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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 07/02/2021.

Estates Manager (Water Safety Specialist)

Job Reference: 301-BK-20-104189

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Facilities and Estates
£38,890 - £44,503

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (MPFT) was formed in June 2018 when South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) acquired Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership Trust (SSOTP). For further information please click on the Trust name above.

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A Water Safety Specialist is required to ensure Estates Operational compliance within the Facilities and Estates Directorate. The focus will be on water management but will also lead on asbestos management and overseeing and reporting on compliance including appropriate professional appointments and audits.

Working as part of the Estates Management team, you will be a key member of the team looking to deliver high quality services across South Staffordshire, North Staffordshire and Shropshire for both MPFT and our partners and other out of area sites.

Reporting to the Head of Estates, the post holder’s duties include:


  • To be a ‘Responsible Person’ and ‘Appointed Person’ in line with HTM’s

  • Lead on the directorate water safety requirements.

  • Lead on Asbestos Management.

  • To implement systems to ensure estates operational compliance with national standards including CQC, HTM’s & other standards as required.

  • Ensure all Estates related ‘Authorised Persons’ and ‘Authorising Engineers’ are appropriately appointed and associated Audits acted on.

  • Monitor remedial work requirements emanating from reports and actively ensure timely completion.

  • Collate estates operational backlog schedules.

  • Linking with the Facilities and Estates Governance and Assurance Team and Estates Operational Managers monitor compliance across all Estates Operations and expedite any requirements to fulfil.

  • Ascertain the position of compliance for all Estates Operations functions against KPI’s and produce / present periodic reports indicating such, including cause / effect with recommendations to address any gaps.


Previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage, as would previous NHS experience.

You will have strong technical contract management knowledge and experience, excellent communication skills, and proven ability to influence others. You will be proactive and committed to seeing projects through to completion.

You will be an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills to support the Directorate of Facilities and Estates.

For further details / informal visits contact:
For further details about this role please contact Paul Buckley, Head of Estates on 0300 790 7000 or email


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MPFT is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, ethnictity, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion/belief.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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