Head of Estates and Site Services

Sydenham and Orpington
£59,901 per annum
18 Jan 2021
31 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

About us

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at a leading Hospice which aspires to a world where all dying people and those close to them have access to care and support, whenever and wherever they need it. St Christopher’s Hospice was founded in 1967 by Dame Cicely Saunders and formed part of the modern hospice movement. Proudly celebrating over 50 years and with a turnover of over £20 million, we provide invaluable care and support to over 7,500 people across the five London Boroughs of Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham and Southwark.

Your new role

We have an exciting and new opportunity that has arisen for an experienced Head of Estates and Sites Services to join our Estates and Site Services team. This team has responsibilities across two sites, Sydenham (this includes our main hospice building and our newly built world class education centre, St Christopher’s CARE) and our Orpington site where we provide outpatients services at the Caritas Centre.

You will be responsible for ensuring that the hospice provides excellent standards of hospitality and site services. This includes being responsive to the needs and preference of patients, their families, carers, staff, volunteers and other guests visiting the hospice. In addition, you will be responsible for ensuring that the buildings and associated physical environment are fit for purpose. This includes developing and implementing our accommodation strategy, ensuring the buildings are maintained to a high standard and that the on-site Health and Safety procedures and other statutory requirements are in place and adhered to.

The role will be predominately based at the Sydenham site, with visits to Orpington as required.

What you will need to succeed

The successful candidate will have the relevant professional qualification (e.g. BIFM Level 6 or NEBOSH), have experience of leading on Estates and Site Services team which include responsibility for hospitality, building management and maintenance along with on-site Health and Safety.

In addition, the ideal candidate will have experience of developing and implementing an accommodation strategy and associated long term building infrastructure plans along with  having experience of leading a team that has to deliver work which complies with a statutory framework.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Ian Penistone on 020 8768 4714 or i.penistone@stchristophers.org.uk

Please have a look at our website for further information on all aspects of St Christopher’s at www.stchristophers.org.uk and to apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Online’ button below.

Closing Date:             31st January 2021

1st Interview Date:     w/c 15th February 2021

2nd Interview Date:    w/c 1st March 2021

Please note, each application is scored according to how well the supporting statement addresses each point on the Person Specification for the role. Candidates will be short-listed for interview on the extent to which they consider they meet the specific points within the Person Specification.  

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