Head of Estates

Location
National Memorial Arboretum
Salary
£48,000 per annum
Posted
15 Mar 2019
Closes
07 Apr 2019
Function
Management Jobs
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

 

 

Head of Estates DE13 7AR

National Memorial Arboretum

 

Location: National Memorial Arboretum

Contract: 35 hours per week, 5 days out of 7

Salary: £48,000 per annum

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About The National Memorial Arboretum

The National Memorial Arboretum is the UK’s centre for year-round Remembrance - a vibrant, living landscape of reflection and inspiration. Located in Staffordshire, the 150-acre Arboretum is a special place honouring those who have served, and continue to serve, our nation in many different ways. The site includes the iconic Armed Forces Memorial, a lasting tribute to those in the Armed Forces who have lost their lives in the service of their country. Recent multi-million pound investments have doubled the size of the extensive visitor and learning facilities and created a brand new events facility for public and private use with a banqueting capacity of over 300. The Arboretum now welcomes over 300,000 visitors each year, hosts over 200 events and engages with around 16,000 student visitors.   The centre is part of The Royal British Legion

 

Our Values and Behaviours

Does the following describe you?

  • A desire to deliver a great customer experience
  • Enjoy and thrive in working in teams and with others
  • Passionate about supporting the ongoing development of the Arboretum
  • Come to work each day to be the best you can and to learn and develop
  • An encourager, eager to share your knowledge and experience to help others

    If so then we would like you hear from you ….

     

The Role

 

The Arboretum is looking for a successful and dynamic Head of Estates to oversee the management of the built and landscape estate and manage the development and implementation of the landscape master plan.  Reporting to the Managing Director, key responsibilities include:

  • To oversee the management and maintenance of the grounds, buildings and associated services
  • To oversee the development of the estate in conjunction with the Managing Director
  • To develop and implement the Memorials Policy and liaise with memorial holders
  • To plan, negotiate and manage the work of contractors
  • To oversee the planning and management of general public and corporate volunteers working on estates projects
  • To plan and manage the delivery of the group  facilities management contract on site
  • To prepare and manage income and expenditure budgets

The successful candidate must have proven estates management experience, including landscape management and experience of managing capital and revenue projects. Good interpersonal and communication skills are essential.  Attendance outside normal working hours will occasionally be required and the ability to work under pressure and prioritise workload will be essential.

 

How to Apply

Please apply clicking ‘Apply Online’

 

 

Closing date for this role is Sunday 7th April 2019