Job overview

Estates Building Officer

Band 7 – per week

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care Trust is looking for an enthusiastic Estates Building Officer at our Hospital in Aston-Under -Lyne. We are a forward-thinking organisation and looking for a like-minded candidate to continue the excellent work already being undertaken. As part of our Estates Services team, you will play a key part in the service and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure across the hospital as well as supporting the improvement of the Estate via minor works schemes.

You will play an active role in our Estates and Facilities Directorate, supporting other colleagues in providing safe quality environments across the estate.

We would actively encourage candidates to call us to hear about this opportunity further and would be pleased to consider candidates looking for the next step in their careers.

Main duties of the job

Manages all building maintenance services and responsible for the day to day delivery of building maintenance.

 Highly developed Estate building knowledge and understanding to interpret complex professional and technical information.
Provide reasoned and technical advice on building fabric maintenance and property advice to the Head of Estates, Engineering and maintenance staff.
Prepares specifications, procures, project manager, commissions and evaluates schemes for repair and improvement of the Trust estate as allocated by the Head of Estates, using in-house or outsourced resources as necessary. Ensures that any allocated schemes are delivered to the specified quality and time standards.
Supports the Head of Estates and Capital Planning Manager in the delivery of the estates capital programme by providing information on the existing estate, agreeing programmes of enabling work, inputting to health and safety plans and supplementing design and project management resources when required.

Working for our organisation

Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust serves a community of 250,000 people across Tameside & Glossop. We provide a range of services both within the hospital and across our community for both adults and children.  Our vision is to improve health outcomes for our population and influence wider determinants of health through collaboration with our health & care partners.

We have a clear set of values & behaviours which we expect all of our staff to demonstrate:

  • Safety
  • Care
  • Respect
  • Communication
  • Learning
  • We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.

    We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian & minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ & Disabled people.

    Benefits include; flexible working, 27-33 days annual leave plus bank holidays, sick pay, NHS Pension Scheme, free eye tests and health checks, gym discount, free bicycle loan scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, support with stress, bereavement, relationships, finance, and much more.

    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    The post holder will be Accountable to the Head of Estates and is responsible for managing the maintenance services across the Trust

    Estate. The post holder is also responsible for the development of standardisation of practices and processes within their area of responsibility to

    support the delivery of modern Maintenance services meeting compliant standards within a customer care focused service delivery.

    The post-holder is responsible for the operational leadership and management of maintenance building team to maximise effectiveness,

    utilisation and functionality of staff resources, equipment and materials. This includes providing expert advice to clinical and corporate services on

    the provision of safe, high quality, cost effective services. The post holder will also take the lead on building services.

    Person specification


    Essential criteria

  • Degree in Building or related subject
  • Desirable criteria

  • Chartered Builder or Surveyor
  • Experience

    Essential criteria

  • Post Qualification experience
  • Be prepared to train and qualify in a minimum of 3 of the Authorised, Responsible or Test Person roles associated with Hospital Technical Memoranda (HTM’s) as listed below: Authorised Person Decontamination (HTM01), Authorised Person Medical Gases (HTM 02), Authorised Person Low Voltage (HTM06), Authorised Person High Voltage (HTM06), Heating and Ventilation Systems (HTM03), Legionella (HTM04) & L8
  • Experience working in the NHS or Healthcare Environment
  • Experience and use of AutoCAD software
  • IT Literate including word, excel, databases and reporting software
  • Experience of writing and implementing protocols/procedures
  • Desirable criteria

  • Building Maintenance trade background
  • Skills & Knowledge

    Essential criteria

  • Understanding confidentiality
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Good written skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Basic numeracy skills
  • Awareness of own limitations
  • Ability to motivate staff
  • Strong influencing involvement and fascination skills
  • Ability to work to short term deadlines
  • Experience of working at a senior level
  • New colleagues can look forward to a warm welcome here at Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust. 

    For our agenda for change staff, we offer a competitive benefits package with regular pay awards, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years and access to a competitive Pension Scheme to which both you and the Trust contribute.

    Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, a protected training budget for staff and support for flexible working. We have an on-site Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have fast track access to physio, counselling and complimentary therapies.

    The Trust is committed to making a difference to the environment. Our “Save Planet Tameside & Glossop” strategy means that we work towards protecting our natural environment and “green” workplace practices at all times.

    Employer certification / accreditation badges

    Applicant requirements

    The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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