Executive Recruitment

Estates Director

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Closing date:
27th July
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Recruitment timetable

Closing date
9am Monday 27th July 2020
Preliminary Interviews
18th & 24th August 2020
Final Panel Interviews
Thursday 17th September 2020

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Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest and most complex high-performing providers of acute, community and specialist health services in the country.  Across our 5 hospitals and our community arm, we provide care to over 2,000,000 patients each year, employ c17,000 staff and have a turnover of £1.1 billion.  We provide a comprehensive range of local services to the residents of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, North Nottinghamshire and North Derbyshire and also some highly specialist services to all parts of England. We are proud to be rated as “Good” by the CQC, and have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievements. 

The size and complexity of the Trust is reflected in our estate which has an asset value of £322 million and a footprint of over 120 acres. With an estates budget of £55.5 million and 140 staff, our infrastructure is among the most complex and vital in the country, and the Estates Directorate is responsible for ensuring that mission critical services to patients are maintained at all times.

As Director you will develop and deliver a refreshed Estates Strategy suitable to the developing needs of our patients and influenced by, but not limited to, the impact of Covid-19, the drive for greener solutions, and changes to the way we deliver healthcare brought about through digital innovation.  The Trust is a key anchor institution within the city of Sheffield, and you will be expected to work closely with other partners as we seek to maximise the impact of our combined resources to the benefit of local residents. This opportunity to drive change at a system level will allow you to introduce innovative developments, all enabling better delivery of clinical services for the communities we serve.

We are ideally looking for a chartered engineer with experience of work at a senior level in a large and complex organisation, who can demonstrate how they have previously delivered direct estates services against a complex backdrop of user needs. Understanding the importance of a hands-on approach, you will work effectively with partners, whilst leading, developing and supporting the Trust’s estates workforce. We operate under a set of fundamental values and behaviours – known as ‘PROUD’ – to ensure we deliver the very best care to our patients, and your personal values should align with these.

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The following consultants are managing this role and will be happy to answer any questions that are not covered in the person specification on the next webpage.

Robin Staveley
0113 205 6283
Jim Canning
020 7426 3985
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