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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/06/2022.

Space Officer (subject to banding)

Job Reference: 313-A-22-121193-JP

Employer:
Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Department:
Estates
Location:
Leicester
Salary:
£25,655-£31,534

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.


Space Officer : Estates & Facilities : Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Space Officer to join Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT), reporting to the Project/Space Tenant Manager Estates & Facilities.

As an experienced, estates professional in a healthcare environment, you will support the Tenant Officer and Project/Space Tenant Manager undertaking space reviews, space planning, relocations and workplace improvements in all our buildings.

The post holder will work at an operational level to plan on opportunities to improve and create effective workplace environments across the Trust.

The Space Officer will work with the Project/Space & Tenant Manager to build networks across the Trust to determine workplace need and liaise with staff to communicate and support workplace changes.

The post holder will project manage interconnected office and space moves, acting as a central point of contact, engaging with staff and stakeholders to support the delivery of finished, usable spaces with as little disruption to business as possible.

The post holder is required to liaise with clinical and non-clinical staff on a practical level to help identify, design and deliver improvements to the quality of physical working space and to help improve space utilisation.

The postholder 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 leading public or private sector Estates 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 04/07/2022. 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, Rob Jones or email rob.jones8@nhs.net, contact telephone: 07775543793

See full JD person specification

Qualifications -Essential

  • Project Management qualification
  • Commitment to continuing professional development (CPD)

Desirable

  • IOSH/Managing Safely Qualification or equivalent
  • Degree/NVQ5 level qualification (or equivalent experience) supplemented by a range of operational or project management knowledge and/or significant experience in a similar role.

Experience -Essential

  • Understanding of undertaking a Space Officer role associated with capital projects or minor works
  • Understanding of legislation relating to estates services / health and safety
  • Able to work under pressure and to deadlines.
  • Be prepared to work flexible hours as required by the needs of the service

Desirable

  • 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.


Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

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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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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