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Head of Estates & Facilities

Band 8d

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Estates & Facilities
Band 8d
Full Time 37.5hrs per week
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Kings Mill Hospital
£73,936 - £89,537 per annum pro rata
30/05/2019 23:59
Interview date

Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) We are a multiple award-winning, modern and friendly trust, with a growing reputation for providing outstanding care across our three hospitals and in the Mid Nottinghamshire community. We have a stable leadership team, a clear sense of direction and we are working very closely with our health and local authority partners in the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), to deliver a better future for the population we serve. Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure patients are at the centre of our decision making.

At SFH we value our staff.  We know happy, well supported staff provide high quality care to patients. We want all patients to receive the level of care we expect our friends and family to receive and we are making progress with this aim. We have the highest staff engagement scores across the Midlands and in 2018 the Care Quality Commission assessed us as Good Overall and Outstanding for the Care we provide.

We offer a growing range of staff benefits, excellent training facilities and a modern, well equipped working environment. We are committed to supporting colleagues to maximise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers, underpinned by our staff health and wellbeing strategy; ‘Happy, Healthy, Here’. 

If our vision and values appeal to you, now is the time to join #Team SFH. 


The search has begun for our new Head of Estates and Facilities at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. This senior leadership role will be vacant from the beginning of August 2019, because the current post holder has just been appointed to a board level Director post in another trust. Ben has done a wonderful job here over the last five years and leaves the team in an excellent position.

The role reports into me (Chief Executive) and will not only be responsible for Estates and Facilities at Sherwood but will work closely with colleagues in partner organisations, to take the lead for Estates and Facilities across the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Provider. This is a rare and I believe exciting opportunity.

We are proud of our achievements at Sherwood; our staff engagement scores are the best in the Midlands, the CQC rated us as Good Overall and Outstanding for Care in 2018, our emergency care performance is the best in the East Midlands, we have delivered our financial control total for the last three years, we have a rapidly growing research programme and we have been asked to buddy with another trust to support them with quality, governance and engagement. Evidence suggests Sherwood is a special place to work.

I am looking for a Head of Estates and Facilities of the highest calibre. They will obviously be technically accomplished but I also expect them to have the values and behaviours to support our ongoing improvement journey. As an important colleague within the senior leadership team at Sherwood, the appointed leader will have frequent exposure to the trust board and committees, will play an active role in shaping our senior leadership team agenda and will have significant influence over decisions involving the Mid Nottinghamshire region.

If you want to join a team that is most definitely going places, if you want to work in some of the best facilities within the Midlands and if you want further your career, please contact me for a conversation

We are working to the following timeline:

  • Job live: Monday 13 May
  • Job close: Thursday 30 May
  • All candidates contacted to confirm if they have made the shortlist: COP Friday 31 May
  • Interviews: Monday 10 June

There will be an open and completely transparent process to appoint to this role and the reason I am not using a recruitment search firm is because I believe this job in this team will “sell itself.”

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