logo for Your World Healthcare

Head of Compliance - Hospital Building Management (NHS) - Stevenage, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom,

  • Have you previously worked at Band 7 as a Head of Compliance (Hospital Building Management)?
  • Do you have significant senior management experience gained in a hospital environment?
  • Do you have extensive knowledge of building compliance along with health and safety issues?
  • Do you have extensive experience in a range of highly specialised services?
  • Are you available to work in Herfordshire on an ongoing basis?
  • Are you available to work immediately or within 1 week?

If so, I would love the opportunity to speak with you!

Job Title: Head of Compliance - Hospital Building Management

Sector: Healthcare

Location: Hertfordshire

Job Type: Temporary

Duration of temporary role: Ongoing no end date given

Working days and hours: Monday to Friday with occasional weekend work, as well as participating on-call

Pay Rate: £16.00 to £21.00 per hour paye plus holiday or £18.50 to £24.39 per hour umbrella depending on skill and experience

Band: 7

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Director of Estates & Facilities, responsible for developing robust audit and assurance reporting for all activities, relating to compliance with all legal / statutory requirements and relevant technical guidance and policies and provision of expert departmental risk assessments for various aspects of work. these to be collated into the Trust's Risk Register, ensuring thisfeeds into the Divisional and the Trust's Governance, Assurance and Risk review processes


  • Exchanges complex technical information within area of specialism to non-specialists, including Senior Managers, Directors and the Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Manager
  • Able to communicate detailed information at Board level in response to Health and Safety or compliance concerns together with plans to remedy situations occurring
  • Excellent negotiation skills with contractors and suppliers
  • The post holder will be required to make judgements across a wide range of issues taking into account current legislation, H&S, conflicting demands, professional and technical expert advice
  • Utilises and analyses complex data and information from multiple sources to inform future plans and service improvements which feeds into the Property and Asset Management Strategy for the whole Trust
  • Analyses and interprets data and information from multiple sources and provides expert advice in area of specialism to support Divisional Associate Directors, Heads of departments and Senior Managers to inform and support development of Trust plans and options appraisals
  • Formulate the Divisional Risk Register, ensuring long term strategic plans are based on risk management of the Trust's estate and premises; undertaking a systematic, continuous cycle of risk assessment, risk control and risk reduction measures whilst ensuring that quality and efficiency are maintained
  • Formulate, develop and maintain business continuity plans, working closely with the Director, Deputy Director of Facilities and Estates and the Emergency Planning and Business Continuity Manager
  • Ensure that all direct reports maintain accurate and concise records against an agreed and cyclical schedule, examples include monthly reports for the E&F Division, monthly reporting to the EMAG Group (Engineering Management and Assurance Group)
  • Responsible for developing and disseminating relevant technical guidance and policies in field of expertise
  • Responsible for maintaining the Risk Register logging all actual and potential risks for the Trust
  • Responsible for managing a delegated budget; ensuring regular review and any anomalies are directed to the Director Estates and Facilities
  • Ensure that department revenue budgets are managed and reviewed on a regular basis
  • To manage the delivery of an integrated, responsive and service focused function that aims to improve on and reduce areas of risk
  • Responsibility for maintaining the Health, Safety and Wellbeing of all staff within remit of the role (including contractors)
  • Provide training on governance to senior managers within Estates and Facilities through presentation at workshops and supporting toolbox talks and town hall styled meetings
  • Develop a Database to identify, log, monitor and report on progress of the risk register, feeding into the Clinical Governance Review process using appropriate software
  • Provide monthly reporting data to demonstrate outputs and progress of the action plans and contribute towards Divisional SDR/ monthly / quarterly reporting
  • Develop and ensure the Trusts submissions for ERIC, PAM, including liaison with colleagues for the provision of accurate and timely reports
  • Ensure that the Trust's plans are compliant with legislation, regulatory, national and local policy
  • Ensures the Trust is compliant and risk averse in relation to statutory requirements such as legionella, water testing, electrical safety
  • Theoretical knowledge of other healthcare practices in NHS Alerts, building practices and specifications, engineering issues, hospital technical memorandums, health building notes, health facilities notes, planning permission, building control, transport etc.

Knowledge, Skills and Requirements

  • Demonstrate significant senior management experience gained in a hospital environment
  • Specialist knowledge of statutory compliance issues in relation to the management of buildings to avoid risk issues
  • High level of theoretical knowledge to manage a wide range of Health, Safety, and risk issues pertaining to the Trust's estate
  • Understanding of specialised practices, specific to estates and buildings and expertise within the specialism, e.g. Disability, Discrimination Act, Health & Safety, Health Technical Memoranda's, energy conservation
  • Experience and knowledge of a range of highly specialised services, e.g. medical gas, high and low voltage systems, sterilisation, Legionella, the Disability Discrimination Act, Health & Safety

Please apply now in order to be considered!