constitution outlines what staff working in the NHS can expect from their employer and what is expected of you. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to the NHS Values and Pledges as expressed in the Constitution.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. An interview is guaranteed to any applicant with a disability who meets the essential criteria of the person specification.

If you have any difficulty applying on line, please contact the Recruitment Team.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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