Midlands (On-site)
£37000.00-£37000.00 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We are looking for an experienced and highly motivated Estates Manager to join our team at our Midlands site. You will join us on a full time, permanent basis and in return, we are offering a competitive salary of £37,000 per annum.

The Royal Air Force Museum is a national museum, a Government non-departmental public body (NDPB) and a registered charity, with two sister sites at London and Midlands. Our purpose is to share the RAF story, past, present and future - using the stories of its people and our collections in order to engage, inform and inspire. Our Vision is to inspire everyone with the RAF story – the people who shape it and its place in our lives.

Purpose of the Estates Manager role:

The RAF Museum Midlands based Estates Manager is responsible for the operational needs of the Museums Midlands site, overseeing the care, welfare and development of the buildings, land, plant and building services. The Estates Manager uses their knowledge of Building Services/Fabric across the whole Museum Estate and oversees the delivery or minor works and projects as well as monitoring and directing internal and contracted services.

Key responsibilities of our Estates Manager include:

  • Providing professional and technical support to the Head of Estates in all aspects of the Estates Management at the three Museum locations having a suitable knowledge and experience in Building Services/Fabric.
  • Maintaining buildings, land, mechanical, electrical services and plant in accordance with best practice to meet statutory requirements and approved codes of practice, using contractors, directly employed labour and professional consultants, achieving value for money and in compliance with the museum’s financial codes and policies.
  • Holding day to day operational responsibility for the Museums Cosford and Stafford site (RAF Museum Midlands), managing direct reports, routine planned and reactive maintenance, minor works and projects, health safety and welfare of contractors working on site, statutory obligations and actively engaging in current and proposed major strategic construction works.
  • Programme works and manage contracted services in line with the cyclical peak visitor and business periods, events and corporate functions.
  • Representing the department at management level, liaising closely with the Operations department and others as necessary regarding disruption due to works and management of staff and contractors involved with day to day works and maintenance.
  • Providing professional and technical support to colleagues involved with applications for lottery or other external funding, Building Services/Fabric alterations to facilitate the delivery of new exhibitions and/or major alteration of existing buildings.
  • Managing a delegated budget to the Museums financial policy for the Midlands sites.

What we are looking for in our ideal Estates Manager:

  • Professionally qualified Chartered Surveyor, Building Services Engineer or Facilities Manager
  • Experience and/or high level of knowledge of Building Services
  • Experience of managing direct reports in a service provider role
  • Substantial and proven relevant experience in building maintenance, management, refurbishment and M&E building services
  • Ability to take a strategic approach to estates planning and business development
  • Previous experience of managing a multi-site operation
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of all relevant statutory requirements, including planning, listed building and building control processes
  • A full understanding of all building and Estates related regulations and statutory obligations
  • Advanced project management skills (including PRINCE2 or equivalent)
  • Experience in managing service provision by external providers under contract to achieve high performance and value for money
  • Direct experience of operational and project budget management
  • Experience of negotiating and developing successful and complex supplier contracts
  • Proven IT skills (Microsoft Office and AutoCad)
  • Being able to work flexible hours on an exceptional basis, including occasional weekends and bank holidays as required

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 12th July 2022
Interviews will take place on Monday 25th July 2022

If you think you have what it takes and want to be part of this exciting journey, please click apply now to be re-directed to our jobs page where you can access the application method and details for the Estates Manager role. Join us in delivering our purpose and achieving our vision, ensuring that the Royal Air Force’s story continues to enrich and inspire current and future generations. We would love to hear from you.

Posted on: 28 June 2022
Closed date: 25 July 2022 at 10:27
Job ref: JTMIDEM2806
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