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The NHS Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals Estates team looks after the one of the top 5 largest trusts in the UK, taking 50,000 reactive calls per year and handling over 6,500 maintenance tasks per team per month in order to maintain the 132,000 owned and maintained assets within the Estates directorate that facilitate the 1.84 million patient interactions every year.


About our Estates Team

The Newcastle Hospitals Estates team looks after the largest  Trust in the North east, with an aggregated estate as large as 57 football pitches. Annually responding to over 50,000 reactive tasks across the organisation and  responsible for maintaining 132,000 assets.

Estates is split in to eight main discipline areas, each with their own set of annual core objectives which interlink to both internal and external professions. Many of our colleagues have join us with experience and skills obtained outside of the organisation in similar roles or through higher education, bringing with them a wealth of transferrable skills and experience.

Our commitment to staff 

We also recognise the value in developing our in house team and invest annually in their progression and continuous professional development building on and improving on existing  career paths, which have starting in some cases with an apprenticeship and progressed to senior roles right up to Director.

The directorate relies on knowledge of the estates and the assets within, which are niche and complex in line with the services delivered on site. Therefore the role is never dull and each day filled with new challenges. The team is multi skilled and diverse so along with the development opportunities the support from colleagues and mentors is invaluable and we have a excellent team morale and spirit of comradery amongst peers.

Our commitment to Net Zero

Newcastle Hospitals was the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency in June 2019, committing to become Net Zero Carbon for direct carbon emissions by 2030.

Over 90% of that carbon footprint is from activities related to the energy we use to heat and power our buildings. Therefore the Estates Directorate is one of the most important stakeholders in achieving that goal and decisions made in virtually every role within the department will impact on our ability to decarbonise at the rapid rate required to stay within our carbon budget.

The journey towards Net Zero offers opportunities that are both challenging and rewarding in all disciplines from engineering and building, through to capital projects, and travel & transport.

For example, our Medical Gas Engineers were part of an exciting project which led to the first baby born in the UK where the mother used innovative technology to capture and destroy exhaled nitrous oxide – an extremely potent greenhouse gas.

The Estates Directorate is at the heart of the challenge, home to the Trust’s Sustainability Department leading on delivery of the Climate Emergency Strategy, and is the place to learn and apply the skills and knowledge that will be necessary to manage the Net Zero Carbon estates of the future.

Your career in Estates at Newcastle Hospitals

If you're interested in joining our excellent Estates team at Newcastle Hospitals, then click on the link below to see our current vacancies.

Current Vacancies

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