Job summary

Your Hospitals Need You! Not all superheroes wear capes, some are even Hospital Engineers.

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) are seeking four highly motivated Estates Officers (Electrical Bias) who will be based in the Estates Department at Lincoln County Hospital. The post holder will be required to play a proactive part within the Estates Management Team to meet Trust objectives in a safe, cost effective, efficient manner in compliance with legislation and good practice.

There is no better time to join the team at ULHT, we are developing our operational estates team in order to support the Trust on its continuous development plan, our aims and ambitions are set high and we want you to be part of the developing journey with us. Have you got the ambition to make your hospital a better place for the community? Have you got the passion about engineering? Are you wanting to learn new skills and become a true rounded engineer with skills in which some areas are only specialist in the Healthcare, if this sounds like a challenge you are looking for then apply today.

We know you may be able to earn more elsewhere – but what we offer you is job security, stability, development, a strong team focused environment where you will feel a sense of belonging. Although, better than all of that, is the chance to really give something back to the NHS with the skills, knowledge, experience and attributes you have to help us achieve outstanding care personally delivered.

Main duties of the job

Job Responsibilities

  • The role will be responsible for the day-to-day co-management of a team of multi-disciplined operatives and network of specialist sub-contractors alongside the Business Support Team.
  • The role will be responsible for the delivery of operational planned and reactive maintenance programmes to ensure statutory compliance and attainment of agreed SLA’s.
  • Delegated management of specialist maintenance contracts.
  • To act as HTM Authorised Person within discipline specific areas.
  • To support and enhance the training and development of other team members including apprentices.
  • Delegated responsibility for an operational maintenance budget.
  • To support continuous improvement of the Estate Maintenance Department.
  • To support and deliver initiatives that accord with energy reduction and decarbonisation agendas.
  • To gather and provide information for the long-term and life cycle maintenance programme operated by the department.
  • To identify, escalate and manage risks via the departmental risk register.
  • To manage, improve and operate complex compliance information.
  • Personal Skills/Qualities

  • Excellent Communication Skills, written and verbal.
  • A knowledge of and commitment to Equal Opportunities and Promoting Diversity.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across a range of agencies.
  • Ability to motivate teams and individuals by strong and supportive leadership
  • Please see Job Description and Person Specification for full details

    About us

    Our Trust is situated in the beautiful county of Lincolnshire and is one of the biggest acute hospital trusts in England, serving a population of more than 700,000 people. We provide acute and specialist services to people in Lincolnshire and neighbouring counties. We have an annual income of £643 million (20/21) and we employ nearly 8,500 people.

    Our Board have recently agreed a new vision statement – “Outstanding Care Personally Delivered” – stating their ambition for our Trust to be among the best.

    We also have a five year Integrated Improvement Plan setting out how we will achieve our strategic objectives, for patients, services, people and partners, the last recognising that our future success depends on our ability to ensure the Lincolnshire healthcare system is successful in achieving its ambition to help people live healthier lives and provide care closer to where people live.

    Our latest CQC report increased our ratings for being effective and well-led from ‘Requires Improvement’ to ‘Good’. Our rating for caring remained as ‘Good’.

    This is in recognition of the huge amount of work that our amazing staff have done to improve the quality of care for our patients in recent years.

    We are committed to helping our staff balance their work and home lives and ensure they feel supported, valued and appreciated.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    What should you do next?

    Have a look at the job description, and if you like what you see, then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

    Essential

  • Educated to degree level, or equivalent experience
  • BTEC Level 5, HND or BSc/ BEng in an Engineering or building related discipline and / or demonstrable level of experience for the role
  • Evidence of continuing Professional Development
  • Desirable

  • Registration with Professional Body
  • A recognized form of computer skills training such as European Computer Driving License
  • Computer Aided Design course. Building Management Systems
  • HTM knowledge of specialist systems
  • Previous Experience

    Essential

  • Evidence of success in leading and implementing significant change programs within an NHS or other complex organization
  • Experience of managing a range of Estates services issues including: Procurement, contractors, planning, quality standards, governance and H&S issues
  • Proven management skills and experience to control promote teamwork
  • Understanding of principles, practice of risk assessment, method statements and techniques
  • Desirable

  • Management experience of a large multi-disciplinary team
  • Knowledge, Skills & Aptitudes

    Essential

  • Proven ability to work and integrate with a wide variety of professionals, managers and staff
  • The ability to identify shortfalls in areas of activity and to identify underlying causes
  • Ability to analyse a range of complex options making judgements to appropriately advise key decision makers
  • The ability to generate ideas and continuously appraise and challenge the effectiveness of processes and activities
  • Ability in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, E-mail
  • The ability to present thoughts and ideas to a wide range of audiences at various professional levels
  • Specific Requirements

    Essential

  • Fully conversant with statutory requirements that impact on the Trust. Conversant with NHS guidelines, Codes of Practice and requirements of regulatory authorities
  • Ability to undertake on-call duties in a directorate Rota
  • Ability to work with minimal guidance and monitoring. Work on own initiative in a demand driven environment
  • To be flexible and adaptable to change
  • Capable to respond and participate in an Emergency situation including attendance to declared major incidents.
  • Commitment to see job through from inception to completion
  • Develop a rapport and display empathy with patients, visitors, staff and work colleagues where necessary.
  • Desirable

  • Knowledge and principles of Lean working to achieve best value within Estates & Facilities