This page describes different estates management roles. There are a variety of job roles and job titles in this area of management. Here are some examples of job roles in this area.
In this example, working for the National Blood Service. The postholder would manage the local provision of facilities services at a major Blood Centre and its satellite premises. Additionally, the post has added responsibility as the assistant to the regional facilities manager, and there would be a requirement for the postholder to manage other properties in the other regions of the country. The role would involve supervising staff, contractors and consultants to ensure the services provided meet the needs of the National Blood Service and its stakeholders. There would be a need to keep abreast of all relevant property and facilities management developments.
Our postholder would be qualified to Higher National Certificate (HNC) level in Estates and/or Hotel Services and also be a member of the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM). In the example above, experience of working in similar Facilities would be required along with a proven knowledge of environmental and service standards and a capability of working to key performance indicators (KPIs). Problem solving and decision-making skills would be essential to this type of role, plus excellent leadership and communication skills a willingness to travel when needed.
Director of Estates
In this example, working within a district general hospital undergoing significant change as acute (hospital-based) and community-based healthcare are integrated. Integration of the estate being key to this development. Responsibilities in this type of role would include the whole district wide estate strategy as well as the management of a large capital programme including major refurbishments of major units, the development of a critical care hub, professional input to a project in conjunction with a private partner and the reconfiguration of mental health services. The post would have responsibility for establishing appropriate management arrangements for the provision of estates and hotel services to the acute hospital and the primary care trust (PCT) as well as taking director level responsibility for the acute trust's facilities management.
Our candidates for roles like this would have a successful track record at a senior level in either estates and/or facilities management in a large organisation. They would be educated to degree or professional equivalent standard and demonstrate proven success in managing service change.