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Role: Building Surveyor – Part time
Salary: £17,000 per annum (£28,333 pa pro rata)
Location: Hughenden Regional Office, High Wycombe
Contract: Fixed term contract to cover maternity leave (until 1 August 2013)
About the role
A renaissance mansion roof in dangerous decline. Castle walls under daily attack from the weather. They’re not your everyday buildings, not your average building issues. But then we do look after an extraordinary range of places and spaces here at the National Trust.
While you’ll be based at Hughenden Regional Office you’ll be part of the National Trust Consultancy and work with a fascinating variety of buildings and colleagues. You’ll be the region’s building surveying expert, using your know-how to safeguard the future of these incredible places while helping more and more people to enjoy them. From insightful advice to practical support, from day-to-day operations to long-term projects, you’ll help properties achieve sustainable standards of building conservation, repair and maintenance, access and conservation. An enthusiastic, convincing champion of best practice, you’ll bring new thinking and novel approaches to our building work.
In a day and age where speed and cost are normally paramount, knowing that the quality and attention to detail of our building works isn’t compromised is immensely satisfying – and professionally challenging. You will have the opportunity to work on a variety of interesting projects. From ancient monuments, thatched cottages, grade 1 listed buildings and a new car park at Greys Court, you’ll relish the chance to enhance visitor enjoyment through your work.
Bringing buildings to life is what excites you, and you’ll love the challenge of helping colleagues to tell their properties’ stories while inspiring visitors. A technically-impressive and professionally-accredited surveyor, you’ll already have an impressive knowledge of building conservation, philosophy and repair. It’s also crucial that you know what’s happening in the wider world of building surveying (and relevant legislation), and how changes and developments will affect our work. You’ll be skilled in project delivery, including writing specifications and contract management. You’ll be confident sharing your expertise, insight and ideas with colleagues, building strong working relationships across your region. Due to some travel within the region, you’ll have a full driving licence and your own vehicle; a mileage allowance will be paid.
Do great things for us and we’ll do great things for you and your career. We’ll give you all the training, support and continued professional development you need, and we appreciate that work/life balance is important. You can also look forward to free admission to all our incredible places, and a helpful 20% off at our shops, cafes and restaurants. But they’re just the benefits we can tell you about here. There are lots more at www.nationaltrustrewardsandbenefits.org.uk
Here at the National Trust, we want even more people to enjoy our extraordinary places and spaces. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved with them, be inspired by them, and love them as much as we do. That’s why we’ve put some bold ambitions in place. We want everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to feel like a member of the National Trust and, by 2020, we want to have grown our membership to more than five million.
To find out more, and to apply, please visit http://bit.ly/JRh83h Closing date: 11 June 2012. Provisional interview date: 18 June, 2012
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