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PFI & Estates Compliance Officer

NHS AfC: Band 6

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PFI & Estates Compliance Officer
NHS AfC: Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Royal Blackburn Hospital
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
24/02/2023 23:59
Interview date

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Job overview

The post holder will Support the Estates & Facilities Management Team in continuously improving PFI & estates contractual compliance with statutory requirements across all Trust sites. They will be responsible for monitoring and analysis of risks and performance of the Trusts PFI Contracts. They will ensure that all services associated with the PFI contracted properties are meeting the obligations and responsibilities defined under the Project Agreement. They will work as an integral part of the Estates management team to assist in improving value for money, statutory and mandatory compliance across all Trust sites

Main duties of the job

The post holder will support the management of the PFI Project Agreements and implement monitoring arrangements. They will provide monitoring advice to the PFI Contracts Performance Lead, Head of Contracting and Commercial Lead. They will be responsible for the PFI & Estates Compliance Support Officer and participate in On-call systems as required

Working for our organisation

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 9,500 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Attend PFI Contract Management meetings, Payment Mechanism, Variation, Fire Stopping, Legal and planned works meetings as required.
  • Develop a good working relationship with the FM Service Provider on all Trust PFI maintained sites.
  • Pro-actively co-ordinate and communicate programmes of emergency, reactive, or planned, maintenance, and coordinate such activities across the Trust within agreed timescales or planned schedules.
  • Co-ordinate and communicate with specialist maintenance contractors, consultants, statutory bodies, PFI and project contractors.
  • Interpret technical manuals, fault diagnosis and communicate technical knowledge or information to other staff.
  • Actively participate and contribute to Trust service development groups and Estates decisions.
  • Provide professional engineering building services advice and support to other members of Trust Capital team, to assist in the design and implementation of new Capital works and refurbishment Schemes.
  • Provide reports on compliance and project progress to the Estates Management Team on a routine basis.
  • Develop close liaison with service user groups to gain a clear and full understanding of their service needs or proposals and assist by providing expert advice on estates legislative requirements and priorities.
  • Maintain professional communication standards and a service that continuously strives to support service users.
  • Act as the FM Company’s point of contact for both revenue and major capital schemes on the PFI estate.
  • Participate in Trust wide project groups when required.
  • Attend designated divisional and Trust meetings as required and co-ordinate formal and complex project meetings.
  • Provide training or health & safety inductions, where necessary, for staff and contractors working on projects.
  • Advise and support the Senior Management Team and other departmental Managers on matters relating to Estate engineering building services and fabric.
  • Liaise with Local Authority agencies i.e. planning, building control or Local power distribution network operators (eg. Electricity North West Limited) when necessary.
  • Contribute to Estates led committees such as water safety, medical gases, Electrical Safety and asbestos management committees.


  1. Knowledge Training and Experience


  • Monitor and audit mandatory and statutory compliance requirements for Estates Engineering services and building fabric.
  • Monitor and audit the work of a directly employed labour force and contractors, with the associated compliance records.
  • Ensure maintenance procedures are carried out in accordance with Health and Safety at Work Act, Health Technical Memoranda (HTM), and all relevant statutory standards.
  • Ensure local procedures comply with legislative requirements.
  • Promote specialist estates knowledge within the team and demonstrate a forward-looking approach to improving building and engineering compliance of the Trust Estate.
  • Provide specialist knowledge in relation to all site Electrical, Mechanical and Building services.
  • Attend such training courses recommended by management, for developing personal skills and participate in personal development programmes.
  • Develop and modernise the Estate service in order that best practice is adopted wherever possible.
  • Ensure that any opportunities for service development are identified and recommendations are made to management for further evaluation and progression.
  • Maintain awareness and advice on compliance and good practice that applies to statutory requirements.
  • Maintain working knowledge of Health & Safety, Fire Regulations and Electricity at work Regulations.
  • Work with the Trust Health & Safety advisor and all Estates & Facilities staff, to maintain safe environments for staff, patients and visitors to the Trust.
  • Maintain awareness and promote energy management that focuses on reduced energy costs, improving efficiency and environmental performance on all Trust sites.
  • Complete relevant training to act as the Trust’s Senior Authorised Person/Responsible Person (AP/RP) or Technical Lead for any Estates’ services such as MGPS, Water, Low Voltage, Ventilation, Lifts, Asbestos or Confined spaces in line with relevant HTMs or Approved Code of practice.
  • Keep up with the latest innovations and working practices, by attending external Estates & Facilities workshops and seminars.
  • Ensure continued Professional Development by attending courses held internally or externally in order to maintain the certification required in all areas of Statutory HTM compliance.
  • Develop an understanding of the PFI Project Agreement.
  • Develop an understanding and knowledge of PFI Hard FM procedures ensuring these are followed at all times.
  • The post-holder will be expected to undertake training as required to develop their knowledge and skills for taking on additional duties and responsibilities in the future.

Person specification

minimum requirments

Essential criteria
  • Experience of working at a management position in a public/private sector environment
  • Capital Projects experience.
  • PFI Contract Management
  • Degree or equivalent level of knowledge including HNC in Electrical / Mechanical Engineering property, construction, architectural technology, building surveying, building services engineering or asset management
  • Strong leadership skills with evidence of previous leadership role
Desirable criteria
  • Management or Supervisory Qualification.
  • Senior level PFI contract management
  • Experience using a CAFM system.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Jonathan Moores
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