Estates managers are responsible for managing and maintaining NHS properties to make sure they are safe for patients, staff and visitors.
As an estates manager, you're responsible for day to day estates operations including
- property transactions (buying and selling)
- organising repairs and maintenance
- project managing building and renovations
Senior estates managers work strategically to plan
- the design and building of new hospitals and clinics
- changes to contracts for services to the NHS
- selling or redeveloping sites no longer required
At any level estates managers have responsibility for:
- recruiting and training staff
- managing absence and discipline
- controlling budgets
Who will I work with?
You will work with estate technicians as well as members of the corporate services team such as surveyors and architects. You will also work with other estates and facilities managers, admin staff, HR and finance managers. You will have some contact with clinical staff, but little or no contact with patients.
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Estates managers working in the NHS are paid on the Agenda for Change (AfC) pay system. You will typically start on AfC band 7. With further training and experience, you could apply for more senior positions up to band 9.
Estates managers in the NHS work standard hours of around 37.5 a week. The job may involve attending meetings or events in the evenings or at weekends.
Terms and conditions will usually be different for estates managers working outside of the NHS.
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With experience, estates managers can progress to become senior managers such as area managers or directors.
There may be opportunities outside the NHS.
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If you're applying for a role either directly in the NHS or in an organisation that provides NHS services, you'll be asked to show how you think the NHS values apply in your everyday work.
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