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Estates Officer (XN06)

Job Reference: 298-EST-421

Estates and Facilities
298 Engineering Maintenance - SJH
St James University Hospital
£31,365 to £37,890 pa



Job Title: Estates Officer (Electrical) - St James University Hospital

An exciting career opportunity has arisen within the Trusts Estates Department for a highly motivated individual to fulfill an Estates Officers position Electrical biased. This is a key role in the operation and asset management of the Trust’s estate which, at over 500,000 sq. meters, is one of the largest and most complex in the country.

If you’re looking for an NHS career in Leeds, you couldn’t come to a better place. Like any complex organisation, our jobs in Leeds cover all aspects of ensuring the day-to-day delivery of our services to over one million patients every year and this is an opportunity to join the Operational Estates Team at Leeds Teaching Hospitals in a key role to support the challenge of delivering the highest standards of care for our patients through the provision of a safe environment.

The Estates Officer shall have electrical and /or mechanical background and possess good computer and IT skills. The Estates Officer shall have responsibility for the Estate Asset Management to enable a fully auditable multi-disciplinary estates service through ensuring an asset captured estate. Manage the RESET certification, control of contactors competence-verification system. The successful applicant will join a team who provide engineering coverage to the hospital 24 hours per day, 365 days a year.


The Trust are looking for individuals who will embrace the ideals and principles set out in the Leeds Way, providing leadership, drive, enthusiasm and a willingness to “go the extra mile” to ensure our patients receive the best possible care.


Job purpose:


Based at St James University Hospital the successful candidate will provide an integral role within the Estates structure. Working alongside the wider estates management team amongst a variety of disciplines the successful candidates will;



  • Undertake management duties relevant to the maintenance of the larger Estate, to include the maintenance and repair of all building fabric, utilities and engineering services, across the Trust. To provide technical support in resolving complex and multifaceted issues with regard to the Estate.
  • On a daily basis, Asset Capture & review the estates plant, equipment & infrastructure through the works management system. To ensure the Trust have a fully comprehensive asset list to achieve a fully maintained auditable estate.
  • Daily Manage the Trust’s Reset system, ensuring all contractors records are in compliance with the requirements of the Trust.


  • Deputise for the Estates Manager (Operations) or other Estates Officers and act as a Trust representative in the absence or as the need arises by Senior Estates Management team.
  • Manage directly employed labour, providing discipline and support with respect to personal, work and performance related issues in line with current Trust policies and procedures.
  • Ensure safe systems of work in line with HTM’s and recognised codes of practice and carry out the duties of Authorised Person for Lifts, Ventilation Systems, Water Systems and Pressure Systems following training, assessment and formal appointment by the Trust.
  • To contribute to the management of and compliance with all statutory instruments and guidance ensuring best practice related to building fabric and engineering services
  • To manage contracts, both internal and external, carry out condition surveys, evaluating inspection reports and carry out the clerk of works duties overseeing capital work as directed ensuring Trust safety standards, procedures and specifications are adhered to.
  • Carry out Risk assessments, plan works and liaise with other departments to ensure delivery of Estates services.


The successful candidate will join our dedicated, professional and diverse team maintaining a modern healthcare estate. In addition the Trust will provide the opportunity for further training and career development in this exciting and progressive field with on the job training and opportunities to learn new vocational skills to help develop a career path under Agenda for Change.


The post is 37.5 hours a week, Agenda for Change Band 6


For more information contact:


Mazar Siddique, Estates Manager.

T: 0113 206 5358



This position involves access to patients during the normal course of duties; therefore it is a condition and subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975. As such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.


This vacancy may close before the advertised closing date if sufficient suitable applications are received.

Our goal is to be the best place to work, to achieve this we engage with and listen to our staff, to understand their needs. We are proud to support all individuals to work flexibly so they can maintain a good work life balance and provide support as a carer or parent. We value our diverse staff and are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristics. Reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled applicants where required and to support staff who require adjustments to ensure they can work safely during the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you are offered a position, you may be required to undertake a DBS. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost (Enhanced £48 or Standard £30) from your salary over a 3 month period (including Internal staff). You will also be required to participate in the DBS Update Service and pay the £13 cost per year. This is a condition of your employment. DBS checks for volunteers are free.

Please ensure your application is submitted with referees who can verify your employment/education history over the last three years and include valid email addresses for them. LTHT will request electronic Factual Employment References from your previous employers. These references will be requested before you are issued with an unconditional offer of employment letter.

Please note that a car parking permit or space cannot be guaranteed.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust has received the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme and we welcome applications from defence personnel to work for us.

If you have any questions about the process please contact the Recruitment Service on (0113) 2065980

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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