Job Title: Group Asbestos Lead

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Employer: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Asbestos

Location: Oxford Road Campus, Manchester

Salary:£53,168 – £62,001 per annum, pro rata

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 25,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of ten hospitals across seven separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Estates and Facilities Division at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking to appoint a Group Asbestos Lead to ensure that the management of Asbestos Containing Materials to the whole of the Trust, including off-site properties, is provided in an efficient and compliant fashion.

Reporting ultimately to the Group Director of Estates and Facilities, the Group Asbestos Lead will directly report to the Group Compliance Manager, however work closely with Hospital Site Directors of Estates and Facilities; Asbestos Managers and Compliance Managers; Director of Estates and Facilities Development and all relevant managers and staff.

You will be responsible for providing expert professional advice on all matters relating to asbestos with the Trust; including providing specialised technical expertise, advice and training on asbestos to groups of staff in the Trust, including commercial partners, and advising on business cases and the procurement of services.

You will also be required to lead on the development and implementation of the Trust Asbestos Strategy, Group Asbestos Policy and Management Plan, and development of a Groupwide Asbestos Register.

The post holder will be expected to liaise with the Trust’s Property and Estates Development colleagues and Site Asbestos Managers to ensure investment in the management of asbestos across the Trust based on the priority of risk, and ensure that development schemes and lifecycle replacement of the estate and its infrastructure are carried out in a compliant and timely fashion in relation to any Asbestos Containing Materials.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of asbestos assessment and management at a senior level working within a multi-disciplinary complex organisation in Asbestos Management and highly specialised knowledge of compliance with the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations and the Control of Asbestos Regulations. Excellent communication and organisational skills are required, along with proven problem-solving and influencing skills.

The successful candidate will further be able to meet deadlines, work independently and as a member of a team, and demonstrate flexibility, and will be responsible for directly managing the Group Asbestos Manager.

Shortlisting: W/C 28th June 2021

Interviews: W/C 19th July 2021

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