Senior Building Surveyor (Projects) - Heritage - Kent
We are seeking a Senior Building Survey or Project Manager with a background in delivering infrastructure projects to join our team!
The National Trust's strategy includes plans to invest over GBP30m in visitor infrastructure and conservation in London and South East over the next 3 years. To make that a reality we need experienced and passionate building professionals who can bring their very best to some of the most important historic buildings and landscapes in England. It's about being part of something different, where cause matters most, and where our decisions are always based on long term, forever, for everyone.
The role will be based at Scotney Castle hub, be part of the Project Manager community, but sit within the Building Surveyor discipline, as well as having access to other conservation disciplines in London and South East.
We currently have two part-time roles available, please check out our other vacancy by searching IRC80610. Please note the salary is negotiable dependent upon experience.
What it's like to work here
It's an exciting time to join the National Trust as we look to enhance and restore the heart of Gilpin's Picturesque landscape at Scotney Castle and secure its long-term future. We are therefore seeking a Building Surveyor with significant Project Management experience who wants to take this fantastic opportunity to leave a lasting legacy on this nationally significant landscape.
What you'll be doing
This post will support, influence, co-ordinate and manage the direct delivery of a GBP3 million visitor infrastructure project to create a step change at Ightham Mote, ensuring that the national significance of the site can be better understood, experienced and enjoyed by all visitors. By integrating and restoring the historic setting of the mansion house, broadening access, improving facilities, and offering visitors new opportunities to engage with this uniquely preserved medieval complex we will create an increasingly enjoyable experience, valued and cared for by all.
You'll be leading and managing the implementation of the project, through a dedicated team of project staff and with a much wider team of staff, volunteers and stakeholders to deliver the project programme as set out in the project and activity plans. This will include managing the delivery of a suite of capital works comprising the construction of a car park, replacement retail and visitor reception, the restoration of the eastern walled garden and the northern approach.
Who we're looking for
To be successful in this role you'll need to have the following, but not limited to:
- Experience of delivering complex projects in a multi-disciplinary environment
- Advanced project planning and management skills
- Excellent leadership and communication skills including the ability to manage and motivate project teams
- Strong financial planning and budget management skills;
- Excellent people and influencing skills including the ability to build strong relationships and work in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders;
- Enthusiasm and drive, with the ability to inspire people;
- Ability to effectively manage multiple work streams;
- Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines;
- Genuine interest in, and commitment to, heritage conservation;
- Real commitment to community engagement and inclusion
- Ability and willingness to mould core project management skills to suit the particular needs of National Trust goal
- Current RICS and CIOB membership, if a Senior Building Surveyor
Please ensure that you attach a CV and Cover Letter, in order to be considered.