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Construction Director
Ref: CYG36275

Millbank Office, SW1P 3JA
Up to £100,000pa DOE Plus bonus
Full Time
Closing date
Monday 17 June 2024

Cygnet have an exciting opportunity for an experience individual to join our team as a Construction Director. 

Cygnet have been providing a national network of high quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years.

With us, you’ll have the chance to progress your career as part of a dynamic, supportive team. 

Maximising positive outcomes & recovery for our patients – it’s a challenging, satisfying vocation.

So if you care about making a difference – every day – we want to hear from you.

The Role:

Working exclusively  as partners with the NHS Cygnet Health Care provides first class operations and facilities for care and rehab in Mental Health services, Acute, Picu, Acquired Brain Injuries, Eating Disorders, CAMHS and Social care  in a UK wide Portfolio of 170+ Hospitals, with the funding and ambition to grow further.

The Construction Director (CD) is responsible for managing all aspects of the, design, technical, contractual and cost elements of growth and major retool construction projects. Including ensuring that construction projects are completed within approved budgets and to agreed timescales.  

The Construction Director will work in conjunction with the GPD, the Regional Facilities Directors (RFD) and the Head of Health & Safety (HOHS) to ensure efficient delivery of projects and a high quality environment for residents and staff.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and lead a team of Project Managers, Architectural and Interior Designers, and associated support staff
  • Maintain and build a robust supply chain, managing relationships and maximising buying power, with main contractors, professionals and key suppliers.
  • Execute construction contracts.
  • Challenge contractors, designs and suppliers to deliver cost efficient and fit for purpose facilities.
  • Build and maintaining productive partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Monitor performance of construction activities using key metrics and preparing reports for the Executive Board.
  • Manage the production of accurate designs ,cost estimates, development timetables for growth projects and major retools   
  • Ensure compliance with all planning , b.regs, and other statutory construction and H&S  requirements for new developments  and retools
  • Support the GPD in ensuring that projects do not deviate from approved budgets, timescales or scopes of approved work.
  • Working in conjunction with the RFDS and HHOS to ensure that handover of projects are delivered in a timely and effective manner including scrutiny of all costs associated with facilities management.  

Skills and Experience Required:

  • An entrepreneurial mind-set
  • Proven experience in construction project management and managing relationships with key clients, preferably in the health care or hospitality sector
  • Solid knowledge of performance reporting and financial / budgeting processes.  
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Quantity/ Building surveying, Construction qualification and background.
  • Chartered member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, or equivalent.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, including report writing skills.
  • Evidence of excellent management and leadership, with ability to think and work strategically.
  • Demonstrate management skills with responsibility for a team that was required to consistently meet targets and deadlines.
  • Competent with Microsoft office and other Software management and systems.

In return, you’ll receive a competitive salary and a range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holiday's
  • A package of support for staff health and wellbeing
  • A generous company Pension Scheme
  • Group Life Assurance Scheme
  • Comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Smart Health Toolkit- Providing you with Fitness Programmes, Nutrition consultation and Health checks

For further details on all our benefits, please visit 

Please note: successful candidates will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

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