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Priory Hospital Cheadle Royal, 100 Wilmslow Road, Manchester, SK8 3DG

Priory Group Division


Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


Up to £55,000



Job Advert Role Description

Priory Group is the UK’S leading independent provider of mental health care and education services.  We have an outstanding reputation both for the service we deliver and for the investment we make in our people and in our environment.


We are looking for a Head of Facilities to manage and develop the Support Services, ensuring that the highest quality services are provided within budget.


You will be reponsible for the operation of the Hospital with regards to Estates and Facilities. You will directly Line Manage Admin, Medical Secretaries, Maintenance, Reception & Catering and be part of the Hospital Senior Management Team.



• To manage and develop Support Services, ensuring that the highest quality services are provided within budget.

• The Head of Facilities is responsible for all Operational functions such as Admin (including HR), Medical Secretaries, Reception, Maintenance, Catering and Ward Administrators.

• Manages the maintenance of all the hospital’s assets, including the building, within the Capital Expenditure Budget.

• Alongside Hospital Director and Regional Finance Manager, identifies budgetary needs (both operational and capital) and puts together proposals to be sent to the Managing Director.

• Ensures that functional spends are correctly managed within agreed budgets, as well as identifying and flagging any potential overspends on a weekly basis.

• Builds and maintains effective relationships with external suppliers.

• Is highly visible within site to both service users and colleagues.

• Seeks advice and guidance from Estates professionals to ensure that all improvements to assets are carried out to Priory minimum standards, as well as meeting any regulatory requirements.

• Project manages local capital expenditure, if required, meeting with contractors and ensuring best value.

• Leads on site for any building improvements or projects including new builds.

• Manages the activities of any contractors on site to ensure all jobs are completed in a timely manner and within budget.

• Carries out regular building checks to ensure meets quality and compliance standards.

• Responsible for all people issues within support services including leading, developing, recruiting and motivating all team members.

• Keeps abreast of the latest developments in the hospitality, catering and maintenance industries, ensuring that best practice are adopted where appropriate.

• Provides out of hours support for emergency situations with site attendance if necessary

• Ensures team awareness of Priory Customer Satisfaction Surveys, implementing changes as appropriate.

• Communicates and implements Priory policies and procedures, ensuring that all regulatory, health & safety and operational standards are adhered to.

• Maintains health and safety documentation as delegated within their role, requesting assistance from external contractors as appropriate, together with carrying out local safety checks in line with Priory Group Health and Safety policies

• Ensures appropriate external contractors are used to undertake repairs and not to make any repairs or alterations that would affect the safety of the workplace

• Reports regularly to site manager on health and safety and fire issues • Co-ordinates Health & Safety for the hospital reporting directly to the Hospital Director and feeds back to SMT, Clinical Governance and Health & Safety meetings.

• Forms part of the Senior Management on call rota.

• You will be expected to provide cover and support to the wider team and site as and when needed.


 The successful candidate will require excellent communication and negotiation skills as well as Line Management experience. You will be experienced in project management, ideally with a qualification, have good organisation and time management skills and be comfortable working within tight deadlines.


The post holder will ideally have experience in a similar role within Hospitality or Healthcare, a track record of direct Line Management responsibility/Senior Management history, a H&S qualification such as IOSH or NEBOSH and experience of Budget Management.


Communication is a key feature of the role, as the post holder will be required to motivate several different operational services. Some coaching and interviewing will be necessary. Additionally, the post holder will liaise with other departmental managers to ensure the quality of operational services continue to meet the needs of service users, visitors and colleagues. 

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About us

As one of the UK’s leading providers of behavioural care and specialist support services, Priory promise a challenging and fulfilling career with the support of a world class organisation willing to invest in your development. 

Across our network of hospitals, residential care homes and supported living services, we are making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the people we support.

Priory maintains that vaccination remains our very best line of defence against COVID-19 and believes that our colleagues working with vulnerable individuals have a professional duty to be vaccinated.  As part of our wider infection control efforts, and to meet our commissioner and customer requirements, we continue to record vaccination status for all colleagues and we therefore request that you disclose this information as part of your application. Your vaccination status will not affect any offer of employment and will be held in line with GDPR requirements.  We thank you for your understanding. 


All roles will be subject to a successful disclosure at an appropriate level from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Access NI or Disclosure Scotland. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory will cover the cost of a DBS check.

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