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Chartered Building Surveyor, National Trust, London

National TrustRecruiter: National Trust

Specialism: House Building

Sector: Building Surveying

Job type: Permanent

Salary range: £40,000 - £49,999

Location: London

Chartered Building Surveyor, National Trust, London

£45,000 per annum | London | Date posted 16 Oct 2017

£45,000 per annum, plus London weighting £4,465, plus benefits to the value of £7,170.95


We are looking for an experienced and passionate building professional, able to bring their very best to some of the most important historic buildings in London.

It’s about being part of something different, where cause matters most, and where our decisions are always based on the long term; forever, for everyone.

Working as a consultant you’ll be partnering with other disciplines to provide support to properties; working together to deliver conservation of all aspects to the estate; fine mansions, modest vernacular buildings and associated structures.

You’ll be championing your technical expertise across a portfolio of properties within London.

What it’s like to work here

The National Trust’s owns and operates a fascinating and varied portfolio of historic properties across London, the conservation of these properties is led by Building Surveyors, who’s role it is to ensure we safeguard our built history for future generations.

We can offer an exciting role where you can make a real difference working on some of England’s finest buildings throughout the ages. Including Modernist 2 Willow Road designed by the international renowned modernist architect Erno Goldfinger, the Georgian Carlyle’s house, to 17th C. Ham House, and Tudor Sutton House, working alongside a dedicated team of multi-disciplinary consultants.

We can also offer one of the best training and CPD packages in the sector, as well as genuinely flexible working arrangements.

What you’ll be doing

We are looking for a Building Surveyor to bring technical excellence to the conservation and maintenance of property portfolios in Surrey, an area of outstanding natural beauty. You’ll focus on the delivery of:

  • Reactive work (e.g. damp investigation, timber repairs).
  • Cyclical maintenance (e.g. external decorations and fixed wire testing).
  • Conservation backlog (e.g. completing Quinquennial surveys, roof replacements).
  • Building services, primarily at mansion/larger properties (e.g. upgrading power, data and sewage systems).
  • Energy reduction (e.g. thermal improvements).
  • Visitor infrastructure (e.g. refurbishment of catering facilities, extending car parks, additional toilets).
  • Residential property refurbishment (e.g. let estate, staff accommodation, holiday cottages).
  • Compliance work (e.g. work resulting from FRA surveys, asbestos reports, electrical tests and health and safety legislation).

Who we’re looking for

You will need to have:

  • A current corporate RICS or CIOB membership.
  • A passion for building surveying within a heritage and conservation organisation.
  • Robust knowledge of building conservation, from asset management to contract management, procurement, to maintenance and repair.
  • Experience of delivering projects in a multi-disciplinary environment.
  • A clear client focus and excellent client relationship management skills.
  • Excellent time management and organisation skills.
  • The ability to work and effectively manage your time across a busy and complex portfolio.

The package

c£45,000 per annum, plus London weighting £4,465, plus benefits to the value of £7,170.95 (Full time (37.5 hours per week) Permanent

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents.
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%.
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing.
  • Discounted gym membership.

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust.
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment.
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression.
  • Income protection due to illness.

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK.
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets.
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking.

Closing Date: 29 October 2017

For more information and to apply, please follow:

Job benefits: Healthcare + Benefits package + Pension
Job ref: IRC56990
Application deadline: 29 Oct 2017

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