Estates Officer Operations (Band 6)

Location Lisburn, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary Up to £16.04 per hour
Published 2 months ago
Start date ASAP
Contact Bethany Hardy
Job ref LIS2311ESTATE_1606151788

Job description

Estates Officer Operations (Band 6)



The Client: Local Healthcare body based in Lisburn, serving local residents.

The Role: The post holder is responsible for the management of specific elements of estates operations relating to the development and maintenance of the built environment, engineering services and physical assets. As an Estates Officer, the post holder will manage a cost effective and efficient service that supports the corporate aims of the Trust in meeting its aims of quality of service commensurate with a modern and efficient Health Service.

Duties include but aren't limited to:

  • Ensuring the commissioning of buildings and engineering services is carried out as per agreed protocols and in accordance with relevant Statutory Standards, Codes of Practice, Health & Safety Guidance, Health Technical Memoranda and Building Notes.
  • Review and update engineering policies and procedures that support the provision of an efficient maintenance and operations service.
  • Contributes to compiling a comprehensive engineering plan, constantly reviewing and implementing the plan and ensuring the effectiveness of this element of service delivery meets the needs of the service.
  • Contributes to ensuring standards are developed and maintained that meet user needs and effectively link to standards within Controls Assurance Criteria.
  • Ensuring the building fabric, engineering and utility services are maintained to standards that are in keeping with high quality patient/client care services and reflect the risk associated with the impact a failure would have on the quality of care provided by the organisation.
  • Effectively manage the maintenance of specialist plant and equipment that is core to the running of the estate and includes boiler plant, laundry plant and decontamination equipment etc.
  • Maintain comprehensive records of engineering surveys, testing and independent validation of plant equipment or services that are required to comply with relevant statutory requirements.
  • Effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders to maintain and deliver an integrated cost effective service.
  • Take managerial responsibility for elements of financial budgets for maintenance and minor works and assist in developing a budget build for the provision of service delivery.
  • Prepare briefs including outline specifications, drawings and budget costs for schemes that may be executed by internal/external consultants for a range of capital or revenue engineering schemes.
  • Reasonably comply with Health & Safety Standards by engaging with line manager to develop and maintain a departmental "risk register" and assist in providing relevant information that can be used to include high level risk in the organisations "Corporate Risk Register".
  • Use existing and new software systems as they become available to manage estates activity and systems to improve services to the user.

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8.30am- 16.30pm


  • Managing engineering systems and up-to-date methods of maintenance planning
  • The control and development of maintenance and operational staff or personnel associated with engineering project design and management.
  • Preparing maintenance estimates and engineering reports
  • Carrying out directly or by contract repair, replacement and renewal of engineering plant and equipment and services
  • A degree in a relevant Engineering related subject together with 3 years' relevant experience OR a HNC (or equivalent) in a relevant engineering related subject together with 5 years' relevant experience OR be due to complete year 2 of the HSC Estates Graduate Training Scheme
  • Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment. These criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the Trust which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post.
  • Excellent communication skills, Ability to manage and control a budget, Ability to work accurately and produce work of a high standard under pressure and to strict deadlines, Excellent administrative and organisational skills, Ability to work independently and as part of a team, Ability to lead, manage and motivate a team of staff and allocate the workload efficiently

In Return:

  • Rates of pay £16.04 per hour

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