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Director of Technical Assurance and Compliance

£82,804 - £94,644

UK / Greater London

Estates & Facilities Management



Ben Duffill
020 3962 9900

Specialising solely in recruitment management consultancy at middle to senior and executive management level, Ben has successfully planned and executed recruitment campaigns across the higher education, scientific research, local and central government, NHS, public landmark attractions,


Job Description

REF: 15971
Posted: 15 April 2021
Closes: 25 April 2021

Guy’s & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust is one the UK's busiest and most successful foundation trusts, with a long history of clinical excellence and high-quality care. Our Trust is made up of two of London's best known teaching hospitals – St Thomas' Hospital and Guy's Hospital – and London's two specialist heart and lung hospitals, Royal Brompton and Harefield. It also includes Evelina London Children's Hospital and both adult and children’s community services in Lambeth and Southwark. We are part of King's Health Partners, one of only eight academic health sciences centres in England.

Essentia, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, is the in-house team responsible for non-clinical healthcare services. Essentia designs, builds and maintains healthcare infrastructure vital to the smooth running of healthcare services. This encompasses everything from construction projects and healthcare planning to waste management, housekeeping, transport and security. Essentia employs around 1,700 people, who provide essential facilities management support to clinical teams. It combines exceptionally high standards and public sector values with commercial focus, innovative thinking and modern technology to create the best possible patient experience.

Essentia is seeking to make the key senior appointment to the role of Director of Technical Assurance and Compliance. Working closely with the Director of Operations, Director of Engineering and Director of Performance & Improvement, the Director of Technical Assurance and Compliance will take the lead role in driving and ensuring a very high-level of technical assurance and compliance for estates, infrastructure and facilities across a portfolio including several large-scale acute hospitals sites, medical teaching facilities and a community healthcare portfolio across South London.

Key aspects of the role include leading on technical assurance and compliance across a broad portfolio spanning fire safety, asbestos, water safety and estate infrastructure as well as adherence to COSHH, HSE and PPE regulations. The postholder will lead a team spanning Risk and Governance, ISO Accreditation, Compliance and Energy Management functions responsible for the design, implementation and management of systems, control processes and risk management arrangements to ensure compliance with legal/national/NHS standards, best practice and other Trust-wide policies and processes.

We are seeking an individual with significant experience of operating successfully in an engineering technical assurance/compliance leadership role across a large-scale, complex estate portfolio. You will take a proactive approach to leading teams to achieve results and will have a track record of driving performance improvement programmes resulting in improved levels of assurance and compliance across an estate portfolio. It is anticipated that candidates will be able to demonstrate high-level technical engineering competency through professional attainment and industry experience.

The role offers the opportunity to play a crucial role in leading estates and facilities technical assurance and compliance across one of the UK’s most complex healthcare portfolios, creating an environment that in turn will make a fantastic difference to so many. The Candidate Brief can be viewed and downloaded at

For a confidential briefing discussion please contact our advisors Ben Duffill ( or Matt Giles ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0203 962 9900.

The closing date for applications is 25th April 2021