Head of Capital Development

£500.00 - £750.00 per day
10 Sep 2018
08 Oct 2018
Matthew Donovan
Job Type

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On behalf of our client, a large London NHS Trust, Hays Property & Surveying are recruiting for an interim Head of Capital Development to take on a role for up to 6 months to backfill a secondment. This trust is one of the largest in London and has a current spend of up to £500M this year remaining.

Your new role

The postholder is responsible and accountable for planning and delivering the capital projects in the Trust's estate strategy, infrastructure developments and all capital developments that contribute to the business objectives of the clinical directorates. The postholder is responsible for converting the Trust's clinical service strategy and investment strategy into reality. The post carries overall accountability for directing the strategic capital programme and ensuring this is delivered to standards and timescale with expected benefits fully realised.

Key areas of responsibility are:

  • capital planning
  • project management of capital schemes
  • engineering infrastructure planning
  • preparing feasibility studies and making recommendations on development
  • design of major and minor capital schemes
  • preparation of design information for incorporation into business cases
  • fire safety management and other statutory compliance

What you'll need to succeed

A proven track record of leadership in capital development at senior level in a large complex environment. Extensive experience delivering significant capital schemes and managing capital developments in a complex operational setting. Significant experience of managing a large and diverse workforce and delivering plans through effective delegation, ensuring a capacity to deliver and monitoring performance and holding to account.

Demonstrable understanding of and competency in:

  • delivering the principles of construction industry estimating
  • ensuring decisions relate to property based Capital and Revenue expenditure
  • understanding of and competency in construction contract law and the requirements of Construction Contracts
  • understanding of and competency in the principles of specification writing

Experience of managing change. Significant experience of presenting highly complex information clearly and persuasively both verbally and in writing. Able to demonstrate previous success in providing innovative and creative property and procurement solutions. Previous management experience, including leading multi-disciplinary teams across full range of responsibilities including application of formal employee relations policy. Significant experience in planning and implementing complex capital programmes. Experience of strategic capital investment planning. Knowledge of legislative requirements as they relate to design and construction.

What you'll get in return

In return, you will be offered an exciting interim contract on a Band 9 equivalent pay scale. You will be offered the opportunity to apply for the permanent posting if desired. On top of this, you will lead a large team of competent professionals through a major programme of capital development and change.

What you need to do now
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