Head of Facilities and Estates
Ascenti are the leading independent provider of physiotherapy and associated services in the UK - helping people to elevate their health and live active lives.
We are a dynamic and progressive company - advancing physical therapies by making them more accessible to all, raising standards and improving methodologies.
With extensive national coverage, we have over 300 highly trained Ascenti clinicians delivering upwards of 52,000 treatment sessions every month across 400 clinical sites. Enabling people to make headway after illness and injury, step back in to work after accidents, or simply stay active and keep moving forward in their daily lives.
We are looking for an experienced and dynamic individual to lead our facilities and estates management nationally. This position is ideal for a Head of Estates and Facilities ready to take on a larger portfolio or transition into the health sector, or an experienced Facilities and Estates Manager ready to take their next step.
This position is an exciting leadership role, providing the successful candidate autonomy including to further develop our facilities team and enhance our estates in line with our high standards and business objectives.
Duties and responsibilities
Department and premises
Lead the facilities team, including the expansion of the national field based team
Hold accountability for estates and facilities budgets
Develop and implement strategic business plans for the estates and facilities functions.
Maintain an effective Environmental Management System
Investigate the availability and suitability of options for new premises
Setup and ensure the operation of auditing and monitoring programmes, ensuring overall appearance, quality and compliance of estates, placing positive customer satisfaction and quality at the forefront of all activities
Coordinate and oversee programmes of work such as refurbishment, relocation, and opening/closure of facilities / estates,always ensuring that future buildings and facilities are safe and fit for purpose meeting the requirements of the CQC and other regulatory bodies
Provide regular reports as may be required, on estates and facilities performance (including Key Performance indicators) for the Leadership Team
Lead all facilities contractor tendering and management
Project lead, supervise and coordinate the work of contractors so that maintenance works are carried out to an acceptable professional and technical standard, in compliance with our expectations and statutory obligations
Health, Safety & Risk
Ensure legislative, regulatory and company policy compliance for all relevant areas managing risks and associated mitigating actions and working closely with the Health & Safety Officer and other colleagues across the organisation
Ensure general and specific risk assessments are carried out and recorded in line with all health and safety requirements and that a culture of positive risk management is embedded across all areas
Participate and/or lead in the investigation of incidents or near misses should they arise and assist in the coordination of remedial actions and lessons learned
Support our infection prevention control systems ensuring we achieve and maintain high standards.
Essential skills and experience
Previous experience working in a Head of Facilities & Estates, or Senior Facilities Manager with accountability for company estates
Previous line management experience and responsibility for a facilities team
Previous responsibility and experience for negotiating commercial terms / lease renewals with a large number of business estates and tendering for significant supplier contracts
Project management experience in organising and monitoring building and contractors works
Relevant HND level qualification or above
Membership of BIFM
Previous budget responsibility/ accountability
Desirable skills and experience
Health & Safety Qualification e.g. NEBOSH , IOSH
Previous experience in the healthcare industry
Previous experience of supply chain management