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Senior Facilities Manager (subject to banding)

Job Reference: 313-A-22-121127-JP

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Facilities Management

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.

Senior Facilities Manager: Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

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

As an experienced, Facilities professional in a healthcare environment, you will report to the Head of Facilities and support in the delivery of high quality soft and hard facilities managements services and estates developments.

This role is a senior member of the new LPT Estates and Facilities Management (EFM) team and Facilities and will deputise for the Head of Facilities on all operational aspects of the facilities services related activities which will include preparing papers and other management reports including their presentation to official groups, forums and committees.

The post holder will be the operational lead on all facility services and will also include the management of the Deputy Facilities Manager and any additional members of staff linked to the service following any service change

The role will provide support to the wider Estates and Facilities team. You will be professionally qualified and a high calibre individual who will work closely with estates colleagues as well as senior managers, directors, clinicians, and other staff throughout the Trust.

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.

To be successful in this role you will have a proven track record and experience of supporting and leading public or private sector Facilities teams, within healthcare settings. You will need to demonstrate the broad range of skills and competencies required to meet the demands of this business-critical role in our growing team. You must possess 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.

Interviews are scheduled to be held w/c 11/072022. 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, Helen Walton, Head of Facilities Management or email Contact Telephone: 07584 507012

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

See full JD person specification

Qualifications -Essential

  • Degree in Facilities Management or equivalent training and experience
  • Specialist knowledge of Facilities Management acquired through training and experience to Degree level or equivalent
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development Commitment and evidence of continuing professional development (CPD)


  • Qualification in Project Management to PRINCE 2 Practitioner level or equivalent

Experience -Essential

  • Experience in delivering complex multifaceted facilities projects within time, on budget and to required quality and safety standards
  • Ability to think strategically and develop practical plans to implement the estate and facilities strategies
  • Ability to identify, plan and undertake research and development initiatives to inform strategic objectives
  • Experience of managing a large workforce delivering facilities services


  • NHS experience of working in a complex organisation and particularly Facilities Management and Estates Department.

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.

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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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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