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Director of Facilities

81,863 – 107,527
This position is now closed to applications.


NHS Tayside is the fourth largest healthcare provider in Scotland and one of only four teaching Boards.  With strong links to local Universities, the Board provides tertiary services to around 350,000 people across Tayside and North East Fife, employing over 13,000 staff across three hospital and many other sites.  Primary and community care services are currently organised into three Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs) in Dundee city, Perth and Kinross and Angus which are overseen by Integration Joint Boards.  Their ambition is to be regarded as a sector leader in the provision of high quality patient care.

As Director of Facilities you will provide strategic leadership to the Estates and Soft FM functions across the entire NHS Tayside property portfolio, in order to ensure the delivery of corporate objectives whilst demonstrating best value for money and best practice and enhancing patient experience and the standards in delivery of care to which NHS Tayside aspires.  As a member of the senior team, you will fully contribute to and participate in the overall corporate management and governance of NHS Tayside. 

The role will be focused on developing, implementing and monitoring the effectiveness of performance management arrangements across the Directorate that ensure all services deliver agreed objectives whilst meeting the highest standards of governance and health and safety. The postholder will take the lead role around control of and assurance on process for all buildings, land, plant and non‐medical equipment as well as oversight of any external contractors, security, transport and waste management.

To be considered, candidates will be professionally qualified and a member of an appropriate body and possess significant experience at a senior level in strategic and operational estates management in a healthcare or equivalent complex organisation, with the personal credibility and interpersonal skills to lead and deliver in a politically sensitive and demanding role. You will be highly familiar with implementing long term estates strategy, overseeing a variety of building types and be capable of leading a large and diverse team.

More information on the organisation, role and application process can be found within the Candidate Pack below:

Applications consist of supplying 2 x documents:

 – a completed NHS Scotland Application Form (which can be downloaded above)
– a supporting document – “Record of Achievement” – describing three work streams/projects you have been involved with in your current or most recent role. You should detail your specific role, the objective, the measure of success and the experience gained.  No more that 500 words should be used per Achievement.

To apply, please send your completed application form and supporting document to

For an informal conversation to explore the role further please contact Steven Murray on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date for applications is Friday 13th March 2020.