Estates and Facilities @ MSE

The Estates and Facilities directorate offers a wide range of career opportunities in various disciplines across the group. We pride ourselves on being the backbone of clinical functions and cover everything from Estate’s mechanical, electrical and fabric services to cleaning, Catering, Portering and Customer Services. Our Trust cares for a population of over 1.2 million people at our hospitals across mid and south Essex, and as a member of the Estates and Facilities workforce you will have opportunities with diversifying your skills across multiple areas of interest through working experience as you progress through your careers.

Join us for our recruitment events to explore roles available at our Trust:

Estates & Facilities events

10th September: Basildon CTC Education Suite

17th September: Southend Brit Park

24th September: Broomfield MAU (Medical Academic Unit)

The types of services we provide to the Trust are: 

Estates functions

Specialists in electrical, mechanical, fabric services. painting and decorating, carpentry, water safety and maintenance handymen. All of these supports the required maintenance to the entire infrastructure.

Domestic Services

Responsible for providing high end clinical and non-clinical cleaning and decontamination services as well forming part of the patient flow discharge process.

Catering Services

From back of house and retail functions to patient facing ward hostess services responsible for providing quality food to patients, visitors, and staff.

Portering Services

Providing Clinical and non-clinical logistics to the Trust.

Waste Services

Responsible for the safe disposal of all types of waste generated across the group. Also working with Sustainability on new green initiatives.

Customer Services

Responsible for switchboard and general office functions to the Trust.

Accommodation Services

Providing clean, safe accommodation for nursing and students.

Security and Car Parking

Manages the safety of all service users across the group and adequate car parking facilities for patients, visitors, and staff.

Apply to join us today

If you're looking for an exciting new chapter in your career, then Estates and Facilities is the place for you – we invite you to apply for a role below and join us at our upcoming on-site recruitment days.

We’ll give you the opportunity to find out more about the roles we have in EFM and show you how we have the tools to support you as you drive your career forward.

Basildon – Saturday 10 September

Catering Assistant

Domestic Assistant 

Southend – Saturday 17 September

Domestic Assistant


Broomfield – Saturday 24 September

Domestic Assistant

Catering Assistant


Security and Parking Officer

Once you have submitted your application to the role you wish to be considered for, we will be in touch with details of your timeslot, how to find us and anything else you may need to know.

If you have any question regarding recruitment into any Estates and Facilities Services, please email the team at


Meet our estates and facilities team

Terry, Porter:

“I’m a Porter at Southend Hospital and I really enjoy that through my role I get to make a difference to our patients. Recently, I received a request to take a patient from the eye unit back to ED. The patient was upset having had some bad news medically and because he had mislaid his bag. I conversed with this gentleman whilst I took him back to ED and tried to assure him as much as possible that he would be ok.

I felt out conversation had perked him up a little and when we arrived back to ED, I spent 10 minutes looking for his bag which I returned to him and said goodbye. Wished him all the best and carried on with my shift.

Around 2 or 3 days later I was at the bottom of the tower block when the same gentlemen approached me. He shook my hand and thanked me for consoling him saying that our interaction had made his stay at the hospital a far more positive experience. Again, I wished him all the best and carried on about my day with the knowledge of knowing that smallest interaction with a person in this hospital can make the biggest the difference to their experience.”