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Estates Officer

Estates Officer
Band 6 Permanent

Cobalt is working with a NHS Trust in Sussex to recruit a Permanent Estates Officer

The post holder will be expected to have mechanical and electrical experience will be expected to provide AP cover as and when necessary (With training). He/she must have proven track record and experience especially in MGPS systems and be able to provide guidance to the Team. He/She will also be expected to work alongside other Estates Officers, being a team player is therefore an essential pre-requisite of the post.

Person Specification

  • Qualifications Essential

  • Educated to post graduate diploma level or equivalent experience

  • BSc Degree in Engineering Discipline or equivalent+ specialist knowledge acquired through post graduate courses or equivalent experience

  • Certificate in Management Studies or Equivalent.

  • Full clean driving licence


  • Broad experience in an Engineering maintenance function.

  • Extensive experience in operating a computerised maintenance management system.

  • Solid experience of providing technical guidance to trade staff.

  • Experience of people management.

  • Previous NHS Supervisory/management experience in a multi site organisation

Key skills/Abilities

  • Ability to communicate complex technical estates information to specialists and non specialists.

  • Ability to negotiate effectively with contractors and suppliers.

  • Good interpersonal and persuasive skills with the ability to motivate and mentor other staff.

  • Ability to undertake technical tasks with minimal supervision.

  • Able to organise and prioritise own workload and that of others.

  • Effective use of e-mail, and other MS office software.

  • Able to effectively manage maintenance projects

  • Ability to concentrate when preparing performance reports, investigating and resolving faults etc

  • Self-motivated; Able to work effectively in a pressurised environment

  • Ability to work on own initiative guided by NHS technical guidance (HTMs etc), legislation and health and safety requirements.

  • Logical approach to complex problem solving and sound understanding of legislation and codes of practice relating to engineering.

  • Detailed understanding of electrical and mechanical building services, plant and equipment. Technical background with knowledge of engineering building services

  • Knowledge of work place risk assessments

  • Working knowledge of planned preventative maintenance systems.

  • Ability to use fine measurement tools and electronic test equipment

  • Ability to deal with frequent requirement for light physical effort

  • Ability to effectively manager HR issues such as staff grievance, disciplinary or work performance issues

  • Ability to cope with dust, dirt, noise, smells etc when out on site e.g. supervising work, responding to operational incidents etc

  • IT literate and competent with experience of the use of Microsoft Word (or similar packages), databases, and Excel

  • A working knowledge of database systems, software and data analysis

  • Ability to work autonomously

If you feel your experience meets the criteria of my client's brief, please apply online via the Cobalt website, quoting the job reference for this position. For a confidential discussion regarding this role, please contact Charlie Hobden on 07854147338.