High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
The National Trust plans to invest in conservation over the next 10 years ensuring we continue to care for some of the most important historic buildings and gardens in England. As part of this we are developing new ways of working to ensure we look after our building’s effectively and efficiently. We need experienced and passionate building professionals to support this.
We are looking for a Building Surveyor to apply their expertise in building conservation and maintenance to support the development of a regional Facilities Management team that will work seamlessly with wider building professionals to deliver our ‘looking after’ strategy.
This is a pan-regional role that can be done from any of the hubs in the London & South East region. Travel will be required across the region. Please note this is a 24 month fixed term contract.
What it’s like to work here:
The National Trust Consultancy is the home to specialists in every field of our work. A national consultancy, where resources are shared across disciplines and boundaries, it’s proving to be a great repository of skills, talent and experience. The diversity and quality of expertise within the Consultancy will enable our properties and places to benefit from an extraordinary range of creative and innovative thinking, as well as deep expertise in all matters relating to our twin purpose of caring for the nation’s heritage and landscapes, and making these accessible to all.
What you’ll be doing:
In this role you will support the development of a professional Facilities Management (FM) function in the London & South East region. Underpinned by your skills and knowledge as a Building Surveyor you will help the FM community establish effective ways of working in line with our strategy for ‘looking after’ buildings at our special places.
You will act as a focal point for FM personnel in the region, helping them understand the nature and scope of their responsibilities with regards building services, and where they should interface with the wider building surveying teams for additional support. You will help develop a regional FM community and act as a conduit between region and centre to drive best practice and feedback.
You’ll champion use of our electronic asset management system to manage buildings, support improvement of building data within this, and provide feedback to regional management on levels of building compliance. You will help identify key building services where regional contracts could add value and support Contract Managers in establishing these.
As a professional Building Surveyor, you may also be asked to apply your expertise to lead delivery of more technical maintenance and repair works in some cases. At all times you will be expected to work collaboratively with property clients and as part of a wider consultancy team.
Who we’re looking for
To be successful in this role you will have: