Estates and facilities

Estates and facilities services cover a wide range of different occupations and professions, from delivering patient services to maintaining the equipment, buildings, and grounds within NHSScotland.

Estates and facilities support staff play a very important role in the running of the health service in Scotland. There are lots of opportunities to develop your career in a range of roles.

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Catering production assistant

Catering production assistants work within the main kitchen or are ward-based. They help the team prepare food and keep a clean...

Domestic assistant

Domestic assistants make sure cleaning in hospitals, health centres and offices meets quality and hygiene standards.


In NHSScotland, Electricians make sure that electrical systems, instruments and equipment are safe and in good working order.


NHSScotland employs Engineers for the construction of new buildings, hospitals or other health facilities.


Gardeners or grounds maintenance staff keep the outside areas of hospitals and other healthcare settings attractive and tidy.


Joiners make and repair wooden structures or objects, such as stairs, doors, window frames or items of furniture.

Laundry assistant

Laundry assistants help to ensure patient comfort while minimising the risk of infection.


Plumbers work on the maintenance and installation of plumbing systems.


Hospital porters take patients to different departments and move equipment around the hospital site.

Security officer

Security officer's make sure that hospitals and other NHS sites are accessible and safe for those with a genuine reason to be o...