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Senior Capital Development Manager (Major Projects)

Brighton, Sussex
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust
Senior Capital Development Manager (Major Projects)

NHS AfC: Band 8b (£54,764 - £63,862 per annum, depending on experience)
Hours: Full-time 37.5 hours per week
Contract: 18 month fixed term contract

About our Trust

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust is a newly formed organisation following a merger between Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (WSHFT) and Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust (BSUH) on 1 st April 2021. Our vision (Excellent care, every time - "Where better never stops") is at the heart of all that that we do - we pride ourselves in putting the compassionate care of patients first and foremost.

Our journey has started but we have much still to do, enabled by our Patient First ethos which shapes our values and gives structure to our improvement and performance management. Our shared sense of purpose, commitment to investing in and developing our workforce and focus on continuous improvement in the pursuit of excellent care, every time, for our patients underpins all that we do. The largest part of this journey is investing in staff and creating a vibrant and supportive organisation where successful careers flourish.

About this vacancy

Thank you for your interest in University Hospitals Sussex, there has never been a better time to join us. An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced and talented Senior Capital Development Manager to play a leading role within the Trust's Capital Development and Property Directorate.

This post offers the right individual the chance to lead one of the Trust's Major construction projects with a value of £15m to £45m. You will report to the Deputy Director of Capital Development and Property and be based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton with frequent travel to the relevant site at which the project is being delivered. These major projects are essential in supporting the Trust to deliver our refreshed clinical strategy and excellent patient care. You will be educated to degree level in either electrical/mechanical engineering or in an architectural/construction related discipline and have clear evidence of continuing professional development.

You will have a demonstrable track record of successfully delivering engineering and/or construction projects in complex environments to delegated budgets. You will have delivered projects utilising NEC and/or JCT contractual frameworks, and have proven skills in effective people management, communication and understand the importance of stakeholder relationships. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of technical and regulatory standards, and work closely with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders including clinicians, local authorities, design teams and contractors. Understanding the importance of stakeholder relationships is therefore essential.

Bringing an attention to detail, skills include excellent oral and written communication, planning and scheduling events, preparing reports, managing risk, and establishing document management systems. Discretion and trustworthiness are essential as you will often be party to confidential information.

UHSussex are working in partnership with Castlefield Recruitment to source this position. For further information on applying, contacts for an informal discussion or access to the Candidate Pack please contact Chris Page;

General information for applicants

As an organisation, UHSussex support an inclusive culture and diversity for our staff. We are committed to encouraging further development and growth from diverse groups, and we welcome applications from people of all abilities and from under-represented groups, which we are able to support with our range of flexible and inclusive options.

The Trust offers a wide range of active staff groups including our network groups for LGBTQ+, Disability, and SOAR for our Black, Asian and ethnic minority colleagues and allies. Membership and participation in these networks is encouraged.

Applications for Skilled Worker sponsorship are welcome for those that meet the Visa and Immigrations eligibility criteria. For further information please visit the website searching for Skilled Worker.

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  • Job Reference: 707016340-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Chris Page
  • Location: Brighton, Sussex
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction
  • Job Type: Permanent