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Job summary

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Administrative & Clerical
Band 8b
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
£58,972 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Salary period
31/07/2024 23:59
Interview date

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Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust logo

Deputy Head of Energy & Sustainability

Band 8b

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest trusts in the country, serving a population of 1.2 million people. Our newly formed Trust, comprising acute hospital sites at Broomfield in Chelmsford, Basildon and Southend,  is determined to provide the best health services for its local population. We are a well-led, high-performing and innovative organisation working in the best interests of the people we serve.


Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join our dynamic and professional Estates & Facilities team at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust as a Deputy Head of Energy & Sustainability.

We are looking for a motivated individual with excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills who is dedicated to working as part of our friendly team.

An experienced energy expert with specialist of programme delivery and monitoring, evaluation and learning across complex projects in the health sector and sustainability is essential.

Working closely with colleagues across Mid and South Essex FT, ICS and NHS England, the health sector, and other stakeholders, the focus of the role will be involved in assisting driving forward specific Greener NHS energy projects.

Main duties of the job

As a lead in the sustainability team at MSE FT and working with the wider regional net zero team, you will support the Head of Sustainability (HOS) in the delivery of both the Trust and ICS wide Green Plans, focusing mainly as lead on energy requirements for the Trust, ensuring the Trust is up-to-date with reporting and minimising energy usage.

This role will Deputise for the Head of Sustainability, where required.


Working for our organisation

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 17,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.
We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.
From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook – if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us. 

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached a full job description setting out the details of the role and responsibilities.

We look forward to your application.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Educated to degree or equivalent specialist knowledge and experience plus additional specialist knowledge acquired through post graduate courses and experience to master’s degree level
  • Cert in Energy management essentials, Energy management professional, Advanced energy manager or Chartered Energy Manager (CEM)
Desirable criteria
  • Degree in Environmental science, Energy engineering, Sustainable energy or Climate Change
  • Cert in Energy management essentials, Energy management professional, Advanced energy manager or Chartered Energy Manager (CEM) One or more of the essential qualifications listed C

Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Managing strategic and operational change. Including the impact on assets, resources, services & staff and developing new ways of working
  • Experience understanding energy systems and implementing energy-saving measures.
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of utilities contract management.
  • Awareness of the wider DH/NHS environment, ability to interpret policy and consider impact on services.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Trust IDNHS Employers Diversity and Inclusion PartnersApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyMenopause Friendly EmployerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award) Silver 2022Disability confident employerNHS Rainbow badgeNHS Pastoral CareNHS 75th Birthday

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Becky Jones
Job title
Head of Sustainability
Email address
[email protected]
Telephone number
01702 435555
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