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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 04/10/2020.

Associate Director of Estates & Facilities

Job Reference: 367-CORP-3525-A

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Estates & Facilities
Kingsley Green, Harper Lane, Shenley, Radlett, Herts, WD7 9FB, Hertfordshire
£90,000 per annum

Values Based Screener

At Hertfordshire Partnership Foundation Trust we are looking for people to join us who share our values and those of the NHS. Before your application can be considered please take part on our online values questionnaire which you can find in the 'Further Links' section of this advert. When you have finished you will be sent a 'completion code' by email, which will be valid for 6 months and required to submit your application form (If you are experiencing problems please call 01707 253878).

The Role

Be part of something Outstanding

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust have successfully developed and implemented a shared Estates & Facilities function providing an integrated approach across the two organisations.

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust provides health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire and Norfolk. We employ over 3,000 staff who deliver these services within both community and inpatient settings. This is a hugely exciting time for the Trust having recently achieved an outstanding CQC rating and being one of only a few mental health and learning disabilities NHS trusts in England to hold an outstanding rating.

Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust is the principal provider of community-based healthcare services to the 1.2 million population of Hertfordshire. The Trust is rated as 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission. We have over 2,000 staff and every day we deliver a wide range of high quality health services to people in their homes, in local clinics, in schools and in our community hospitals located across the county.

Following retirement of the current post holder we are looking forward to building on this further and are seeking to appoint an Associate Director of Estates and Facilities to help us on this journey.

About the role

As the Associate Director of Estates and Facilities you will be responsible for leading and directing the implementation of the Estates and Facilities Strategy, inspiring high staff morale and responsiveness to service needs within the team and ensuring that both Trusts secure ‘Best Value’ whilst remaining compliant with all statutory and good practice guidelines to support the delivery of high quality, safe care for all who use or work in the Trusts services.

This is a high profile role and you will work closely with the Directors of Finance and Directors responsible for Operational Service Delivery and for Patient/Service User Experience. Externally you will work closely with STP partners in building an integrated approach to Estate.

This will suit you perfectly if you are looking to take on a fresh challenge and an opportunity to gain experience to progress your career.

The ideal candidate will have senior experience of working in an estates and facilities role in a leadership capacity and have a track record of continuing professional development in subject matters relevant to the role.

More importantly you will share and champion the values of the Trusts.

Here’s what we have to offer

We want to attract the best and brightest people and that means looking after you from the moment you apply for a role at the Trust and throughout your career with us. Our staff are our most valuable asset and we believe that investing in you is crucial if we want to enable you to reach your full potential.

Here’s a flavour of what we offer

  • A ‘one-stop’ induction programme for all new staff – introducing you to the Trust, our values and our service
  • A wide range of Continued Professional Develop (CPD) opportunities, working with partners including University of Hertfordshire, University of Bedfordshire, Anglia Ruskin University and University of Essex – to deliver training and development programmes and support
  • Generous annual leave: starting at 27 days and increasing after 5 and 10 years
  • Maternity/paternity and shared parental leave schemes
  • Range of flexible working options across the Trust including compressed hours, term time contracts, part-time working etc.
  • One of the best pension schemes in the UK

Our Health Hub helps improve staff health and wellbeing across the Trust – encouraging staff to step away from their work and think about their own health. This includes:

  • Workshops, challenges and social events throughout the year
  • Confidential and safe forums where staff can talk about the emotional impact of their work
  • A equality and diversity staff network providing support to all staff
  • Mindfulness bite size taster session
  • Mini health check
  • Free, confidential counselling services 24/7
  • Reduced gym rates at a number of local health clubs/gym
  • PAM life: our online personal health management resource which allows staff to set goals, track progress and develop specific tailored programmes

In addition to the generous pension and annual leave that comes with NHS employment, the trust offers additional benefits to our staff including a salary sacrifice scheme enabling staff to drive a brand new car or purchase a new bike as well as an HMRC scheme enabling savings on registered childcare costs

For further details / informal visits contact:

Want to learn more?

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about this role please contact

Jane Twelves - PA to Keith Loveman – Deputy CEO/Executive Director Finance HPFT

Tel: 01707 253854

Please note:- This post has responsibilities across both Trusts with contractual employment arrangements held by HPFT.

About us

Work for an NHS trust that’s been rated as 'OUTSTANDING' by the CQC. Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is a successful provider of mental health and learning disability services with ambitions to be the leading provider in the country. We are already delivering services as far afield as Norfolk and North Essex as well as for the population of Hertfordshire. We are a Values Based organisation and our aim is to ensure that we deliver an experience that is consistently welcoming, kind, positive, respectful and professional, because these are the Values that our service users, carers and staff told us meant the most to them. We are currently embarking on a major transformation programme that will change the way that we deliver our services. We are also delighted to be named in the top 100 list of the best places to work in the health service in 2014, which is due to the national staff survey results as well as our range of engagement activities, the diversity of our staff, support for employees with a disability or those who have suffered mental ill health themselves, and our training and development programmes.

Additional Information

HPFT is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and in order to reflect the diversity of its population, positively encourages applications from all areas of the community. We aim to be a representative organisation with regards to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, beliefs and sexual orientation and are fully committed to equality, diversity and human rights and encourage applications from all sections of the community including users of mental health services.

The Trust is committed to helping staff balance work and home life and welcomes applications from candidates wishing to work part-time or under flexible working arrangements.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

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