Senior Building Officer - Minor Works

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Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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Addenbrookes Hospital - Corporate
£31,696 to £41,787 p.a. pro rata
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Our Trust

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. With over 9000 staff and over 1100 beds the priorities of the Trust focus on a quality service which is all about people – patients, staff and partners. Recognised as providing ‘outstanding’ care to our patients and rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commissioner, is testament to the skill and dedication of the people who work here. CUH’s values – Together- safe, kind, excellent – are at the heart of patient care, defining the way all staff work and behave. The Trust provides accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions for a regional, national and international population.

CUH- Estates and Facilities are looking to appoint a self-motivated individual to join the Capital Planning and Development Department as a Senior Building Officer within the Minor Works team

You will be delivering and procuring minor works projects with value of projects ranging from c£1k to c£50k including alterations and refurbishments across the Cambridge University Hospital Estate in a manner that meets business needs, client objectives and improves the healthcare experience for our patients, staff and visitors.  This role will work with a number of stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation; the post holder will ensure the successful delivery of each individual minor works project, paying particular attention to the co-ordination of works with healthcare, research and commercial commitments.

You will act in the role of, contract administrator and quality control as required, for all allocated minor works projects. You will have the ability to prepare and implement risk assessments with great knowledge of MS Office packages and  building design applications

You will have the ability to prepare briefs, prepare specifications, pricing (schedule of rates) and manage multiple projects with an in-house team and appointed contractors. Working knowledge and understanding of the application of the DDA Regulations, Health & Safety law, Building Control and all forms of Building Contract and performance (KPI) Management applicable to the Construction Industry is desired. A basic knowledge and understanding of mechanical and/or electrical services would also be desired

Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are essential, as you will be required gain the confidence of stakeholders both inside and outside of the organisation .If you enjoy working in a friendly fast paced office environment and have previous experience as building surveying , building manager or in construction management, then this role could be for you.

Interviews are due to take place on 8th March 2018.

This post is due to close on 19th February 2018.

Benefits to you

We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Nigel Howlett, Minor Works Manager on 01223 216800 or

If you have problems applying, contact

01223 217038