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Deputy Director of Facilities and Estates

Job Reference: 437-693027-A

Employer:
Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Senior Manager
Location:
Prestwich Site, Prestwich
Salary:
£56,665 - £69,168

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) is one of the leading mental health trusts in the UK.

Serving a population of 1.2million people, across one of the most exciting and affordable cities in Europe, GMMH provides community and inpatient mental health care, alongside substance misuse services across the North West.

The Trust employs around 4750 people, who make a difference across 130 locations. Staff at GMMH work to improve lives with a culture based on five core values:

  • We are caring and compassionate

  • We inspire hope

  • We work together

  • We value and respect

  • We are open and honest

GMMH is one of the most active research trusts in the UK, with one of the highest levels of recruitment to clinical trials for mental health. This puts our staff and service users at the leading edge of new mental health treatments.

The Trust provides a range of specialist services including prison in reach across the North of England, a specialist centre for mental health and deafness and in patient perinatal mental health care.

We have been rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission. Our substance misuse services and leadership were rated as ‘Outstanding’


We are seeking an experienced professional with an extensive background in facilities and estates management to lead the Facilities Directorate across the Trust. Reporting to the Director of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs you will be responsible for developing and implementing strategy and policy in relation to a broad range of facilities and estates services.

This will involve providing expert advice to the Director on matters relating to facilities and estates management and how they fit with and impact upon the broader strategic plans of the Trust. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring all clinical and corporate services within this geographically spread and complex organisation receive a professional, efficient and responsive facilities and estates service. They will be accountable for the management of a team of operational managers across a range of service areas including maintenance, catering, transport, logistics, hotel services and fire safety. This will also involve significant budget responsibility including the management of contracted- out services.

The successful postholder will have significant experience of managing estates and facilities services at a senior level and will have a track record in implementing significant strategic and operational change initiatives across the NHS or other large scale commercial organisation.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Alison.Hand@gmmh.nhs.uk
0161 357 1326




**Please note, this vacancy may be closed at any time if sufficient applications have been received**

Important Information about working for GMMH:

This appointment will be subject to a satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period for new starters to the Trust. You will receive all necessary training and support during this period. Further details are contained within the Trust’s Performance Improvement Policy.

All positions within the Trust are subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks. This position is also subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. If successful in your application the Trust will pay the initial cost of the DBS, currently £47.69 and this will be reclaimed from your first salary payment (if in Band 3 or above) upon commencement, or your first two salary payments (if in Bands 1 or 2) upon commencement.

If you are appointed to the post, you will be required to provide evidence of a satisfactory DBS check on a 3 yearly basis.

To achieve this, the Trust recommends that you sign up for the DBS update service (£13 annual subscription fee currently) which is an automated process. You may choose to have a DBS carried out by the Trust of a three yearly basis instead, however, you will be required to pay for the cost of this check at the time (currently £47.69)

GMMH have made the Apprenticeship Promise and as part of that promise will consider all Band 1 to 4 vacancies as Apprenticeship Opportunities. Applicants are encouraged to apply for posts at Greater Manchester Mental Health who have direct experience of mental health, learning disability or drug and alcohol services either as a service user or a carer.

**If you do not hold a current competency based qualification and or the Care Certificate, you will be expected to complete an appropriate Apprenticeship in Healthcare with GMMH.**

The Trust is also committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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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