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Assistant Building Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

The post holder, under the managerial guidance from a Senior Estates Officer, has technical responsibility for the day to day operational management of a comprehensive maintenance service, including minor new works and delegated capital projects being undertaken by directly employed labour or contractors for all Trust premises and those covered by service level agreements with other trusts.

Reporting directly to the Senior Estates Officer (Building) this post has responsibility for the Building Fabric of the Trust Estate and the associated internal & external environment, and for providing specialist and technical advice to staff, peers, senior managers and contractors on matters relating to the Trust’s Building Fabric and Environment.

The post holder will be required to work as part of the Estates Operational Team and together with the Building & Engineering Officers specifically responsible for the provision of the Estates Service to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital and all associated Trust properties

About the Role

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

About Us

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

An exciting career opportunity has arisen within the Trusts Estates Department for a highly motivated and dynamic person who has, professional and technical experience to supervise the day to day operational requirements and to assist in the delivery of a comprehensive building fabric and environmental maintenance & reaction service ensuring that Trust properties, grounds and associated services are maintained within available budgets and are compliant with statutory/mandatory legislation.

The successful candidate shall have a sound, demonstrable knowledge of building disciplines, associated maintenance processes, appropriate HBN’s and HTM’s and other relevant legislation for this post. Be responsible for delegated budgetary control and be able to work to tight deadlines. Be capable of working on your own initiative and also as a valued member of the operational team. Have good analytical and problem solving skills, be flexible and able to work well under pressure to achieve their required objectives for the Estates service and for the Trust.

Previous experience in a similar environment would be desirable

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week

Interview Date: TBC

For further information please contact Neil Dennis, Senior Estates Officer - Building on 01392 403101 or

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

It’s never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you'll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

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