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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/05/2022.

Band 8c Head of Estates

Job Reference: 313-A-22-118286-CS

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Estates and Facilities
Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland
£65,664 to £75,874 pa

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Head of Estates : Estates & Facilities : Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Head of Estates to join Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), reporting to the Associate Director Estates & Facilities.

As an experienced, estates professional in a healthcare environment, you will lead and manage the Trusts Estates portfolio.


Key Responsibilities

  • Professional accountability for estates maintenance and for the long-term strategic development Estate services.
  • Day-to-day responsibility for the operational management of building and engineering services, including managing maintenance, backlog maintenance, engineering functions, energy, ensuring that Trust premises are safe for patients, staff and visitors.
  • Professionally qualified and have extensive experience in the areas of: water safety, LV/HV electrical systems, ventilation systems, medical gases, lifts, pressure systems, confined spaces, management of asbestos, management of contractors, asset management, CAFM systems including SFG20 PPM’s, and helpdesk operations.
  • Key role in leading aspects of the Trust’s FM Transformation Programme which will create a new internally managed full FM service which is fit for the future.
  • Setting improvement standards, drive consistency, and build financial and commercial management capability within Estate services.
  • Contribute to the development of the Trust’s Estates Strategy and capital development programme, particularly around backlog maintenance and other investment areas.
  • Input to our sustainability plans will be crucial in developing the Trust’s Green Plan, ensuring the delivery of sustainable services which minimises the use of resources and energy consumption.

The Trust has over 100 properties including 40 wards, across 61 sites with a total GIA of circa 105,000 m2.

This and other strategic appointments demonstrate the commitment to our services and grows the expert and visible leadership in our Estate & Facilities capability.


Who are you?

  • Proven track record and experience of leading public or private sector Estates teams, within healthcare settings.
  • Demonstrable broad range of skills and competencies required to meet the demands of this business-critical role in our growing team. Credibility in this specific field and have the drive and determination to successfully lead and manage the new systems of work we will create together.
  • High calibre individual with a strong grip on current legislative requirements including HTM’s, HBN’s, H&S and HSE requirements, and build close internal and external relationships to ensure advice is always current.
  • Drive and determination to successfully lead and manage the new systems of work we will create together.
  • Post professional qualification experience required at senior level estates management.
  • Experience of financial, budgetary and resource management.
  • Experience of implementing organisational change


On Call arrangements. This role will require the post-holder to help develop and participate in the new E&F on-call rota, with responsibility for managing emergency situations for the hospital sites out-of-hours.

Interviews are scheduled to be held w/c 13/06/2022. Social distancing rules will be reviewed at the time of interview. We may use Microsoft Teams or have face to face interviews, within appropriate IPC rules. Details will be confirmed if you are shortlisted.

If candidates wish to discuss this opportunity further, please contact, Richard Brown Associate Director of Estates & Facilities or email

Contact telephone: 07920548217

Interviews may involve a short presentation – details to be confirmed at shortlisting.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For rostered areas, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

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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