Head of Estates - Hospice / Charity

St Margaret's Hospice
19 Mar 2017
18 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Estates and facilities management at St Margaret’s Hospice is entering into an exciting phase of development. We are looking for a Head of Estates to manage a responsive facilities service for the charity and its subsidiary companies.


Head of Estates
Full Time - 37 hours per week
Salary: £35,388 per annum
Based in Taunton

St Margaret’s Hospice is the leading provider of end of life services in Somerset. Our track record of investing in high quality and caring support means we are one of the UK’s largest Hospices.

St Margaret’s is delivering care for over 3000 people each year who face a life limiting illness. Only 25% of our costs are supported by the NHS. The rest is provided by charitable income through our fundraising, our shops and from donations. Our pioneering services depend upon the best people who can innovate and provide the best care possible for patients and their families.

Our values

We are patient-centred; we are compassionate; we are respectful; we are brave; we are self-aware, we are informed and driven.

About The Role

The successful post holder will manage and develop the day to day estates operations in accordance with St Margaret’s Hospice vision, strategy, targets and policies, and will ensure that responsive facilities service are delivered in a safe, timely manner, in line with governance and health and safety frameworks.

In addition, the Head of Estate will play an important role in enabling improvements and development within St Margaret’s Hospice providing advice and support with proposals and plans for provision of new facilities ensuring regulatory compliance, and delivery to time and quality standards within budgetary constraints.

The successful applicant must have:

• Formal qualification in Occupational Health and Safety, minimum NEBOSH certificate;
• Experience in relevant areas of estate management for example building services, project management; planned maintenance; facilities service improvement;
• Experience and knowledge of building maintenance and budget management;
• Health and Safety experience in relevant areas of building services, project work, fire safety, risk assessments, policies, audit.

Closing date: 2 April 2017


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'Apply Now' button to be directed to our website where you can download the job description and application pack.

St Margaret's Hospice is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment.

No agencies please.