Estates manager

Female manager talking to man in high vis vest

A day as an estates manager

You're based at your local NHS hospital, and are responsible for keeping the building and surrounding grounds attractive, well maintained and safe for staff, patients and visitors.

You start at 9am, meeting with colleagues to discuss the hospital car park which is in need of repair. After consulting members of your team, you decide the parking area also needs more trees and greenery. You contact approved building contractors and landscapers, and commission them to carry out the work.

You spend much of the afternoon preparing a report on how much the hospital has spent on its electricity and gas usage in the last twelve months and suggest ways of reducing this spend. Every day is varied and exciting, and you usually finish around 5.30pm.