Electrical Services Manager

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

Electrical Services Manager

Band 7

Job overview

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for a detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

The Estates team at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) are delighted to be able to offer a fantastic opportunity for a customer-focused, friendly and enthusiastic individual.

UHS offers fantastic training and development giving you the best possible opportunities to achieve the career you want. The development of our staff is central to the delivery of high-quality, safe and effective care. We can offer opportunities to develop within a supportive environment, and our staff survey results reflect our commitment to facilitating your career progression.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • To lead the Electrical operational service delivery team utilising a mix of Directly employed labour and specialist contractors to ensure the effective delivery of Statutory, mandatory and reactive maintenance in line with KPIs and ensuring that works comply with Health Service requirements, Statutory instruments, Health Technical Memorandum (HTM’s) and Health Building Notes (HBN’s).
  • Ensure that shutdowns for maintenance, refurbishment and new build projects are properly coordinated and managed across all maintenance areas and support other maintenance managers with similar activity.
  • Undertake Authorised Person duties relevant to core trade and or within capability and competence; ensure Operational Estates Officers and Team Leaders also undertake relevant AP duties as necessary or required.
  • Participate in the duty engineer on-call rota as required.

Working for our organisation

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on-site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees can access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

General Duties 

  • Lead the service line operational delivery team, ensuring that service demands are appropriately prioritised and delivered to meet agreed KPIs.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the appropriate levels of line management are undertaken to include appraisals, sickness, performance management, mandatory training and any other designated trust requirements.
  • Assist the designated Band-8 service line manager to carry out feasibility studies and financial / option appraisals; implement energy saving projects across the Trusts sites.
  • Ensure that shutdowns for maintenance, refurbishment and new build projects are properly coordinated and managed across all maintenance areas and support other maintenance managers with similar activity.
  • Commission and instruct a wide range of technical professionals (building/mechanical/electrical/structural). Organise meetings and liaise with Clients, Medical and Departmental Staff; ensuring concurrent works around the site do not give rise to conflicts or unsafe conditions.
  • Attend and or Chair meetings on behalf of the designated Band-8 Service Line Manager with Maintenance Manager with consultants, contractors and other departmental staff.
  • Comment on designs as necessary or required, drawing to the attention of the designated Band 8 Service Line Manager any aspects which may adversely impact the day-to-day management of the service if implemented.
  • Assist with the upkeep of the Operating & Maintenance Manual Library, using database systems and scanning equipment. To manage the information for quality and accuracy entered into the Estates IT systems to ensure that the ‘’e-record’’ is up to date. Ensure that any changes to drawings are followed up by the CAD team promptly.

For additional details, please refer to the job description and person specification. 

Person specification

Qualifications, knowledge and experience

Essential criteria
  • HNC/Degree in electrical engineering or significant equivalent experience supported by CPD.
  • IOSH managing safely qualification must have or acquire within 6-months of taking up post
  • Significant experience of engineering supply and distribution systems within large buildings.
  • Experience of managing directly employed labour and contractors in the delivery of (a) a reactive maintenance provision, (b) a planned maintenance provision, or (c) a combined service provision.
  • Experience of providing support for Capital Projects and Small Works in own field.
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of a recognised professional organisation.
  • NEEBOSH General Certificate
  • Extensive experience of engineering maintenance in large structures with extensive infrastructure and grounds
  • Significant relevant experience in the health service environment
  • Working knowledge of engineering supply and distribution systems within a large site/building.
  • P405 Managing Asbestos


Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together


Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return. To find out more please visit our website:


http://www.discoversouthampton.co.uk/   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy

https://www.uhs-vle.co.uk/   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS

http://www.youtube.com/user/SouthamptonHospitals learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes. This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible. UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

If you are thinking of moving to the Hampshire area, please find below a link to our website which offers guidance on finding accommodation:


The Trust is under a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end may use the information you have provided on this form for the prevention and detection of fraud. It may also share this information with other bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds for these purposes.

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Direct Employer

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Company Profile

11 June 2024
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £43,742 - £50,056 pa pro rota GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

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