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Inspiring people, connecting Scotland to the world and the world to Scotland
National Museums Scotland is one of the UK’s leading museum services. It has a national and international reach and operates five museum sites.
An ongoing major redevelopment and modernisation programme across our organisation is well underway, including the recent £50 million redevelopment of the National Museum of Scotland, This has been one of the largest museum redevelopments in the UK in the past decade. The transformed Museum was the most visited attraction outside of London in 2011 and has attracted great public and critical acclaim, including a longlist nomination for the 2012 Art Fund Prize. This investment has created new displays, enhanced learning and public facilities and provides high quality visitor experiences.
A further £12 million of investment in new galleries for the Museum, as well as a significant new build and restoration programme across various sites, is now planned. NMS is an exciting and dynamic environment offering excellent opportunities for career development.
As Head of Estates Operations, you will be responsible for the operational maintenance and minor works programme of the National Museums Scotland estate, across their diverse estate, providing a strategic and coordinated approach to the management of National Museums Scotland’s physical estate, integrated across all sited, optimising accommodation and equipment for staff and collections. Responsibilities will include:
Ensuring strategic control of resources in the planning and delivery of identified maintenance and minor works. Managing the estate’s preplanned and reactive maintenance and utilities budgets, suppliers and term contractors, ensuring best value for money. Develop minor works, asset registers, energy efficiency and backlog maintenance programmes of work, regularly prioritising, reviewing and updating, ensuring key safety, statutory compliance and business continuity risks are controlled. Be responsible for managing and maintaining a robust framework of condition surveys and works programme information, and be responsible for managing and maintaining an integrated facilities management system.
With a relevant construction related professional qualification, you will have a demonstrable track record of achievement gained within a client facing organisation, either through working directly within the client team or in a consultancy capacity advising corporate organisations on such matters. You will have a thorough knowledge of technical aspects of estates and facilities management and a strong understanding of condition survey and building management systems and methodology. Your focus will be on quality, both in terms of your ability to manage programmes of works in a customer facing environment and demonstrated through your strong communicative skills.
To apply or receive further information on this post please send your CV (3 pages max) with a covering letter outlining your relevant experience (1 page max) to Iain Atkinson, Associate Director, Hudson to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Iain on 0131 555 9925.
Closing date for applications: Friday, 7th September 2012.
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