Senior Operational Maintenance Manager

Band 8a

Main area
Estates and Capital Development
Band 8a
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£40,428 - £48,514 pa
18/02/2018 23:59

An exciting leadership opportunity has arisen for a Senior Operational Maintenance Manager responsible for defect and planned maintenance in all patient facing, staff and common areas at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. The post holder will be responsible for the direct labour force carrying out maintenance work at Southampton General Hospital and the Princess Anne Hospital as well as the outsourced maintenance services at the Countess Mountbatten House and some other smaller sites.

The Estates Maintenance Team at University Hospital Southampton provides, grounds, buildings, mechanical and electrical maintenance services and is currently changing to a ward and area based service in order to deliver it in a way that is customer focused, reactive and responsive.

We are looking for a customer focused, highly motivated and enthusiastic person with a sound technical knowledge of engineering and building systems and experience in the delivery of estates services in either the private or public sector.

The post holder will be required to participate in the department’s senior management on-call rota from home out of hours.


About You

  • You will have experience delivering estates services that are aligned to the business and customers’ needs
  • You will have experience of building effective working relationships with internal stakeholders, and very strong focus on prioritising the customer
  • You will be an inspirational leader with experience of motivating teams
  • You will have significant experience in allocating resources and prioritising work
  • You will require first class communication, relationship building, persuading and influencing skills
  • You will be a change champion with change management and implementation experience.
  • You will be dynamic and resilient, with a very strong focus on proactivity and continuous improvement

Interviews will be carried out in February 2018. For informal visits or any other enquiries please email or

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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 (Exceptions Order) 1975 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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