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Senior Operations and Specialist Maintenance Manager

NHS Lanarkshire
Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)
Closing date
22 Oct 2022
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Senior Operations and Specialist Maintenance Manager

Job reference: 113204

Salary: Band 8A (£50,965 - £55,016)

Employment type: Permanent

Hours of work: 37.5

"The Senior Operations and Specialist Maintenance Manager will take managerial responsibility, professional and technical leadership for all Estates responsibilities in the University Hospital Monklands and ensure the effective management of all Estates staff and operations. Responsible to the PSSD Directorate for Estates governance and statutory compliance matters & the delivery of a fit for purpose Estates services in University Hospital Monklands, including Minor Projects, Estates and Grounds Maintenance, and to provide an assurance to the PSSD Directorate that the service output requirements of the specialist contracts are being met by the third-party contractors.

The following Knowledge training and/or experience will be required:

Academic Qualification - A Graduate at Masters level and/or high level Honours Graduate or equivalent plus demonstrable, commensurate professional and practical experience in a complex healthcare environment.

Post graduate qualification in a supplementary discipline (e.g., Business or Mechanical or Electrical or Building) and hold a managerial post graduate qualification PG Cert, PG Dip, MA, MSc, MBA, Professional Development Awards (SCQF 11/12) Professional Qualification - A Chartered Fellow/Member of an appropriate accredited Professional Institution(s) e.g., IHEEM, CIOB, RICS, RIBA, IET, IMechE, CIBSE.

Knowledge and Skills - An advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of the professional management of building construction and engineering services contained in large and complex plant and equipment associated with acute hospital and primary healthcare services settings.

Evidence of success in management within a large complex organisation.

Experience at a senior or middle management level in Healthcare Estates or related science regularly updated through specialist training; post graduate learning and Continued Professional Development; a track record of delivering estates services within a large complex organisation via differing service models.

Employing innovative thinking to resolve complex personnel and technical challenges in a life sustaining, regulated clinical environment.

Excellent interpersonal and strategic skills combined with a supportive, visible and dynamic leadership style.

Financial management skills to enable probity and best value with honesty and integrity.

Highly specialist knowledge of technical & commercial contract management relating to building, construction, engineering support services & energy.

Strategic analysis of issues considering essential need, risk profile and legislative context.

Demonstrates initiative and leadership qualities, excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as tact, diplomacy, extensive negotiating and technical skills as the post involves dealing with a wide range of knowledgeable customers, suppliers, trade organisations and user groups.

An ability to understand and deliver elements of the corporate agenda employing mature level negotiation and influencing skills.

Proficient specialist technical knowledge on:

  • Medical Gas Piped Systems - Pressure Systems: Steam & Compressed gases
  • Legionella: Water Management - Decontamination services (Infection control)
  • Ventilation Systems - Low Voltage Electrical Systems
  • Management of Asbestos - High Voltage Electrical Systems
  • Management of Asbestos - Passenger Lifts
  • Plus - Continued Professional Development (CPD)

The post holder is also required to perform continuous professional development (CPD) to maintain core competence and managerial skills. These will be structured internal/external training courses that are typically one-day duration or extended self-study over longer periods. Further specialist knowledge is gained from regular technical updates supplied. Requirement to travel between locations and flexibility for occasional unplanned out of hours working in the interests of patient safety Managers - On-Call rota. Therefore, a full valid UK driving licence holder is essential for the position.

Any inquiries regarding the post will be welcomed by Graham Souter, Head of Maintenance - PSSD email: or Tel:01698 754397.

In NHS Lanarkshire we are committed to recruiting a workforce that fully reflects the diverse make-up of our society. A place where every individual can thrive, develop and succeed based on skill, knowledge and talent, regardless of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, care experienced* or any other dimension that can be used to differentiate people from one another. Care experienced applicants are people who live/have lived with foster parents/kinship carers or who live/have lived in a residential children’s setting/secure unit."

Closing date: 22 September 2022.

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