Heritage Facilities Manager
We're an organisation driven by our core cultural values, which are to engage and inspire, put people first, take accountability, continuously improve and to act with integrity. We believe everyone who works at Longleat can subscribe to these values, and that they truly set us apart as a place to work. Last year was the 70th anniversary of the House and grounds opening to the public.
Since its purchase in 1541, fifteen generations of the Thynne family have called Longleat House their home and together they have amassed an incredible collection of fine art, a wealth of rare English, French and Italian furniture, European and Far Eastern ceramics and English silver as well as tens of thousands of historic documents, and seven libraries housing over 44,000 printed books.
What will this role of Heritage Facilities Manager entail?
Reporting to the Curator, as the Heritage Facilities Manager you will be responsible for providing day to day management of the facilities, maintenance and upkeep of Longleat House and associated historic buildings, ensuring that their special historic character is fully understood and protected by all working within them. Your duties will include, although not be limited to:
- Maintaining utilities and services across the House including water, electricity, gas, heating, telecommunications, internet provision and Wi-Fi
- Regularly reviewing the running of the buildings to ensure they operate in the most environmentally sustainable way
- Developing and implementing an active programme of condition monitoring and preventative maintenance for the fabric of Longleat House and associated buildings
- Managing an effective pest monitoring regime, ensuring all records are updated and dealing with any problems highlighted by this monitoring
- Managing all contractor access to the House, ensuring health and safety policies and other relevant policies and procedures are followed
- Ensuring facilities are in place for all company events within the House
- Working with the Curator to develop, implement and regularly review salvage plan for Longleat House and associated buildings housing the Longleat Collections
What will I need to be considered for this Heritage Facilities Manager vacancy?
- Hands on facilities management experience within a multi-functional venue
- Demonstrable understanding of the practical issues arising when maintaining a Grade 1 listed building and associated grounds
- Good understanding of historic buildings conservation procedures
- Excellent relationship management and communication skills, with the ability to manage employees and engage with a variety of audiences
- Strong organisational, problem solving and negotiation skills
What will I receive in return?
As the Heritage Facilities Manager, you'll receive a salary in the region of £22,000 to £27,000 with the level dependent on experience, in addition to a range of attractive benefits that include:
- Group Pension Plan (7% employer contribution)
- Complimentary tickets to Longleat
- Discounts on food and beverages and retail merchandise
- Life assurance cover and more perks
- 29 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays
You'll be employed on a permanent contract, working 40 hours per week, 5 days out of 7. Please note, due to the nature of the business evenings and weekend work will be required, including bank holidays.
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