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Director of Estates and Facilities - Band 9

Band 9

Main area
Estates and Facilities
Band 9
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
St. Ann's Hospital
£98,702 - £113,042 Per Annum Inc. Outer London HCAS
Salary period
05/12/2021 23:59
Interview date
Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust (BEH) provides healthcare services locally, regionally and nationally. We serve a population of 1.2 million, employ more than 3,300 staff, and operate from over 20 main sites in the community. As a multiple award winning Trust we provide mental health services for young people, adults and older people, and have a full range of child and adult community health services in Enfield. Our North London Forensic Service treats and cares for people in the criminal justice system who have mental health conditions. We also provide one of the largest eating disorders services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services, and mental health liaison services at Barnet Hospital and the North Middlesex University Hospital.

Job overview


                 The Board of Barnet, Enfield, Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust are embarking on a period of service development and transformational change. Working as part of the North Central London Integrated Care System, we are committed to working together to provide high quality, affordable care to patients who use our services. You will join the Trust at both an exciting and challenging time, we have recently refreshed our five-year Strategy that sets out our ambitions to deliver: Excellence for Service Users; Empowerment for staff; Innovation in Services; and Partnerships with Others. All with the aim of supporting healthy lives and healthy communities through excellent integrated mental and community healthcare. We are now looking for a Director of Estates & Facilities to play a key role in achieving these ambitions.                                                                                        

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for ensuring service users and visitors are treated in the safest possible environments and that staff have the most optimal conditions in which to deliver care to service users and their families. They will lead, working closely with the Director of Planning and Partnerships, on the development of the Trust’s transformation plan for its overall estate’s footprint (over 20 sites, including 5 inpatient sites with 585 beds) and advance solutions which enable the cost-effective delivery of health services. They will also be the Trust’s Sustainability Lead. The post holder will be the Director-level lead for all estates and facilities related services, hard and soft FM, capital projects and related compliance responsibilities for the Trust, providing Board assurance on all such matters through the Chief Finance and Investment Officer. We are looking for an exceptional estates professional with the ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively. They will also have the ability to inspire and enthuse others as well as the intellect and interpersonal skills to command the respect of clinicians and managers as well as external stakeholders. The application process is being managed by Insight Executive Group on the Trust’s behalf. For further information please contact our recruitment lead Rob Parker on 07814 226964 (

Working for our organisation

BEHMHT is a multiple award-winning, combined mental health (MH) and community Trust providing local, regional and national healthcare services. We are one of the largest employers in North London with over 3000 staff delivering a range of mental health and community services to a population of over one million. In Enfield, we provide a full range of child and adult community health services, which over the last few years has been integrating with its mental health services to provide better and more holistic care. BEH manages the renowned North London Forensic Services (NLFS) which delivers MH care across some of the prisons and provides MH services as HM Young Offenders Institutions in Aylesbury. We are rated as 'Outstanding' by the CQC. We have also been appointed as the lead provider of forensic mental health services across North London managing a commissioning budget of £150m in 2021/22. We also provide one of the largest eating disorder services in England, as well as drug and alcohol services.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post-holder will have specific areas of accountability and responsibility in regard to the following areas: · Ensure through design management that Estate and Facilities solutions achieve best practice in the control of infection in patients and clinical areas. · Ensure through liaison with other Directors that estate solutions achieve clinical requirements and enhance patient and staff well-being. · Monitor and manage the cost and quality of all Estates and Facilities services to provide the most effective balance between in house and external resources. · Develop a sustainability strategy to ensure that the Trust minimises its carbon emissions and achieves lowest unit prices, as well as complying with carbon emission regulations. · Lead on completion of all estates related statutory returns and records in line with building regulations, legislation and Department of Health requirements, including PLACE and Premises Assurance Model. · Ensure that all staff within the Directorate are treated in line with the Trust’s values, promote the Trust’s ‘Making your voice count’ Inclusion programme, and support their overall health and wellbeing. · Accountable for all aspects of estate construction and engineering maintenance within the Trust with due regard for statutory obligations. · To lead in offering professional and technical advice to the Trust on the interpretation of estates legislation. · Ensure the Directorate delivers quality, operational, financial and workforce performance against agreed plans and hold team members to account for the delivery of their plans.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Graduate in Estates and Facilities relevant discipline or equivalent level of experience.
  • Master’s degree or equivalent/proven post-graduate level ability and experience.
  • Membership of an appropriate professional body.
  • Evidence of continuing Professional Development.
Desirable criteria
  • Management qualification.


Essential criteria
  • Extensive experience working in a senior estates and facilities management role.
  • Extensive experience of working in an estates related field.


Essential criteria
  • HS procedures, standards and Health & Safety requirements in relation to Estates and Facilities.
  • Clinical Governance Framework Standards relating to Estates & Facilities.


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate strong project management skills.
  • Ability to influence, negotiate and persuade regarding highly complex or highly sensitive issues to stakeholders, including staff and patients


Essential criteria
  • Ability to enable and influence multi professional team working and problem solving.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically, tactically and creatively.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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Further details / informal visits contact

David Griffiths
Job title
Chief Finance and Investment Officer
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020 7802 5894
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