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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 30/09/2021.

Group Asbestos Manager

Job Reference: 349-A-21-36991

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester
£47,126 - £53,219 per annum

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 28,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Estates and Facilities Division at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust to develop an in-house Asbestos Management Team.

We are looking to appoint a Group Asbestos Manager to assist the Group Asbestos Lead and Site Estates and Facilities Teams in ensuring the management of Asbestos Containing Materials to the whole of the Trust, including off-site properties, is provided in an efficient and compliant fashion.

The post holder will report directly to the Group Asbestos Lead based within the Group Compliance Estates & Facilities, however will work closely with representatives from Hospital Sites Estates & Facilities Teams, including Directors of Estates and Facilities, Site Compliance Managers and Site Asbestos Managers, along with all other relevant managers and staff. The primary base for this post holder will be Oxford Road Campus.

The post holder will be responsible for providing expert professional advice and training on all matters relating to asbestos across the Trust; along with assisting the Group Asbestos Lead on the development and implementation of the Trust Asbestos Strategy, Group Asbestos Policy and Management Plan, Groupwide Asbestos Register and procurement of asbestos contractors.

The Group Asbestos Manager will in particular provide expert and professional guidance and support to Off-site Properties Compliance Team to ensure a robust framework for asbestos management is in place. In addition, a monitoring role will also be carried out with respect to Property and Estates Development Team to ensure processes and procedures are in place for the appropriate management of asbestos risks during development projects.

The post holder, with strategic direction from the Group Asbestos Lead, will be expected to liaise with the Trust’s Property and Estates Development colleagues to ensure investment in the management of asbestos across the Trust based on the priority of risk, and ensure that development schemes and lifecycle replacement of the estate and its infrastructure are carried out in a compliant and timely fashion in relation to any Asbestos Containing Materials.

The successful candidates will have significant experience of asbestos assessment and management within a multi-disciplinary complex organisation and thorough knowledge and understanding of compliance with the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations and the Control of Asbestos Regulations. Excellent communication and organisational skills are required, along with proven problem-solving and influencing skills.

The successful candidates will further be able to meet deadlines, work independently and as a member of a team, and demonstrate flexibility.

For more information about the positions please contact Paula Coward, Group Compliance Manager, Estates & Facilities on 07814607827.

Interviews are anticipated mid October 2021, subject to change.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Paula Coward

Job title Group Compliance Manager - Estates & Facilities

Email address

Telephone number 07814607827

From 11th November 2021, it has been a mandatory requirement for Care Home workers to have had first and second COVID-19 vaccinations or to evidence medical exemption in order to comply with Government legislation.

From 1st April 2022 all NHS workers in England who have face to face or incidental contact with patients must have had their first and second vaccinations for COVID-19. Only those with medical exemptions will be excluded from this requirement.

This mandatory requirement may apply to this position. If it does apply, you will be asked to provide evidence of vaccinations / exemption as part of the employment checks if you are offered the position.

We may decide to close this vacancy earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction in the first 3 months following start in post. The amount of £26.85(standard disclosure) or £43.85(enhanced disclosure) If you wish to withdraw once a DBS application has commenced you will be still liable for payment.

MFT would like to develop a committed, flexible workforce that is able to adapt to the changing needs of the NHS. We aim to support employees who wish to work flexibly, to allow them to maintain a healthy work life balance and fair consideration will be given to any flexible working requests.

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of race, age, disability, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership are encouraged to apply for this post.

We welcome applicants from the Armed Forces Community.

Please be aware that all roles at MFT(except Medical and Dental posts) are subject to a probationary period.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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