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Leominster, England
Job Type
Full Time
£17,040 - £17,040 Per Year
Date Posted
14 days ago

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If you are passionate about leading a facilities team in an organisation that provides great visitor experience for a wide range of audiences, this role would be perfect for you. The Herefordshire portfolio has several properties, with a great team of staff and volunteers working closely together to conserve and present our historic property and beautiful gardens. By joining us, you will play a key role in securing these important assets for future generations.

You can read more about what it's like to work as a facilities manager at the National Trust here

This post is based in our Herefordshire portfolio, working from one of our properties, wherever is geographically most convenient to the postholder.

What it's like to work here

In this role you'll work across our Herefordshire portfolio, including Berrington, Brockhampton and Croft.

Created as the perfect house in the perfect setting, Berrington Hall has many secrets for visitors to uncover. In this, one of Henry Holland's first houses, visitors can explore the family rooms and see how the servants moved around the house unseen by the family and guests.

At the heart of this 687-hectare (1,700-acre) farmed estate lies Lower Brockhampton, a romantic timber-framed manor house dating back to the late 14th century. The house is surrounded by a moat and is entered via a charming timber-framed gatehouse, built 1530-40. There are miles of walks through the park and woodland, featuring ancient trees, the picturesque Lawn Pool and various sculptures depicting parts of the history of Brockhampton and the local area. There are miles of walks through the park and woodland, featuring ancient trees, the picturesque Lawn Pool and various sculptures depicting parts of the history of Brockhampton and the local area.

Situated on the English-Welsh border, Croft is a quiet, ancient place steeped in British history and politics with a picturesque castle and medieval parkland re-fashioned during the 18th century. Surrounded by 1,500 acres of woods, park and farmland, Croft became home to a resilient and prominent family, beginning with Bernard de Croft in the 11th century. Later, Sir Richard Croft fought in the Wars of the Roses while Sir James Croft was rewarded with high office for his loyalty to Elizabeth I.

What you'll be doing

For us facilities aren’t a back office function, so you’ll be out and about inspecting our properties and keeping on top of our systems. As part of the property team you’ll report into the General Manager, and be accountable for the running of all aspects of facilities management across our properties, making sure we are safe and compliant.

Who we're looking for
  • A good understanding of facilities management and maintenance requirements.
  • Experience of broad compliance and risk management, including knowledge of Health and Safety, CDM regulation and Emergency Procedures (including Fire and Security). 
  • Good people skills and excellent understanding of good customer service.
  • Good knowledge of relevant legislation legislative requirements to the role including safeguarding access and legal distinctiveness for volunteering.
  • Well organised with the ability to design, implement and manage efficient Business Support Services.
  • Experience of managing projects, budgets and contractors.
  • Good IT skills.
The package

The National Trust has the motto ‘For everyone, for ever’ at its heart. We’re working hard to create an inclusive culture, where everyone feels they belong. It’s important that our people reflect and represent the diversity of the communities and audiences we serve. We welcome and value difference, so when we say we’re for everyone, we want everyone to be welcome in our teams too.

Wherever you’re from, and whatever your background, we want to hear from you – and it doesn’t matter if you’re jam first, cream first, or even if you don’t like scones at all. Everyone is welcome.

Benefits for working at the National Trust include:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer to support you.


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